Questions of Cultural Identity

Questions of Cultural Identity offers a wide-ranging exploration of this issue. Stuart Hall firstly outlines the reasons why the question of identity is so compelling and yet so problematic. The cast of

Questions of Cultural Identity

Why and how do contemporary questions of culture so readily become highly charged questions of identity? The question of cultural identity lies at the heart of current debates in cultural studies and social theory. At issue is whether those identities which defined the social and cultural world of modern societies for so long - distinctive identities of gender, sexuality, race, class and nationality - are in decline, giving rise to new forms of identification and fragmenting the modern individual as a unified subject. Questions of Cultural Identity offers a wide-ranging exploration of this issue. Stuart Hall firstly outlines the reasons why the question of identity is so compelling and yet so problematic. The cast of

Questions of Cultural Identity

Questions of Cultural Identity offers a wide-ranging exploration of this issue. Stuart Hall firstly outlines the reasons why the question of identity is so compelling and yet so problematic.

Questions of Cultural Identity

Why and how do contemporary questions of culture so readily become highly charged questions of identity? The question of cultural identity lies at the heart of current debates in cultural studies and social theory. At issue is whether those identities which defined the social and cultural world of modern societies for so long - distinctive identities of gender, sexuality, race, class and nationality - are in decline, giving rise to new forms of identification and fragmenting the modern individual as a unified subject. Questions of Cultural Identity offers a wide-ranging exploration of this issue. Stuart Hall firstly outlines the reasons why the question of identity is so compelling and yet so problematic. The cast of outstanding contributors then interrogate different dimensions of the crisis of identity; in so doing, they provide both theoretical and substantive insights into different approaches to understanding identity.

The Ethics of Cultural Studies

(YET MORE) QUESTIONS OF CULTURAL IDENTITY Questions of identity and
difference, of kinship and belonging, have always featured prominently on the
cultural studies agenda. However, the 1990s saw 'a veritable explosion' of
debates ...

The Ethics of Cultural Studies

Ethical questions feature prominently on today's cultural andpolitical agendas. The Ethics of Cultural Studies presents an ethicalmanifesto for Cultural Studies, an exploration of its current ethicaland political concerns, and of its future challenges.The book is concerned with ethics in the material world, and drawson examples as diverse as cloning and genetics, asylum andimmigration, experiments in plastic surgery and in electronic anddigital art, memories of the Holocaust, September 11th, and mediarepresentations of violence and crime.The Ethics of Cultural Studies is a groundbreaking intervention thatsets the debate on ethics in cultural study, and offers an invaluablesource of ideas for students of contemporary culture.

Cultural Identity in Transition

often focus on questions of cultural identity or , at least , they pay attention to both
cultural and personal identity . The basic questions which interest these
disciplines can be formulated in the following ways : how does the ongoing
process of ...

Cultural Identity in Transition

Cultural Identity In Transition Analyses The Challenges That Globalisation And Modernisation Have Brought To Cultural Identity In Recent Years. This Collection Of Articles Highlights Some Of The Central Theoretical Ideas And Models Currently Used In The Analysis Of Cultural Identity In The Social And Cultural Sciences.While The Book S Main Regional Focus Is On Northern Europe, This Is Complemented By Several Case Studies Addressing Issues Of Cultural Identity In Indigenous And Ethnic Communities, In Literary And Artistic Expression, And In Terms Of National Politics Around The World.The Book Discusses In Detail The Questions Like : What Is At Stake In The Global Culture Industry In Terms Of Cultural Identity? How Do The Internet And Information Technology In General Empower Local Communities? What Kinds Of Political Struggles And Conflicts Can Be Associated With The Processes Of Cultural Identity? Cultural Identities Are In Transition, But In What Direction Are They Moving?Cultural Identity In Transition Will Be Essential Reading For University Students And Researchers In Sociology, Anthropology, And Cultural And Literary Studies.

Questions of Nationalism and Cultural Identities in the Present Day Asia

This book on Questions of Nationalism and Cultural Identities in the Present Day
Asia is a proceeding of the international workshop . The publication of this
proceeding was only made possible by the support of many people / institutions
to ...

Questions of Nationalism and Cultural Identities in the Present Day Asia


Identity

The question of subjectivity and its unconscious processes of formation has been
developed within the discourse of a ... Within the anti - essentialist critique of
ethnic , racial and national conceptions of cultural identity and the ' politics of ...

Identity

Identity provides an essential resource of key statements drawn from cultural studies, sociology, and psychoanalytic theory, and includes three editorial essays, which place the readings in their theoretical and historical context. Divided into three parts: Language, Ideology and Discourse; Psychoanalysis and Psycho-Social Relations; and Identity, Sociology and History, this book invites readers to compare and contrast cultural studies approaches with psychoanalytic and historical and sociological accounts of identity formation.

The Negotiation of Cultural Identity

By identity, I mean the process and manner in which individuals, groups,
communities, cultures, and institutions define ... who claim to be so well-versed
on the issue find themselves "tripped up" on the question of race as it pertains to
identity?

The Negotiation of Cultural Identity

Cultural identities are negotiated within the interaction of individuals and groups but the exchange is often more deleterious for marginalized groups than it is for whites. This book offers a new conceptual approach to defining the cultural self in order to gain insight into the process and outcome of intercultural interaction.

Cultural Identity and Social Liberation in Latin American Thought

The issues and debates highlighted in this study, which covers the period from
the 1920s to the present, show that there is an established tradition in Latin
American thought dealing with the questions of cultural identity and social
liberation.

Cultural Identity and Social Liberation in Latin American Thought

"El libro tiene dos grandes temas: la identidad cultural, sobre la que se expresan opiniones balanceadas entre los extremos posibles, y la 'liberacion social', entendida en general como liberacion con respecto a estructuras opresivas. El itinerario de e

Globalization Cultural Identities and Media Representations

ARIF DIRLIK When I suggested the title above for this chapter, my intention was
to further pursue a question I had raised in earlier writings: that of the relationship
between narrative form and the construction/reception of cultural identity as it ...

Globalization  Cultural Identities  and Media Representations

Explores the role of media in the construction of cultural identities.

Urban Planning and Cultural Identity

What is not in question, however, is that 'one thinks of identity whenever one is
not sure of where one belongs' (Bauman, 1 996: 1 9). When one's cultural identity
is challenged at its roots it can cause a defensive lashing-out from what Castells
 ...

Urban Planning and Cultural Identity

This book reviews the intense spatiality of conflict over identity construction in three cities where culture and place identity are not just post-modernist playthings but touch on the raw sensibilities of who people define themselves to be.

Cultural Identity and Global Process

The second is what I shall refer to as the global systems approach, which
developed somewhat earlier as a kind of global historical political economy and
has more recently begun to tackle questions of culture and identity in global
systemic ...

Cultural Identity and Global Process

This fascinating book explores the interface between global processes, identity formation and the production of culture. Examining ideas ranging from world systems theory to postmodernism, Jonathan Friedman investigates the relations between the global and the local, to show how cultural fragmentation and modernist homogenization are equally constitutive trends of global reality. With examples taken from a rich variety of theoretical sources, ethnographic accounts of historical eras, the analysis ranges across the cultural formations of ancient Greece, contemporary processes of Hawaiian cultural identification and Congolese beauty cults. Throughout, the author examines the interdependency of world market and local cultural

With God on their Side

37 S. Hall, 'Introduction: who needs “identity” ', in S. Hall and P. du Gay (eds),
Questions of Cultural Identity, London, Sage, ... Society and Difference in the
West, London, Routledge, 1995; M. Sarup, Identity, Culture and the Postmodern
World, ...

With God on their Side

'Sport' and 'religion' are cultural institutions with a global reach. Each is characterised by ritualised performance and by the ecstatic devotion of its followers, whether in the sports arena or the cathedral of worship. This fascinating collection is the first to examine, in detail, the relationship between these two cultural institutions from an international, religiously pluralistic perspective. It illuminates the role of sport and religion in the social formation of collective groups, and explores how sport might operate in the service of a religious community. The book offers a series of cutting-edge contemporary historical case-studies, wide-ranging in their social and religious contexts. It presents important new work on the following fascinating topics: * sport and Catholicism in Northern Ireland * Shinto and sumo in Japan * women, sport and the American Jewish identity * religion, race and rugby in South Africa * sport and Islam in France and North Africa * sport and Christian fundamentalism in the US * Muhammad Ali and the Nation of Islam. With God on their Side is vital reading for all students of the history, sociology and culture of sport. It also presents important new research material that will be of interest to religious studies students, historians and anthropologists.

The Dialectics of Exile

Goytisolo's, Dorfman's, and Peri Rossi's dialectical descriptions of nation, time,
language, and space lead them to create complex theories of cultural identity
Their intricate relationship to many of the terms commonly applied to questions of
 ...

The Dialectics of Exile

Criticism of exile literature has tended to analyse these works according to a binary logic where exile either produces creative freedom or traps the writer in restrictive nostalgia. This title offers a theory of exile writing that accounts for the persistance of these dual impulses.

Music Popular Culture Identities

After summarizing the problematic nature of some attempts at defining
Mexicanness from a “ high culture ” perspective , it ... In an essay dedicated to
Mexico ' s popular identity , Carlos Monsiváis questions whether identity can be
located ...

Music  Popular Culture  Identities

Music, Popular Culture, Identities is a collection of sixteen essays that will appeal to a wide range of readers with interests in popular culture and music, cultural studies, and ethnomusicology. Organized around the central theme of music as an expression of local, ethnic, social and other identities, the essays touch upon popular traditions and contemporary forms from several different regions of the world: political engagement in Italian popular music; flamenco in Spain; the challenge of traditional music in Bulgaria; boerenrock and rap in Holland; Israeli extreme heavy metal; jazz and pop in South Africa, and musical hybridity and politics in Côte d'Ivoire. The collection includes essays about Latin America: on the Mexican corrido, the Caribbean, popular dance music in Cuba, and bossanova from Brazil. Communities of a cultural diaspora in North America are discussed in essays on Somali immigrant and refugee youth and Iranians in exile in the US. Grounded in cultural theory and a specialized knowledge of a particular popular musical practice, each author has written a critical study on the mix of music and identity in a particular social practice and context.

Aspects of Culture in Second Language Acquisition and Foreign Language Learning

Cultural Empathy—whether the individual can empathize with the feelings and
behaviours of people from different ... It contained open and closed questions
concerning cultural identity and its aspects: FL identity, language ego and code ...

Aspects of Culture in Second Language Acquisition and Foreign Language Learning

In recent years language learning has been increasingly viewed by some SLA researchers as an essentially social-psychological process in which the role of a wider sociocultural context should not be marginalized. This volume offers a valuable contribution to this growing body of research by providing theoretical considerations and empirical research data on themes such as the development of intercultural communicative competence, the role of English as a lingua franca in intercultural communication, and the place of cultural factors in SLA theorizing, research, second/foreign language teaching and teacher training. The volume also contains contributions which share the linguistic interest in the culture-related concepts and constructs such as time, modesty, politeness, and respect, discussing the culture-dependent differences in conceptualization and their reflection in particular language forms and linguistic devices.

Interaction and Identity

15 The (Reconstruction and Negotiation of Cultural Identities in the Age of
Globalization Getinet Belay This paper discusses the impact of globalization on
cultural identity constructs. It argues that the question of cultural identities has
become ...

Interaction and Identity


The Undercut Reader

This question of ' objectivity ' and representation is followed through in '
Questions of Language ' . ... In these discussions , questions of cultural identity ,
i.e. gender , ethnicity , sexuality , nationality , are raised in relation to
representation and ...

The Undercut Reader

A collection of writings and visual works from the UK magazine Undercut, together with newly-commissioned articles by leading critics in the field.

Global Culture Individual Identity

Anthropologists have traditionally defined culture as “the way of life of a people”;
by this usage, we can speak of ... I try to do this through a theory ofthe cultural
shaping of self, and from there explore questions of cultural identity: How do we ...

Global Culture Individual Identity

Most people still think of themselves as belonging to a particular culture. Yet today, many of us who live in affluent societies choose aspects of our lives from a global cultural supermarket, whether in terms of food, the arts or spiritual beliefs. So if roots are becoming simply one more consumer choice, can we still claim to possess a fundamental cultural identity? Global Culture/Individual Identity focuses on three groups for whom the tension between a particular national culture and the global cultural supermarket is especially acute: Japanese artists, American religious seekers and Hong Kong intellectuals after the handover to China. These ethnographic case studies form the basis for a theory of culture which we can all see reflected in our own lives. Gordon Mathews opens up the complex and debated topics of globalization, culture and identity in a clear and lively style.

The SAGE Handbook of Cultural Analysis

INTRODUCTION Cultural identities are marked by a number of factors – 'race',
ethnicity, gender and class to name but a few; the ... A central question in this
debate, however, is: who ascribes a cultural identity, to whom and for what
reason?

The SAGE Handbook of Cultural Analysis

"A genuine one-stop reference point for the many, many differing strands of cultural analysis. This isn't just one contender among many for the title of 'best multidisciplinary overview'; this is a true heavyweight." - Matt Hills, Cardiff University "An achievement and a delight - both compelling and useful." - Beverley Skeggs, Goldsmiths, University of London With the 'cultural turn', the concept of culture has assumed enormous importance in our understanding of the interrelations between social, political and economic structures, patterns of everyday interaction, and systems of meaning-making. In The SAGE Handbook of Cultural Analysis, the leading figures in their fields explore the implications of this paradigm shift. Part I looks at the major disciplines of knowledge in the humanities and social sciences, asking how they have been reshaped by the cultural turn and how they have elaborated distinctive new objects of knowledge. Parts II and III examine the questions arising from a practice of analysis in which the researcher is drawn reflexively into the object of study and in which methodological frameworks are rarely given in advance. Addressed to academics and advanced students in all fields of the social sciences and humanities, The SAGE Handbook of Cultural Analysis is at once a synthesis of advances in the field, with a comprehensive coverage of the scholarly literature, and a collection of original and provocative essays by some of the brightest intellectuals of our time.

J J Smolicz on Education and Culture

In content, this chapter provides an overview of the key issues which have
emerged in the development of multicultural policies in Australia. The specific
issues of languages, cultural identity and social relations raised here are dealt
with in ...

J J  Smolicz on Education and Culture

This book contains a selection of major articles by the author and focuses on cultural diversity in Australia, core values and cultural interaction, case studies in Australian pluralism and the interplay between tradition, education and change.