In Spaces of Culture an international group of scholars examines the implications of questions such as: What is culture? What is the relationship between social structure and culture in a globalized and networked world? Do critical perspectives still apply, or does the speed and complexity of cultural production demand new forms of analysis?
They explore the key themes in social theory: the nation state; the city; modernity and reflexivity; post-Fordism and the spatial logic of the informational city. The contributors go on to analyze the public sphere, questioning the reductive representation of technology as a form of instrumentality, and demonstrating how new technologies can offer new spaces of culture. This analys
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About the Author
Professor Scott Lash is the Director of the Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths College, as well as a a project leader in the Goldsmiths Media Research Programme. He is a leading name within sociology and cultural studies, has written numerous books and articles over the last twenty years, and is currently the managing editor for the journal Theory, Culture and Society.
Table of Contents
Introduction - Mike Featherstone and Scott LashPART ONE: TECHNOLOGICAL SPACEGrowth and Failure - Richard Sennett The New Political Economy and Its CultureSimulated Sovereignty, Telematic Territoriality - Timothy W Luke The Political Economy of CyberspaceDigital Networks and Power - Saskia SassenPART TWO: CULTURAL MAPPINGThe Postmodern Urban Condition - Michael Dear and Steven FlustyRoaming the City - Hilary Radner Proper Women in Improper PlacesPART THREE: REFLEXIVE SPACENot All That Is Solid Melts into Air - Heidrun Friese and Peter Wagner Modernity and ContingencyMoving Culture - Ron EyermanRadiated Identities - Barbara Adam In Pursuit of the Temporal Complexity of Conceptual Cultural PracticesPART FOUR: CARTOGRAPHIES OF A NATIONTriumphalist Geographies - Michael J ShapiroThe Anti-Reflexivist Revolution - G[um]oran Dahl On the Affirmationism of the New RightPART FIVE: TRANSCULTURAL PLACETransculturality - Wolfgang Welsch The Puzzling Form of Cultures TodayTowards a Multicultural Conception of Human Rights - Boaventura de Sousa SantosThe Hybridization of Roots and the Abhorrence of the Bush - Jonathan FriedmanNarrating the Postcolonial - Couze Venn