Material and Visual Cultures Beyond Male Bonding 1870 914

In his compelling discussion, Haggerty turns the heterosexist paradigm on itself when he poses the following: 'If it is suggested that a man “loves” a woman, or that a woman “loves” a man, in early modern culture and beyond, ...

Author: John Potvin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351558976

Category: Art

Page: 194

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Material and Visual Cultures Beyond Male Bonding, 1870-1914 presents the first cross-disciplinary analysis of the visual and material representations and spaces of male same-sex culture in turn-of-the-century Britain which positions intimacy as its central object. Through both historical and theoretical lenses, this groundbreaking study considers photographs, interior design, decorative art, architecture and illustrations from the popular press to reveal the interwoven narratives of intimacy, aesthetics and identity. The author sustains close readings to expose the challenges the representations of 'men together' posed not only for the men of the time, but also for the contemporary viewer and scholar.

Women Collecting and Cultures Beyond Europe

Cultures. Beyond. Europe. This book examines collecting around the world and how women have participated in and formed collections globally. The edited volume builds on recent research and offers a wider lens through which to examine ...

Author: Arlene Leis

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000781519

Category: Art

Page: 323

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This book examines collecting around the world and how women have participated in and formed collections globally. The edited volume builds on recent research and offers a wider lens through which to examine and challenge women’s collecting histories. Spanning from the seventeenth century to the twenty-first (although not organized chronologically) the research herein extends beyond European geographies and across time periods; it brings to light new research on how artificiallia and naturallia were collected, transported, exchanged, and/or displayed beyond Europe. Women, Collecting and Cultures Beyond Europe considers collections as points of contact that forged transcultural connections and knowledge exchange. Some authors focus mainly on collectors and what was collected, while others consider taxonomies, travel, patterns of consumption, migration, markets, and the after life of things. In its broad and interdisciplinary approach, this book amplifies women’s voices, and aims to position their collecting practices toward new transcultural directions, including women’s relation to distinct cultures, customs, and beliefs as well as exposing the challenges women faced when carving a place for themselves within global networks. This study will be of interest to scholars working in collections and collecting, conservation, museum studies, art history, women’s studies, material and visual cultures, Indigenous studies, textile histories, global studies, history of science, social and cultural histories.

Beyond the Global Culture War

How does “globalization” differ from, say, thewaymystics or philosophers usedtolook beyondtheir own cultures before modernity? Now on one level, much of its content is thin and incoherent. As one historian hasnoted, ...

Author: Adam K. Webb

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135442590

Category: Philosophy

Page: 296

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"Beyond the Global Culture War" presents a cross-cultural critique of global liberalism and argues for a broad-based challenge that can meet it on its own scale. Adam Webb is one of our most exciting and original young scholars, and this book is certain to generate many new debates. This timely volume probes many of the key challenges we face in the new millennium. This is essential reading for all students of politics and globalization.

Beyond Art A Third Culture

A Comparative Study in Cultures, Art and Science in 20th Century Austria and Hungary Peter Weibel ... go beyond the classical disciplines of art in order to be able to draw an adequate picture of culture beyond all clichés .

Author: Peter Weibel

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3211245626

Category: Architecture

Page: 620

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A new theory of culture presented with a new method achieved by comparing closely the art and science in 20th century Austria and Hungary. Major achievements that have influenced the world like psychoanalysis, abstract art, quantum physics, Gestalt psychology, formal languages, vision theories, and the game theory etc. originated from these countries, and influence the world still today as a result of exile nurtured in the US. A source book with numerous photographs, images and diagrams, it opens up a nearly infinite horizon of knowledge that helps one to understand what is going on in today’s worlds of art and science.

Beyond Writing Culture

... to contemporary work ' ( Clifford 1999 : 644 ) . a After Writing Culture Beyond eliciting immediate reactions , Writing Culture also influenced , albeit in a more mediated manner , other important developments in anthropology .

Author: Karsten Kumoll

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1845456750

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

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"This is a book that will attract a great deal of attention among anthropologists and social scientists in general. It is a great advance on earlier critiques of Writing Culture (1986) that have emerged at intervals, a large number of them cited by the contributors. Its strength lies particularly in its transdisciplinary perspectives and the clarity of both critique and new representations. The prologue is a tour de force." * Joan Vincent, Professor Emerita, Barnard College/Columbia University Two decades after the publication of Clifford and Marcus' volume Writing Culture, this collection provides a fresh and diverse reassessment of the debates that this pioneering volume unleashed. At the same time, Beyond Writing Culture moves the debate on by embracing the more fundamental challenge as to how to conceptualise the intricate relationship between epistemology and representational practices rather than maintaining the original narrow focus on textual analysis. It thus offers a thought-provoking tapestry of new ideas relevant for scholars not only concerned with 'the ethnographic Other', but with representation in general. Olaf Zenker is Assistant Professor in Social Anthropology at the University of Bern, Switzerland. He did his Ph.D. at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle on the Irish language and identity in Catholic West Belfast. His publications focus on conflict and identity formations, including a study on communicative constructions of group membership among homeless people:Techniken zur kommunikativen Herstellung von Gruppenzugehorigkeit (Berlin, 2004). Karsten Kumoll is Programme Manager at the German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat), advising the Federal and State (Lander) governments on the system of higher education and research. He obtained his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Freiburg. Its subject was Marshall Sahlins' complete works and it was subsequently published as: Kultur, Geschichte und die Indigenisierung der Moderne: Eine Analyse des Gesamtwerks von Marshall Sahlins (Bielefeld, 2007).

Anthropology Beyond Culture

“There ain't no black in the Union Jack”: The cultural politics of race and nation. London: Hutchinson. ———. 2000. Against race: Imagining political culture beyond the color line. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press.

Author: Richard G. Fox

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000182781

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Culture is a vexed concept within anthropology. From their earliest studies, anthropologists have often noted the emotional attachment of people to their customs, even in cases where this loyalty can make for problems. Do anthropologists now suffer the same kind of disability with respect to their continuing emotional attachment to the concept of culture? This book considers the state of the culture concept in anthropology and finds fault with a ‘love it or leave it' attitude. Rather than pledging undying allegiance or summarily dismissing it, the volume argues that anthropology can continue with or without a concept of culture, depending on the research questions being asked, and, furthermore, that when culture is retained, no single definition of it is practical or necessary. Offering sensible solutions to a topic of hot debate, this book will be essential reading for anyone seeking to learn what a concept of culture can offer anthropology, and what anthropology can offer the concept of culture.

Cultural Diplomacy Beyond the National Interest

Honda (1994) stressed the cosmopolitan appeal embodied in Japanese media culture beyond hitherto prevailing traditional and oppressive images of Japan. With the rise of middle classes across Asia, Honda (1994, p.

Author: Ien Ang

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317209584

Category: Social Science

Page: 156

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Cultural Diplomacy: Beyond the National Interest? is the first book bringing together, from the perspective of the cultural disciplines, scholarship that locates contemporary cultural diplomacy practices within their social, political, and ideological contexts, while examining the different forces that drive them. The contributions to this book have two methodologies: the first, to deconstruct and demystify cultural diplomacy, notably the ‘hype’ that accompanies it, especially when it is yoked to the notion of ‘soft power’; the second, to better understand how contemporary cultural diplomacy actually operates. In applying a cultural lens to the question, this book probes whether there can be such a thing as a cultural diplomacy ‘beyond the national interest’. This book was originally published as a special issue of the International Journal of Cultural Policy.

Print Culture Histories Beyond the Metropolis

5 Cosmopolitan Ideals, Local Loyalties, and Print Culture: The Career of George Chandler Bragdon in Upstate New York joan shelley ... 1 Anderson's novel thus points the way to an interrogation of the concept of “print culture beyond the ...

Author: James J. Connolly

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442650626

Category: History

Page: 437

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Print Culture Histories Beyond the Metropolis focuses attention to how the residents of smaller cities, provincial districts, rural settings, and colonial outposts have produced, disseminated, and read print materials.

Decline Renewal and the City in Popular Music Culture Beyond the Beatles

British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data Cohen, Sara Decline, renewal and the city in popular music culture : beyond the Beatles. – (Ashgate popular and folk music series) 1. Popular music – England – Liverpool 2.

Author: Sara Cohen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351218412

Category: Music

Page: 282

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How is popular music culture connected with the life, image, and identity of a city? How, for example, did the Beatles emerge in Liverpool, how did they come to be categorized as part of Liverpool culture and identity and used to develop and promote the city, and how have connections between the Beatles and Liverpool been forged and contested? This book explores the relationship between popular music and the city using Liverpool as a case study. Firstly, it examines the impact of social and economic change within that city on its popular music culture, focusing on de-industrialization and economic restructuring during the 1980s and 1990s. Secondly, and in turn, it considers the specificity of popular music culture and the many diverse ways in which it influences city life and informs the way that the city is thought about, valued and experienced. Cohen highlights popular music's unique role and significance in the making of cities, and illustrates how de-industrialization encouraged efforts to connect popular music to the city, to categorize, claim and promote it as local culture, and harness and mobilize it as a local resource. In doing so she adopts an approach that recognizes music as a social and symbolic practice encompassing a diversity of roles and characteristics: music as a culture or way of life distinguished by social and ideological conventions; music as sound; speech and discourse about music; and music as a commodity and industry.

Theory in Social and Cultural Anthropology

Those favoring an interpretivist approach to the study of culture, which is most closely associated with hermeneutics, have maintained that comparison between cultures and generalization beyond individual cases is difficult if not ...

Author: R. Jon McGee

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781452276304

Category: Social Science

Page: 1056

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Social and cultural anthropology and archaeology are rich subjects with deep connections in the social and physical sciences. Over the past 150 years, the subject matter and different theoretical perspectives have expanded so greatly that no single individual can command all of it. Consequently, both advanced students and professionals may be confronted with theoretical positions and names of theorists with whom they are only partially familiar, if they have heard of them at all. Students, in particular, are likely to turn to the web to find quick background information on theorists and theories. However, most web-based information is inaccurate and/or lacks depth. Students and professionals need a source to provide a quick overview of a particular theory and theorist with just the basics—the "who, what, where, how, and why," if you will. In response, SAGE Reference plans to publish the two-volume Theory in Social and Cultural Anthropology: An Encyclopedia. Features & Benefits: Two volumes containing approximately 335 signed entries provide users with the most authoritative and thorough reference resource available on anthropology theory, both in terms of breadth and depth of coverage. To ease navigation between and among related entries, a Reader's Guide groups entries thematically and each entry is followed by Cross-References. In the electronic version, the Reader's Guide combines with the Cross-References and a detailed Index to provide robust search-and-browse capabilities. An appendix with a Chronology of Anthropology Theory allows students to easily chart directions and trends in thought and theory from early times to the present. Suggestions for Further Reading at the end of each entry and a Master Bibliography at the end guide readers to sources for more detailed research and discussion.