Cultural Artifacts And The Production Of Meaning

Author: Margaret J. M. Ezell
Editor: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472082575
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An illuminating survey of the impact of technical modes of production on the creation of meaning in diverse media

Transnational Mobilities In Action Sport Cultures

Author: H. Thorpe
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 0230390749
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This book contributes to recent debates in transnationalism, mobilities and migration studies by offering the first in-depth sociological examination of the global phenomenon of action sports and the transnational networks and connections being established within and across local contexts around the world.

Imagining Selves

Author: Rivka Swenson
Editor: Associated University Presse
ISBN: 9780874130126
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The 13 essays in this title, most of which focus on the 18th century, survey diverse cultural artefacts that include memoirs, histories, plays, poems, courtesy manuals, children's tales, novels, paintings and even resin The essays explore relationships between character, context and text and engage various genres and geographies.

Destination Culture

Author: Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520209664
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With the question, "What does it mean to show?", the author explores the agency of display in museums and tourist attractions. She looks at how objects are made to perform their meaning by being collected and how techniques of display, not just the things shown, convey a powerful message.

Other Planes Of There

Author: Renée Green
Editor: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822376482
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For more than two decades, the artist Renée Green has created an impressive body of work in which language is an essential element. Green is also a prolific writer and a major voice in the international art world. Other Planes of There gathers for the first time a substantial collection of the work she wrote between 1981 and 2010. The selected essays initially appeared in publications in different countries and languages, making their availability in this volume a boon to those wanting to follow Green's artistic and intellectual trajectory. Charting this cosmopolitan artist’s thinking through the decades, Other Planes of There brings essays, film scripts, reviews, and polemics together with reflections on Green's own artistic practice and seminal artworks. It immerses the reader in three decades of contemporary art showcasing the art and thought, the incisive critiques and prescient observations of one of our foremost artists and intellectuals. Sound, cinema, literature, time-based media, and the relationship between art forms and other forms of knowledge are just a few of the matters that Green takes up and thinks through. Sixty-four pages of color plates were selected by the artist for this lavishly illustrated volume.

Adaptations Of Laurence Sterne S Fiction

Author: Dr Mary-Céline Newbould
Editor: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1472421531
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Exploring how readers received and responded to literary works in the long eighteenth century, M-C. Newbould focuses on the role played by Laurence Sterne’s fiction and its adaptations. Literary adaptation flourished throughout the eighteenth century, encouraging an interactive relationship between writers, readers, and artists when well-known works were transformed into new forms across a variety of media. Laurence Sterne offers a particularly dynamic subject: the immense interest provoked by The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman and A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy inspired an unrivalled number and range of adaptations from their initial publication onwards. In placing her examination of Sterneana within the context of its production, Newbould demonstrates how literary adaptation operates across generic and formal boundaries. She breaks new ground by bringing together several potentially disparate aspects of Sterneana belonging to areas of literary studies that include drama, music, travel writing, sentimental fiction and the visual. Her study is a vital resource for Sterne scholars and for readers generally interested in cultural productivity in this period.

Obama Effect The

Author: Heather E. Harris
Editor: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438436610
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Timely, multidisciplinary analysis of Obama’s presidential campaign, its context, and its impact.

Materiality And Popular Culture

Author: Anna Malinowska
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317219139
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This book critically approaches contemporary meanings of materiality and discuses ways in which we understand, experience, and engage with objects through popular culture in our private, social and professional lives. Appropriating Arjun Appadurai’s famous phrase: "the social life of things", with which he inspired scholars to take material culture more seriously and, as a result, treat it as an important and revealing area of cultural studies, the book explores the relationship between material culture and popular practices, and points to the impact they have exerted on our co-existence with material worlds in the conditions of late modernity.

Power Identity And The Rise Of Modern Architecture

Author: Koompong Noobanjong
Editor: Universal-Publishers
ISBN: 9781581122015
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This dissertation examines the evolution of Western and Modern architecture in Siam and Thailand. It illustrates how various architectural ideas have contributed to the physical design and spatial configuration of places associated with negotiation and allocation of political power, which are throne halls, parliaments, and government and civic structures since the 1850s.

Colonialism And Its Forms Of Knowledge

Author: Bernard S. Cohn
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691000435
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Bernard Cohn's interest in the construction of Empire as an intellectual and cultural phenomenon has set the agenda for the academic study of modern Indian culture for over two decades. His earlier publications have shown how dramatic British innovations in India, including revenue and legal systems, led to fundamental structural changes in Indian social relations. This collection of his writings in the last fifteen years discusses areas in which the colonial impact has generally been overlooked. The essays form a multifaceted exploration of the ways in which the British discovery, collection, and codification of information about Indian society contributed to colonial cultural hegemony and political control. Cohn argues that the British Orientalists' study of Indian languages was important to the colonial project of control and command. He also asserts that an arena of colonial power that seemed most benign and most susceptible to indigenous influences--mostly law--in fact became responsible for the institutional reactivation of peculiarly British notions about how to regulate a colonial society made up of "others." He shows how the very Orientalist imagination that led to brilliant antiquarian collections, archaeological finds, and photographic forays were in fact forms of constructing an India that could be better packaged, inferiorized, and ruled. A final essay on cloth suggests how clothes have been part of the history of both colonialism and anticolonialism.