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Fabricating the Absolute Fake - Revised Edition

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ISBN: 9789089645593 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_610630 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Social Sciences
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When rock star Bono told Oprah Winfrey that America is an ideal that is supposed to be contagious, the talk show host was moved to tears. Such an imagined America, rather than the nation-state USA, is the topic of Fabricating the Absolute Fake. Pop and politics become intertwined, as Hollywood, television, and celebrities spread the American Dream around the world. Using concepts such as the absolute fake and karaoke Americanism, the book examines this global mediation as well as the way America is appropriated in pop culture produced outside of the USA, as demonstrated by such diverse cultural icons as the Elvis-inspired crooner Lee Towers and the Moroccan-Dutch rapper Ali B. This revised and extended edition includes a new chapter on Barack Obama and Michael Jackson as global celebrities and a new afterword on teaching American pop culture.

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media --- pop culture --- culture

L’Empire en province : Culture et expérience coloniales en Limousin (1830-1939)

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ISBN: 9782810708642 DOI: 10.4000/books.pumi.11689 Language: French
Publisher: Presses universitaires du Midi
Subject: History
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Choisir le Limousin comme laboratoire d’observation de la colonisation française du xixe siècle était un pari audacieux. Il est remarquablement relevé par Reine-Claude Grondin : l’étude d’une région enclavée, éloignée des grands ports impériaux et faiblement connectée à l’outre-mer - mais néanmoins ouverte aux horizons lointains de l’Empire - permet de revisiter en profondeur les perspectives des historiens sur la diffusion et la réception de l’idée coloniale en France. La nouveauté de l’enquête tient autant au choix des sources qu’à l’échelle choisie. De fait, dans cette province rurale, l’ombre portée de la colonisation n’est pas perçue de la même façon qu’à Paris, Marseille, Lyon ou Bordeaux. Les échanges avec les colonies s’y organisent selon des logiques propres. Des acteurs et des réseaux coloniaux spécifiques y naissent et s’y activent au gré des nécessités locales. Enfin, il ne s’y construit pas le même type de discours et de mémoire. Et de fait, entre 1830 et 1939, l’affirmation de l’identité du Limousin est paradoxalement passée par l’exaltation de l’Empire et par la mise en avant d’une vocation coloniale spécifiquement limousine.

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Conceptos clave de la gestión cultural

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ISBN: 9789568416768 Year: Pages: 298 Language: Spanish
Publisher: Ariadna Ediciones
Subject: Social Sciences
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Cultural Management; Culture; Politics and Culture; Culture in Latin America

Conceptos clave de la gestión cultural

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ISBN: 9789568416744 Year: Pages: 356 Language: Spanish
Publisher: Ariadna Ediciones
Subject: Social Sciences
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In this first volume, this book proposes concepts about culture and its location in the social and academic life of our region

The spoken word: Oral culture in Britain, 1500-1850

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ISBN: 9780719057465 Year: DOI: 10.9760/mupoa/9780719057465 Language: English
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Subject: History
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The early modern period was of great significance throughout Europe with respect to its gradual transition from a largely oral to a fundamentally literate society. On the one hand, the spoken word remained of the utmost importance to the dissemination of ideas, the communication of information and the transmission of the cultural repertoire. On the other hand, the proliferation of written documents of all kinds, the development of printing and the spread of popular literacy combined to transform the nature of communication. Studies previous to this have traditionally focussed on individual countries or regions, and emphasised the contradictions between oral and literate culture. The essays in this fascinating collection depart from these approaches in several ways. By examining not only English, but also Scottish and Welsh oral culture, they provide the first pan-British study of the subject. The authors also emphasise the ways in which oral and literate culture continued to compliment and inform each other, rather than focusing exclusively on their incompatibility, or on the 'inevitable' triumph of the written word. The chronological focus, ranging from the sixteenth to the mid-nineteenth century, with glances ahead to the twentieth, set the problem against a longer chronological span than most other studies, providing a link between early modern and modern oral and literate cultures. This book it will be of interest to students and scholars of British history, Linguistics, Literary Studies and Folklore Studies.

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culture --- oral --- folklore --- linguistics

Across the margins: Cultural identity

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ISBN: 9780719057496 Year: DOI: 10.9760/mupoa/9780719057496 Language: English
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Subject: Social Sciences
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Across the margins offers a comparative, theoretically informed analysis of the cultural formation of the Atlantic Archipelago. In its overall conception and in specific contributions (including an introductory essay), this collection demonstrates the benefits of working across the disciplines of history, geography, literature and cultural studies, but also presents new configurations of cultural forms hitherto associated with specifically national and sub-national literatures. The essays, from both established and new scholars working in the fields of British, Irish and comparative cultural studies, addresses broad questions raised by the interface between language, gender, sexuality and ethnicity in relation to marginal identities, but also includes specific genre-based case studies on contemporary poetry, fiction, drama, popular music and art. This format recognises the importance of specific concerns which emerge from different geographical locations, but also encourages movement beyond traditional formations of national cultures. Responding to recent constitutional developments in Great Britain and Ireland, it explores their implications both for the cultural negotiations of marginality and for established critical paradigms. It is therefore of interest to undergraduates, postgraduates and academics working in the areas of comparative literature, postcolonial theory, Irish, Scottish and Welsh studies, and British political/cultural studies.

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literature --- culture --- transatlantic

The Undiscovered Country: Essays in Canadian Intellectual Culture

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Book Series: Cultural Dialectics ISSN: 19158378 ISBN: 9781927356326 9781927356333 9781926836485 Year: Pages: 306 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
Subject: Philosophy
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In this sequence of essays, Ian Angus engages with themes of identity, power, and the nation as they emerge in contemporary English Canadian philosophical thought, seeking to prepare the groundwork for a critical theory of neoliberal globalization. The essays are organized into three parts. The opening part offers a nuanced critique of the Hegelian confidence and progressivism that has come to dominate Canadian intellectual life. Through an analysis of the work of several prominent Canadian thinkers, among them Charles Taylor and C. B. Macpherson, Angus suggests that Hegelian frames of reference are inadequate, failing as they do to accommodate the fact of English Canada

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Canada --- culture --- philosophy

Cities Full of Symbols

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ISBN: 9789087281250 Year: Pages: 304 DOI: 10.5117/9789087281250 Language: English
Publisher: Leiden University Press Grant: Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek
Subject: Political Science --- Anthropology --- Architecture
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This book examines design proposals that show symbolic handling of the 9/11 attack on New York, the disaster symbolism of the ship washed ashore by the tsunami in Banda Aceh, and the design of the symbol of the city of Cape Town derived from a remnant of Dutch colonial architecture, or the mass pilgrimage to Elvis’s Graceland in Memphis. Cities Full of Symbols develops urban symbolic ecology and hypercity approaches into a new perspective on social cohesion. Approaches of architects, anthropologists, sociologists, social geographers and historians converge to make this a book for anyone interested in urban life, policymaking and city branding.

Europe - space for transcultural existence?

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ISBN: 9783863950620 Year: Pages: 291 DOI: 10.17875/gup2013-449 Language: English
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Social Sciences
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Europe - Space for Transcultural Existence? is the first volume of the new series, Studies in Euroculture, published by Göttingen University Press. The series derives its name from the Erasmus Mundus Master of Excellence Euroculture: Europe in the Wider World, a two year programme offered by a consortium of eight European universities in collaboration with four partner universities outside Europe. This master highlights regional, national and supranational dimensions of the European democratic development; mobility, migration and inter-, multi- and transculturality. The impact of culture is understood as an element of political and social development within Europe. The articles published here explore the field of Euroculture in its different elements: it includes topics such as cosmopolitanism, cultural memory and traumatic past(s), colonial heritage, democratization and Europeanization as well as the concept of (European) identity in various disciplinary contexts such as law and the social sciences. In which way have Europeanization and Globalization influenced life in Europe more specifically? To what extent have people in Europe turned ‘transcultural’? The ‘trans’ is understood as indicator of an overlapping mix of cultures that does not allow for the construction of sharp differentiations. It is explored in topics such as (im)migration and integration, as well as cultural products and lifestyle. The present economic crisis and debt crisis have led, as side-result, to a public attack on the open, cosmopolitan outlook of Europe. The values of the multicultural and civil society and the idea of a people’s Europe have become debatable. This volume offers food for thought and critical reflection.

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Europe --- Culture --- Europeanization

Anthropologie de la nature

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ISSN: 9782722600614 ISBN: 9782722600614 9782722602199 Year: Language: French
Publisher: Collège de France
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En apparence, l’anthropologie de la nature est une sorte d’oxymore puisque, depuis plusieurs siècles en Occident, la nature se caractérise par l’absence de l’homme, et l’homme par ce qu’il a su surmonter de naturel en lui. Mais la nature n’existe pas comme une sphère de réalités autonomes pour tous les peuples. En postulant une distribution universelle des humains et des non-humains dans deux domaines ontologiques séparés, nous sommes bien mal armés pour analyser tous ces systèmes d’objectiva...

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