Culture, multiculture, postculture
What is culture? How is it different from multiculture and postculture? In this accessible book, Joel Kahn shows that the idea of difference is of fundamental importance in debates on culture, multiculture and postculture.This innovative book examines a fundamental modern contradiction: the relation between greater cultural diversity and global capitalism. Arguing for a view of culture which is thoroughly grounded in history, the author looks at the way in which cultural distinctions shape our relation to reality and imagination. He illustrates his arguments with a rich array of sources from fiction to real life and represents the many-sided and ubiquitous nature of culture in social life.Joel Kahn comments on the trend towards global culture, but he avoids the conceits of postmodernism by insisting that differences have not 'withered away'. Instead, he shows how the forces of globalization have multiplied cultural differences and diversities.
12 pages matching produce in this book
Results 1-3 of 12
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
A Postcolonial Empire?
Culture Difference and the Expressivist Critique of Modernism
Peasants Difference and the Commoditys Malcontents
5 other sections not shown
adat African American agriculture alien American culture anthropological argued articulated Bali Balinese Bart6k Boedi Tjaniago Boeke capitalist Carl Van Vechten characterised Chayanov Chiapas civilising clearly colonial commodity contemporary context critics cultural alterity cultural difference culture and difference debate discourse of cultural DuBose Heyward Dutch economic empire Enlightenment ethnic European example expressivism expressivist expressivist critique fact George Gershwin German Gershwin global groups Harlem Harlem Renaissance hence Heyward human Hungarian ibid identity ideology images imperial Indian Indies indigenous Indonesian intellectuals interwar Jewish Jews labour land language of culture least liberal Marx metanarratives Mexican Minangkabau modern modernisation multicultural Negro nineteenth century notion novel organisation particular peasant music peasantist peasantry philosophy political Porgy Porgy and Bess postcolonial theorists postmodern produce racism radical representations role seen sense significant social Darwinism social Darwinist society theory traditional Traven twentieth century unique urban Vechten village voice Walter Spies western writing Young Hegelians