Utopia in the Present

Cultural Politics and Change
 Buch
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ISBN-13:
9783631719947
Einband:
Buch
Erscheinungsdatum:
15.03.2018
Seiten:
206
Autor:
Claudia Gualtieri
Gewicht:
374 g
Format:
216x151x23 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Utopia - Cultural politics - Intercultural present - Past - Future - Change - Action - Globalisation - Locality - Context - Contingency - Liberation - Emancipation - Resistance - Structures of power - "Utopia in Theory" - "Utopia in Performance and Practice" - "Utopia and Localities: North America" - Hope
The essays address the cultural politics of our global present. They offer a contribution towards keeping the spirit of utopia alive by practicing it, promoting that the struggle for liberation may continue in an era whose landscape is not inhabited by the presence of great utopian constructs. The collection adapts the idea of utopia to the intercultural present using it as a metanarrative projected towards the future and rooted in local experiences and actions. The book presents an interdisciplinary and anti-canonical perspective, and methodological frames from Cultural Studies and Postcolonial Studies. Imagining social and cultural change outside hegemonic articulations of power is a practice of freedom opposed to the protective drive that raises borders and walls around potential islands to claim the right of keeping them isolated and self-sufficient.