Transcultural Research – Heidelberg Studies on Asia and Europe in a Global Context

Transcultural Turbulences

Towards a Multi-Sited Reading of Image Flows

Editors: Brosius, Christiane, Wenzlhuemer, Roland (Eds.)

  • Describes Transculturality, a relatively new field of research in the Humanities
  • Explores new domains of research on the Transculturality of images
  • Holistic Approach
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Today, hardly anything moves as fast across the globe as images and media. This fact opens new avenues to explore social and cultural change, but also poses new theoretical challenges of how to grasp and better understand these changes and flows. Moreover, such movements across geophysical and cultural borders have a historical depth that enables us to explore globalisation and localisation in new ways. Transculturality is still a relatively new field of research in the Humanities through which we sharpen our competence and ‘literacy’ to come to terms with the complexity of globalised cultures. This volume ventures into new domains of research on the transculturality of images and addresses the need to develop new or modify established often ethno- and Eurocentric interpretations of what happens when images travel. It does so by bringing together cutting-edge research from fields such as art history, cultural anthropology, colonial history, Islamic studies, religious studies and literary criticism.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction – Transcultural Turbulences: Towards a Multi-sited Reading of Image Flows

    Brosius, Christiane (et al.)

    Pages 3-24

  • Love in the Age of Valentine and Pink Underwear: Media and Politics of Intimacy in South Asia

    Brosius, Christiane

    Pages 27-66

  • Shifting Identities and Cosmopolitan Machineries: A New World Imagined at the 1919 Peace Conference in Paris

    Herren, Madeleine

    Pages 67-82

  • “The 99”: Islamic Superheroes – A New Species?

    Enderwitz, Susanne

    Pages 83-95

  • Guides to a Global Paradise: Shanghai Entertainment Park Newspapers and the Invention of Chinese Urban Leisure

    Yeh, Catherine

    Pages 97-131

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eBook $189.00
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Softcover $239.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Transcultural Turbulences
Book Subtitle
Towards a Multi-Sited Reading of Image Flows
Editors
  • Christiane Brosius
  • Roland Wenzlhuemer
Series Title
Transcultural Research – Heidelberg Studies on Asia and Europe in a Global Context
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-18393-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-18393-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-18392-8
Series ISSN
2191-656X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 308
Number of Illustrations and Tables
36 b/w illustrations, 54 illustrations in colour
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