Locating Cultural Work is a book about 'good work' (Hesmondhalgh and Baker,
2011; Sennett, 2008). Specifically it is about the ways in which rural, regional and
remotely located creative practitioners go about their own cultural work, seeking ...
Author: Susan Luckman
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
This book builds upon the ground-breaking work already undertaken by the author filling the absence of research into the significance, character and value of creative industries beyond major urban centres. What has emerged in this work is the specific centrality of place, time and the natural environment to the creative practice of those who have chosen or found themselves operating outside the mainstream of urban creative milieus. Unlike any existing book in the market, Locating Cultural Work uniquely examines creative workers in terms of three interlinked concerns: the wider history of creativity and place in the UK since the Industrial Revolution (in particular the Romantics and the Arts and Craft Movement, especially as manifest in the Lake District and Cotswolds); the emotional—affective—drivers of creativity and place; and, the relationship between rural and regional cultural industries, tourism and environmental awareness.
The process through which meaning and material are produced and conjoined
within specific locations could then be the working definition of cultural process.
Texts become a part of the cultural field due to this process, and participate in its
Author: Partha Pratim Basu
Publisher: SAGE Publications India
Category: Social Science
Locating Cultural Change: Theory, Method, Process is concerned with defining the 'local' through case studies of specific cultural processes. The thrust is on the institutionalization of 'local' concerns where the 'local' is the site of ideas and issues, and how these in turn influence us. The central premise of this collection is that in order to understand the common man's perspective, one has to demystify cultural processes. The book seeks to capture the vibrancy of cultural processes through a wide range of things that are a part of daily life spanning Hindi films, vernacular press, metropolitan club culture, the translation industry in India, medical advertisements and prime-time television serials. The volume shows how it is through the text's being and becoming that culture is produced and participated in. It argues that the production and consumption of meaning and material in conjunction helps us understand cultural processes in totality-not just as a conglomeration of events outside of us, but also as a part and parcel of daily life.
Niklas Luhmann has suggested to look at cultures as functions of comparisons (
Luhmann 1995c). In this view, culture is rooted in ... Thus, there are eating cultures, work cultures, discourse cultures, and music cultures. The notion that a
Author: Florian Grote
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Social Science
Florian Grote investigates how a local Berlin music scene integrates online media into its cultural practice and why located interaction in clubs and at concert events remains one of the most important forms of communication. Based on detailed empirical data and innovative analytical methods, social situations are described that can only happen as communication in the field deals with the potentials and challenges of online media. The interwoven forms of online and offline activity are presented in a coherent model of public communication within contemporary cultural practice. With its current topic and an innovative set of methods, this study covers new ground for research in the cultural sciences of the digital age.
I can say a few things of relevance to the topic of cultural creativity . I was working
among societies that were living disadvantageously along the expanding fire
front of the Western political - industrial - commercial imperium , first in the ...
Author: John Liep
Publisher: Pluto Press
Category: Social Science
The contributors to this volume reexamine the interconnectedness of culture and creativity in an increasingly hybrid world. They argue that while many of the old certainties about high culture and artistic canons may now be disintegrating, culture and creativity themselves are still very much a reflection of social processes involving power and the control of resources.Case studies include youth subcultures in Europe; experimental theatre derived from the Brazilian candomblé dance; the role of memory in mythology among the Pukapukan of Polynesia; the evolution of football and polo in Argentina; gender relations in Algerian raï music; the notion of authenticity in artistic movements in Zanzibar; traditional and modern practices of the Lio in Indonesia; and kula exchange and social movements in the Trobriand Islands in the Pacific.
Sharon O'Brien R. Gordon Kelly's article “ Literature and the Historian ” marked
an important moment in the development of American studies as an
interdisciplinary field of inquiry , foreshadowing later work in readership , popular culture , and ...
Author: Lucy Maddox
Publisher: JHU Press
Maddox has brought together works by a distinguished group of scholars which provide a useful window into the history and the evolution of the practice of American studies from its early, formational days to the present.
Locating. culture. What do we mean by culture? Why is it studied? What sort of
things will it involve? It seems obvious that a book introducing students to cultural
geography must start with a ... This book focuses on how cultures work in practice
Author: Mike Crang
First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
This style of thought works hand in hand with the categorical thinking of
psychiatric nosology so that the ''essence'' of a group ... Locating culture in the
social world In much of the work on culture and psychiatry, old and new, there are
Author: Juan Y. Chiao
This volume presents recent empirical advances using neuroscience techniques to investigate how culture influences neural processes underlying a wide range of human abilities, from perception and scene processing to memory and social cognition. It also highlights the theoretical and methodological issues with conducting cultural neuroscience research. Section I provides diverse theoretical perspectives on how culture and biology interact are represented. Sections II –VI is to demonstrate how cultural values, beliefs, practices and experience affect neural systems underlying a wide range of human behavior from perception and cognition to emotion, social cognition and decision-making. The final section presents arguments for integrating the study of culture and the human brain by providing an explicit articulation of how the study of culture can inform the study of the brain and vice versa.
My title irritates me because it points to a tendency in cultural history toward
fetishizing the marginal that invites caricature as the history of the weird or bizarre
. A friend and I were working in the British Library and met up for tea , and he told
Author: Frank Huisman
Publisher: JHU Press
"With diverse constitutions, a multiplicity of approaches, styles, and aims is both expected and desired. This volume locates medical history within itself and within larger historiographic trends, providing a springboard for discussions about what the history of medicine should be, and what aims it should serve."--Jacket.
He discusses writers such as Toni Morrison, Nadine Gordimer, and Salman Rushdie; historical documents such as those on the Indian Mutiny and by missionaries; race riots and nationhood; and he builds on the work of important cultural ...
Author: Homi K. Bhabha
Publisher: Psychology Press
In Location of Culture, Homi Bhabha sets out the conceptual imperative and political consistency of the post-colonial intellectual project. In a provocative series of essays, Bhabha explains why the post-colonial critique has altered forever the landscape of postmodern discourse. Location of Cultureexamines the displacement of the colonist's ligitimizing cultural authority; the margins of Western "civility" put under colonial stress; the complex cultural and political boundaries which exist between the spheres of gender, race, class, and sexuality; the place of language, psychic affect, and narrative discourse in the construction of social authority and cultural identity. Bhabha investigates a diverse range of texts in a bold attempt to specify the moment and the place of both colonial and post-colonial perspectives. He discusses writers such as Toni Morrison, Nadine Gordimer, and Salman Rushdie; historical documents such as those on the Indian Mutiny and by missionaries; race riots and nationhood; and he builds on the work of important cultural theorists such as Frantz Fanon and Edward Said.
This essay sets out to make the case for cultural history to be used as a particular
form of historical study, distinct from other approaches. ... of cultural history held
by those who regard themselves as cultural historians, let alone by writers who find themselves categorized, ... Raymond Williams and E.P. Thompson, each
concentrated on the symbolic significance of cultural activities to the working
Author: John Hughson
Category: Sports & Recreation
The Making of Sporting Cultures presents an analysis of western sport by examining how the collective passions and feelings of people have contributed to the making of sport as a ‘way of life’. The popularity of sport is so pronounced in some cases that we speak of certain sports as ‘national pastimes’. Baseball in the United States, soccer in Britain and cricket in the Caribbean are among the relevant examples discussed. Rather than regarding the historical development of sport as the outcome of passive spectator reception, this work is interested in how sporting cultures have been made and developed over time through the active engagement of its enthusiasts. This is to study the history of sport not only ‘from below’, but also ‘from within’, as a means to understanding the ‘deep relationship’ between sport and people within class contexts – the middle class as well as the working class. Contestation over the making of sport along axes of race, gender and class are discussed where relevant. A range of cultural writers and theorists are examined in regard to both how their writing can help us understand the making of sport and as to how sport might be located within an overall cultural context – in different places and times. The book will appeal to students and academics within humanities disciplines such as cultural studies, history and sociology and to those in sport studies programmes interested in the historical, cultural and social aspects of sport. This book was published as a special issue of Sport in Society.
However , the conference was signaling a shift in the concept of the material in
English Studies . I discern an evolution in four stages . ( 1 ) Raymond Williams
says " culture is material , ” thus locating his kind of work in the region of
Author: Mary Beth Rose
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
This is an annual publication devoted to understanding the drama as a central feature of Renaissance culture. The interdisciplinary essays explore the relationship of Renaissance dramatic traditions to their precursors and successors, and examine the impact of different forms of interpretation.
Locating. Asian. Australian. Cultures. Tseen. Khoo. I start this Introduction with an
anecdote that I hope conveys the kinds of cross- currents that feed ... Could this
Australia-centric work be considered a North American studies paper?
Author: Tseen Khoo
Locating Asian Australian Cultures is a timely and challenging interdisciplinary compilation that sets a contemporary benchmark for Asian Australian studies and its future directions. In the dynamic field of diasporic Asian studies, Asian Australian Studies is an emerging and contentious area. While cognisant of issues and critical developments in North America, Europe, and Asia, Asian Australian studies forges its own specific engagements with questions of identity, racialization, and nationalisms in a world of globalized cultures and movements. This book deliberately engages with international perspectives on Asian Australian studies that offer contingent connections and address crucial questions for fields that are rapidly 'de-nationalizing'. The volume focuses on Asian Australian cultural production and identity, presenting work that interrogates notions of belonging and citizenship, representational politics, and disciplinarity in the academy. The broad-ranging essays examine the politics of Asian Australian art and literature, as well as the area's significant interventions in disciplinary formations nationally and internationally. Other essays discuss the Vietnamese War memorial in Cabramatta, notions of the 'sacrificial Asian' in contemporary films, and Chinatown sites in Australia. This book will be essential reading not only for researchers in Asian Australian studies but also for those with an interest in Asian diaspora and Australian studies.
This makes locating cultural 'power' or cultural 'resistance' in any one group (fans/
producers/academics) extremely difficult. First, though, I want to ... In the second
section of the chapter I will go on to argue that the work of Theodor Adorno has ...
Author: Matthew Hills
Category: Social Science
Emphasising the contradictions of fandom, Matt Hills outlines how media fans have been conceptualised in cultural theory. Drawing on case studies of specific fan groups, from Elvis impersonators to X-Philes and Trekkers, Hills discusses a range of approaches to fandom, from the Frankfurt School to psychoanalytic readings, and asks whether the development of new media creates the possibility of new forms of fandom. Fan Cultures also explores the notion of "fan cults" or followings, considering how media fans perform the distinctions of 'cult' status.
Feminist encounters : locating the politics of experience Chandra Talpade
Mohanty Feminist and antiracist struggles in the ... and produce experience and
difference as analytical and political categories in feminist " cross - cultural ” work
Author: Seidman Steven
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Political Science
Postmodern perspectives on the new social movements (race, gender, sexuality), supported by wider cultural analysis.
work, selects significance amongst a complexity of things, feelings, relations and
actions, in a process of affect. ... at the IGU-IBG conference, Glasgow 2004, and
at the Conference: Locating Cultural Economies, Kalmar, Sweden 2004. Tourism
Author: Theano S. Terkenli
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Making sense of new cultural economies, it is argued, needs consistent attention to the resonances of individual lives. Otherwise, a discussion of cultural economies remains suspended in a detached virtualism (Miller, 2000). The idea of the remaking of geographies and cultural economies remains, necessarily, a consistent search to make the subject dynamic in its resonance with the contemporary world. In recent debates concerning the reframing of the cultural economies of geography, there is an evidence of increasing acknowledgement of the overlooked importance of subjectivities within geographical explanation. This has often been difficult when trying to attend to the large scale apparent dynamics of change. The shift of geographies to focus upon cultural economies combines two profound threads that inform this chapter: the acknowledgement of the breadth and inclusivity of what economies are and the refusal mutually to isolate the cultural and the economic. Thus the economic becomes engaged and even framed in relation to the cultural, and vice versa. Such an appraisal makes more robust the limits of ‘either – or’ claims from these two grounding components of geographical thinking and its representation of the world. These themes are sustained in different ways across the chapters of this book. This chapter seeks to build a critical discourse concerning space, embodied practice and lay knowledge. It does this in order to address the mechanisms through which individuals are engaged in the processes of new cultural economies.
Is it the mingling of cultures around one particular work, or is it a clash of cultures
on the territory of Shakespeare's Macbeth? Definitions of multiculturalism show
us the route into understanding multicultural Shakespeares and the relationship ...
Author: Gabrielle Malcolm
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
The first decade of the new century has certainly been a busy one for diversity in Shakespearean performance and interpretation, yielding, for example, global, virtual, digital, interactive, televisual, and cinematic Shakespeares. In Locating Shakespeare in the Twenty-First Century, Gabrielle Malcolm and Kelli Marshall assess this active world of Shakespeare adaptation and commercialization as they consider both novel and traditional forms: from experimental presentations (in-person and online) and literal rewritings of the plays/playwright to televised and filmic Shakespeares. More specifically, contributors in Locating Shakespeare in the Twenty-First Century examine the BBC’s ShakespeaRE-Told series, Canada’s television program Slings and Arrows, the Mumbai-based film Maqbool, and graphic novels in Neil Gaiman’s Sandman series, as well as the future of adaptation, performance, digitization, and translation via such projects as National Theatre Live, the Victoria and Albert Museum’s Archive of Digital Performance, and the British Library’s online presentation of the complete Folios. Other authors consider the place of Shakespeare in the classroom, in the Kenneth Branagh canon, in Jewish revenge films (Quentin Tarantino’s included), in comic books, in Young Adult literature, and in episodes of the BBC’s popular sci-fi television program Doctor Who. Ultimately, this collection sheds light, at least partially, on where critics think Shakespeare is now and where he and his works might be going in the near future and long-term. One conclusion is certain: however far we progress into the new century, Shakespeare will be there.
So who is the “I” at the centre of this work, which is attempting to work against the
grain? ... of the people who do not locate either themselves or their work within
any particular social or cultural milieu when they begin to explicate their ideas.
Author: Anthony G. Reddie
Christianity has been both the cause of oppression among Black communities and a source of liberation. Black Christianity has sought solace in the redemptive figure of Christ in its struggle for human dignity and freedom. 'Working Against the Grain' addresses the displacement of Black theology in Diasporan African churches by charismatic and conservative neo-Pentecostalism. The essays present a radical Black theology that empowers disenfranchised Black people whilst challenging White power to see and act differently. 'Working Against the Grain' is an essential text for all those interested in the pursuit of racial justice and other forms of anti-oppressive practice, both inside the church and beyond it.
As we noted right at the beginning, there have been surprisingly few
collaborations between cultural studies and ... and data in Locating Television,
we believe, were genuinely collaborative, with each of us adding to each part of
the work in ...
Author: Anna Cristina Pertierra
Category: Performing Arts
Locating Television: Zones of Consumption takes an important next step for television studies: it acknowledges the growing diversity of the international experience of television today in order to address the question of 'what is television now?' The book addresses this question in two interrelated ways: by situating the consumption of television within the full range of structures, patterns and practices of everyday life; and by retrieving the importance of location as fundamental to these structures, patterns and practices – and, consequently, to the experience of television. This approach, involving collaboration between authors from cultural studies and cultural anthropology, offers new ways of studying the consumption of television – in particular, the use of the notion of 'zones of consumption' as a new means of locating television within the full range of its spatial, temporal, cultural, political and industrial contexts. Although the study draws its examples from a wide range of locations (the US, the UK, Australia, Malaysia, Cuba, and the Chinese language markets in Asia - -Hong Kong, Singapore, China and Taiwan), its argument is strongly informed by the evidence and the insights which emerged from ethnographic research in Mexico. This research site serves a strategic purpose: by working on a location with a highly developed and commercially successful transnational television industry, but which is not among the locations usually considered by television studies written in English, the limitations to some of the assumptions underlying the orthodoxies in Anglo-American television studies are highlighted. Suitable for both upper level students and researchers, this book is a valuable and original contribution to television, media and cultural studies, and anthropology, presenting approaches and evidence that are new to the field.
It also entails subjecting one's work to cultural processes that organize the
rhetorical structures of the writing of return in ways over which one may have little
control. The narratives of return treated in this study stimulate an awareness of
Author: L. Wakamiya
Category: Literary Criticism
This innovative study examines the work of exiles from the Soviet Union who returned to a reformed post-Soviet Russia to initiate narrative processes of self-definition oriented toward a readership and nation seeking self-identity, all at a time of social, political and cultural transition within Russia itself.
The competing paradigms incorporated in their work raise several issues about
the strengths and the limits of the work's reception . Locating in culture a key site
of political contestation and in trade unions an arena of political intervention ...
Author: Dot Tuer
Publisher: YYZ Books
Mining the Media Archive gathers together an exciting collection of essays by writer and cultural theorist Dot Tuer. Ranging from monographs on new media artists to a history of Canada's most controversial artist-run centre, the CEAC, to testimonial writing on cultural politics and post-colonialism in Canada and Argentina, Tuer's writings address issues of global media and local remembrance through a unique blend of storytelling, archival research and cultural analysis.