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Representing Culture

Essays on Identity, Visuality and Technology

Editor(s): Claudia Alvares
Contributors: Claudia Alvares, Chris Weedon, Daphne Patai, Katy Parry, David Moscowitz, Frank Möller, Howard Caygill,

Book Description

The essays collected in this volume are interdisciplinary in nature, defying the traditional boundaries that compartmentalise and contain knowledge within particular camps. Heir to the ‘undisciplining’ legacy of cultural studies, they attempt to transcend the restrictive frameworks of pre-established discourse, engaging in new and fruitful combinations of theories and methodologies.
The general aim of the book is to indicate new perspectives for the exercise of cultural criticism on the basis of the major issues that confront us today, rather than articulate any canonical viewpoint on traditional cultural studies. These essays thus share a common denominator in that they seek to explore the field of current ‘experience’ through the exercise of critique.
The recontextualisation of cultural studies that this book attempts occurs along the vectors of identity politics, visual culture and technology. The collection draws attention to the fact that these vectors do not consist in delimited ‘camps’, but rather in axes that intersect with each other at each instance.


ISBN-13: 978-1-8471-8686-7
ISBN-10: 1-84718-686-6
Date of Publication: 01/09/2008
Pages / Size: 195 / A5
Price: £29.99


Claudia Alvares is Associate Professor and director of the CICANT Research Centre at Lusofona University’s School of Communication, Arts and Information Technologies in Lisbon, Portugal. She is chair of the ECREA Gender and Communication section, principal investigator of two EU-funded research projects and author of Humanism after Colonialism (2006).