Identity Anecdotes: Translation and Media Culture
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Beschreibung"Meticulously attentive to the complex nuances and intricacies of what is too easily glossed as 'cross-cultural communication', these essays offer us a unique, writerly perspective on what it takes, socially and textually, to reconcile the requirements of an effective shared discourse - cultural studies - with the intrinsic heterogeneity of our divergent glocal realities... an awesomely satisfying and enlightening read."- Ien Ang, University of Western Sydney
How is identity produced in global 'textual environments'? What forms of narrative generate solidarity in a world in which globalization and trans-nationality can often appear to be a fait accompli?
This brilliant, coruscating book, written by one of the most formidable and original thinkers in cultural studies, examines questions of nationality, identity, the use of anecdote to build solidarity and the role of institutions in shaping culture. Ranging across many fields, including film and media, gender, nationality, globalization and popular culture, it provides a mind-clearing exercise in recognizing what culture is, and how it works, today. Illustrated with a fund of relevant and insightful examples, it addresses the central questions in cultural studies today: identity, post-identity, the uses of narrative and textual analysis, the industrial organization of solidarity and the opportunities and dilemmas of globalization.
Penetrating, arresting and inimitable, the book is a major contribution to the field of cultural studies. It is of interest to students of cultural studies, media, film and cultural sociology.
InhaltsverzeichnisPART ONE: RHETORIC and NATIONALITY
Afterthoughts on `Australianism'
The Live, The Dead and The Living
White Panic or Mad Max and the Sublime
Aboriginality, Media History and Public Memory
PART TWO: TRANSLATION IN CULTURAL THEORY
The Man in the Mirror
David Harvey's `Condition' of Postmodernity
A Way of Inhabiting A Culture
Paul Willemen's Looks and Frictions
An Ethics of Uncertainty
Naoki Sakai's Translation and Subjectivity
Crazy Talk Is Not Enough
Deleuze and Guattari at Muriel's Wedding
PART THREE: INSTITUTIONALLY SPEAKING
Sticks and Stones and Stereotypes
The Scully Protocol (`The Truth Is Out There...')
`Please Explain?' Ignorance, Poverty and the Past
Uncle Billy, Tina Turner and Me
PortraitMeaghan Morris is Professor and Chair of the department of cultural studies at Lingnan University, Hong Kong.
Pressestimmen"It is an eclectic collection of essays, written between 1998 and 1999, which are all more or less obliquely concerned with questions of Australian culture and history. It offers a virtuosic demonstration of the capacities of theoretically informed cultural and historical criticism."
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: SAGE PUBN
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2006
Seitenanzahl: 250 Seiten