At the Interface: Continuity and Transformation in Culture by Eugenia Siapera, Joss Hands

By Eugenia Siapera, Joss Hands

In a global more and more characterized via perpetual re-invention in the course of the dynamic flows of capital, folks and concepts, realizing switch and transformation is an central. the aim of this e-book is a primary step in a undertaking to interact the dynamics of transformation on the interface of tradition and politics, via contextualisation, mirrored image and a sharing of highbrow assets. Bringing jointly the paintings of lecturers from a variety of disciplines, who proportion an overarching goal to map such ameliorations, the amount covers issues starting from pop culture, the net, to movie and cinema. Casting a latest gaze on cultural phenomena, the members all search to track trajectories of swap and continuity from inside of their very own particular box, utilizing a number methods from theoretical mirrored image to empirical case experiences. Of normal curiosity to scholars of the arts and social sciences, and of specific curiosity for college students of cultural reports and verbal exchange in any respect degrees, this quantity constitutes a different chance to mirror on contemporary differences but additionally at the endurance of convinced cultural and political practices.

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From this position they subvert and reaffirm the hegemonisation of dichotomous gender roles. In both discourses gender bending is read as a set of subversive practices. The resistance against the hegemonic gender roles by the bending of genders has become a discursive agenda in popular culture research. The transgression of gender boundaries has been evaluated as preferably resistance through pleasure. Meanwhile gender benders came out of the margins and are now commodified as mainstream and accepted within mainstream popular culture, especially on their target group broadcasters MTV and TMF.

Bourdieu Pierre. Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1984. Buikema, Rosemarie, Meijer, Maaike & Smelik, Anneke. ” In Vrouwenstudies in de jaren negentig. Een kennismaking vanuit verschillende disciplines, edited by Margo Brouns, Mieke Verloo & Marianne Grünell, 79-109. Bussem: Coutinho, 1995. Bulter, Judith. ” In Performing Feminisms, edited by Sue-Ellen Case, 270-283. Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, 1990a. Butler, Judith. Gender Trouble.

In both discourses gender bending is read as a set of subversive practices. The resistance against the hegemonic gender roles by the bending of genders has become a discursive agenda in popular culture research. The transgression of gender boundaries has been evaluated as preferably resistance through pleasure. Meanwhile gender benders came out of the margins and are now commodified as mainstream and accepted within mainstream popular culture, especially on their target group broadcasters MTV and TMF.

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