At the Interface: Continuity and Transformation in Culture by Eugenia Siapera, Joss Hands

By Eugenia Siapera, Joss Hands

In a global more and more characterized by way of perpetual re-invention during the dynamic flows of capital, folks and ideas, realizing switch and transformation is an significant. the aim of this ebook is a primary step in a undertaking to interact the dynamics of transformation on the interface of tradition and politics, via contextualisation, mirrored image and a sharing of highbrow assets. Bringing jointly the paintings of lecturers from a number disciplines, who percentage an overarching target to map such differences, the quantity covers issues starting from pop culture, the net, to movie and cinema. Casting a modern gaze on cultural phenomena, the individuals all search to track trajectories of switch and continuity from inside their very own particular box, utilizing a number of ways from theoretical mirrored image to empirical case stories. Of common curiosity to scholars of the arts and social sciences, and of specific curiosity for college kids of cultural reports and verbal exchange in any respect degrees, this quantity constitutes a distinct chance to mirror on fresh variations but in addition at the patience of definite cultural and political practices.

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