Modernity As Exile

Author: Nikos Papastergiadis
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719038761
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"Modernity as exile tackles the themes of migration, displacement, and multiculturalism in the modern world." "Throughout John Berger's writings, whether an art, literature or sociology, the figure of the stranger signals both the pain of uprooting and the insight gained from 'another way of seeing'." "Nikos Papastergiadis uses this figure to argue that 'exile' is not merely a political or social fact, but is an inner condition, central to the postmodern self. He analyses the cultural dynamics that connect migration and exile, not simply as the negative consequence of contemporary culture, but as its fundamental driving force. Peoples are displaced not only by wars and famine but by economics, tourism, global telecommunications. How this explodes our notions of home, of community and our sense of belonging is the central question addressed by this provocative and powerful book."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Spoken Image

Author: Clive Scott
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 9781861890320
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The Spoken Image considers the nature of photography, examining the language used in titles, captions and commentaries, particularly as they relate to documentary photography, photojournalism and fashion photography.

Writing Across Worlds

Author: John Connell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134846401
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International migration has long been a dominant feature of world literature from both post-industrial and developing countries. The increasing demands of the global economic system and continued political instability in many of the world's region have highlighted this shifting map of the world's peoples. Yet, political concern for the larger scale economic and social impact of migration has effectively obscured the nature of the migratory nature of the migratory experience itself, the emotions and practicalities of departure, travel, arrival and the attempt to rebuild a home. Writing Across Worlds explores an extraordinary range of migration literaturesm from letters and diaries to journalistic articles, autobiographies and fiction, in order to analyse the reality of the migrant's experience. The sheer range of writings - Irish, Friulian, Italian, Jewish and South Asian British, Gastarbeiter literature from Germany, Pied noir, French-Algerian and French West Indian writing, Carribbean novels, Slovene emigrant texts, Japanese-Canadian writing, migration in American novels, narratives from Australia, South Africa, Samoa and others - illustrate the diversity of global migratory experience and emphasise the social context of literature. The geographic and literary range of Writing Across Worlds makes this collection an invaluable analysis of migration, giving voice to the hope, pain, nostalgia and triumph of lives lived in other places.

Exiles Diasporas Strangers

Author: Kobena Mercer
Publisher: Mit Press
ISBN: 9780262633581
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The first thematic and cross-cultural overview of the experiences of migration and displacement that characterize so much of twentieth-century art.

Visions Of Modernity

Author: Scott McQuire
Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited
ISBN: 9780761953005
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This overview of modern visual culture explores the relationship between technology, society and identity which underpins contemporary `media culture'. While tracing historical shifts as they have developed through, or intersected with, different camera technologies, the book is not so much about the camera's field of vision: it is concerned with processes of modernization and the dramatic changes - perceptual, experiential, epistemological - which characterize modernity. Using the camera and its technologies as symbols of `realism', Scott McQuire interweaves: the history of visual culture from Lumiere to virtual reality by way of photography, cinema and television; the broad social and political transformations of t

David Jones Artist And Poet

Author: David Jones
Publisher: Scolar Pr
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David Jones, Artist and Poet brings together thirteen centenary essays with an introduction by the editor, Paul Hills. The diversity of contributors - literary critics, a cultural historian, an art historian, an engraver, a painter, and poets - indicates the broad sustained pertinence of David Jones's art, ideas and example as a maker. Several contributors reveal the interconnections between his engraved books of the 1920s and his later poems, notably The Anathemata. Others offer fresh perspectives on his idea of art, his understanding of history and the role of his Catholicism. His knowledge of Welsh culture and history is richly documented in one essay, and in another a French scholar and poet judges his European sense as far truer than that of Eliot or Pound. Several touch upon the part played by animals in Jones's figuring of redemptive journeys. Far from being sidelined as a Celtic mystic, David Jones emerges from this volume as a man whose meditation on the erosion of sign-making addresses our post-modern dilemmas.

Theorizing Modernity

Author: Peter Wagner
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
ISBN: 9780761951469
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This book argues that sociology has lost its ability to provide critical diagnoses of the present human condition because sociology has stopped considering the philosophical requirements of social enquiry. The book attempts to restore that ability by retrieving some of the key questions that sociologists tend to gloss over, inescapability and attainability. The book identifies five key questions in which issues of inescapability and attainability emerge. These are the questions of the certainty of our knowledge, the viability of our politics, the continuity of our selves, the accessibility of the past, and the transparency of the future. The book demonstrates how these questions are addressed in different forms and by different intellectua

Social Psychology And Modernity

Author: Thomas Johansson
Publisher: Open Univ Pr
ISBN: 9780335201105
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Social Psychology Modernity explores social psychological thinking in relation to contemporary society. Some of the key thinkers within this field at the interface between sociology and psychology are introduced and discussed. The aim of the book is not only to function as an undergraduate text, but also to develop new ways of approaching and using social psychological theory. The first part of the book contains a general overview of different theorists and theoretical perspectives: a particular line of thought is followed stretching from The Chicago School -- via among others Simmel, Mead and Goffman -- to contemporary discussions on modernity and postmodernity. The thematic part of the book offers a more in-depth view of key aspects of late-modern life, for example changes in gender identities, narcism, and cultivation of the perfect body. The reflexive approach to social psychology developed in this book will enrich and expand our way looking at contemporary culture identities.

Josiah Mcelheny

Author: Michael Tarantino
Publisher: Centro Galego De Arte contemporanea
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Artwork by Josiah McElheny. Edited by Maria do Ceu Baptista. Contributions by Louise Neri, Miguel Fernndez-Cid, Adolf Loos. Text by Jorge Luis Borges, Miwon Kwon, Michael Tarantino.

Art Cultural Difference

Author: Nikos Papastergiadis
Publisher: Academy Editions Ltd
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