Modernity as Exile

The Stranger in John Berger's Writing


Author: Nikos Papastergiadis

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719038761

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 218

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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

After the Fall

Rhetoric in the Aftermath of Dissent in Post-communist Times


Author: Noemi Marin

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9781433100550

Category: Political Science

Page: 188

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Noemi Marin analyzes famous writers from the area as critical intellectuals and exiles in order to explore the role of rhetoric and identity in writers' own experiences during the long history of communism. Along with examinations of discursive relationships among power, culture and resistance in works by George Konrad, Andrei Codrescu, and Siavenka Drakulic before and after the fall of communism, Marin proposes specific dimensions for a rhetoric of exile pertinent to communist Eastern and Central Europe. After the Fall shows how critical works on identity, culture, and communist history by the writers studied aid in reconstituting a rhetoric of dissidence, identity, and legitimation in the public discourse of a changing Europe. The book offers a unique perspective on the complex contexts of political transition, in which competing public discourse on freedom and democracy intersect with totalitarian regimes, unsettled societies, and issues of resistance.

Labor in Culture, Or, Worker of the World(s)


Author: Peter Hitchcock

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319453998

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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This book is a cultural critique of labor and globalization that considers whether one can represent the other. The cultural representation of labor is a challenge in how globalization is understood. Workers may be everywhere in the world but cultural correlatives are problematic. By elaborating cultural theory and practice this book examines why this might be so. If globalization unites workers via production and capital flows, it often writes over traditional or progressive forms of unity. Worlds of work have expanded in the last half century, yet labor has receded within cultural discourse. By considering critical and historical concepts in the workers’ inquiry, the subject, and value, and provocative projects in cultural representation itself, this study expands our lexicon of labor to understand more fully what “workers of the world” means under globalization. As such the book offers broad appeal to students and teachers of Global and Cultural Studies and will interest all those who take seriously how the worker is articulated at a global scale.

Spoken Image

Photography and Language


Author: Clive Scott

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1861896123

Category: Photography

Page: 356

View: 2595

Language has always been central to the meaning and exploitation of photographic images. However, the various types and "styles" of language associated with different photographic genres have been largely overlooked. This book 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. The Spoken Image addresses the question of how the photograph communicates its message, with or without the aid of language. The book looks at the work of film-makers such as Antonioni and Greenaway to contrast filmic methods of narration with those of photography. Scott concludes that photography has arrived at a level of communicative sophistication equal to that of modern textual narratives, in conjunction with which it often works.

Dimitris Tsaloumas, a Voluntary Exile

Selected Writings on His Life and Work


Author: Helen Nickas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780958639019

Category: Australian poetry

Page: 296

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This edited volume on acclaimed Greek-Australian poet Dimitris Tsaloumas is a 'polyphonic' response to his work, consisting of essays, reviews and interviews . The book is bilingual (English and Greek) and begins with an introduction by the editor, in English and Greek. The pieces that follow are by Greek diasporic critics and English-speaking critics from Australia, England and the U.S.A. The book includes two reflective pieces by the poet himself and two interviews, all providing a fascinating insight into the poet and his work.

José Martí's "Our America"

from national to hemispheric cultural studies


Author: Jeffrey Grant Belnap,Raul A. Fernandez

Publisher: Duke University Press Books


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 344

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This collection of essays brings together work on Marti by U.S. Americanists with work from Latin American and Caribbean traditions, in order to introduce Marti's body of work (with particular focus on his neglected journalistic prose) into the general ex

N. Paradoxa


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Feminism and art

Page: N.A

View: 8554

International feminist art journal

Home Show


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780889152199

Category: Art

Page: 95

View: 9053