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.
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About the Author
Joel Kahn is Professor, School of Social Sciences, La Trobe University of Melbourne
Table of Contents
Culture, Hegemony, Representation A Postcolonial Empire?Culture, Difference and the Expressivist Critique of ModernismPeasants, Difference and the Commodity's MalcontentsAlien Worlds Representing Cultural OthernessCulture, Multiculturalism and the (Post)Modern CityA World System of Culture?