Cultural mobility : a manifesto / Stephen Greenblatt ... [et al.]

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Subjects: Culture
Social change
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010
LC Classification: H, HM
Physical Description: x, 271 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Additional Authors: Greenblatt, Stephen, 1943-
Notes: LCCN: 2009035491
ISBN: 9780521863568 (hardback)
ISBN: 0521863562 (hardback)
Includes bibliographical references and index
Summary: "Cultural Mobility is a blueprint and a model for understanding the patterns of meaning that human societies create. Drawn from a wide range of disciplines, the essays collected here under the distinguished editorial guidance of Stephen Greenblatt share the conviction that cultures, even traditional cultures, are rarely stable or fixed. Radical mobility is not a phenomenon of the twenty-first century alone, but is a key constituent element of human life in virtually all periods. Yet academic accounts of culture tend to operate on exactly the opposite assumption and to celebrate what they imagine to be rooted or whole or undamaged. To grasp the shaping power of colonization, exile, emigration, wandering, contamination, and unexpected, random events, along with the fierce compulsions of greed, longing, and restlessness, cultural analysis needs to operate with a new set of principles. An international group of authors spells out these principles and puts them into practice"--Provided by publisher
OCLC Number: 436866896
ISBN/ISSN: 9780521863568
0521863562