Spatial HumanitiesPosted by Les Roberts 18 Jan, 2017 12:44:27 Cultural Turns: New Orientations in the Study of Culture Doris Bachmann-Medick. Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter, 2016. ISBN 978-3-11-040297-1.
https://www.degruyter.com/viewbooktoc/product/433816The contemporary fields of the study of culture, the humanities and the
social sciences are unfolding in a dynamic constellation of cultural
turns. This book provides a comprehensive overview of these
theoretically and methodologically groundbreaking reorientations. It
discusses the value of the new focuses and their analytical categories
for the work of a wide range of disciplines. In addition to chapters on
the interpretive, performative, reflexive, postcolonial, translational,
spatial and iconic/pictorial/visual turns, it discusses emerging
directions of research. Drawing on a wealth of international
research, this book maps central topics and approaches in the study of
culture and thus provides systematic impetus for changed disciplinary
and transdisciplinary research in the humanities and beyond - e.g. in
the fields of sociology, economics and the study of religion.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Cultural Turns - New Orientations in the Study of Culture 1-37 Chapter I: The Interpretive Turn 39-71 Chapter II: The Performative Turn 73-101 Chapter III: The Reflexive/Literary Turn 103-130 Chapter IV: The Postcolonial Turn 131-173 Chapter V: The Translational Turn 175-209 Chapter VI: The Spatial Turn 211-243 Chapter VII: The Iconic Turn/Pictorial Turn 245-278 Outlook: Are the Cultural Turns Leading to a Turn in the Humanities and Study of Culture? 279-298
Spatial HumanitiesPosted by Les Roberts 30 Mar, 2015 16:37:03 Toward an Urban Cultural Studies: Henri Lefebvre and the Humanities Benjamin Fraser
Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. ISBN: 9781137498557 Toward an Urban Cultural Studies is a call for a new interdisciplinary area of research and teaching. Blending Urban Studies and Cultural Studies, this book grounds readers in the extensive theory of the prolific French philosopher Henri Lefebvre. Appropriate for both beginners and specialists, the first half of this book builds from a general introduction to Lefebvre and his methodological contribution toward a focus on the concept of urban alienation and his underexplored theory of the work of art. The second half merges Lefebvrian urban thought with literary studies, film studies and popular music studies, successively, before turning to the videogame and the digital humanities. Benjamin Fraser's approach consistently emphasizes the interrelationship between cities, culture, and capital.
The People, Place, and Space Reader – open access material
The People, Place, and Space Reader, edited by Jen Jack
Gieseking & William Mangold, with Cindi Katz, Setha Low, & Susan
The editors of The People, Place, and Space Reader believe
that knowledge should be open to the public and have therefore decided to
publicly share their writing in the form of the book introduction and twelve
section introductions. If open access (OA) selections from the reader are
available, they are hyperlinked on the pages.
MyStreet is a living on-line
archive of everyday life, encouraging you to make your mark and bring your area
to life through film.
revives the radical project at the centre of the 1930s Mass Observation
movement (founded by the anthropologist Tom Harrison, poet Charles Madge, and
film-maker Humphrey Jennings). This earlier quasi-anthropological attempt to
democratize ethnography in the service of the 'everyday', combined with the
potential of film as a vehicle of contestation within the public sphere led to
the creation of a digital project documenting life in the UK and above all in
set out to unleash the potential of a new form of collaborative anthropology,
to grasp the 'minor' importance of the non-canonical media expressions that My
Street provides a forum for, and also a means of dissemination. The project
rests on an appreciation of the transformative power of 'minor' practices but
also attempts to circumvent decaying print-age vehicles. MyStreet aims to
provide a window onto, and means of active assertion by, those marginalized
sections of the population whose voices are not heard or who, too often, the
state seeks to suppress and incarcerate.
Tim Ingold is a preeminent anthropologist, Chair of Social Anthropology
at the University of Aberdeen. Fellow of the British Academy and the Royal
Society of Edinburgh and author of numerous books on anthropology. Taking an
unconventional view of his discipline. Professor Ingold tries to bring the “4
A’s” [anthropology, architecture, archaeology, and art] together, looking at
the ways in which environments are perceived, shaped, and understood.