In: Transcultural Studies, 1 (2010), pp. 4-13.
Cultural objects move with increasing speed across regional and national boundaries resulting in an ever faster, volatile traffic in commodities, styles and information. This essay explores the resulting global cultural flows and networks that develop in these accelerated circumstances, creating often worrisome dynamics on a global and local level. The aim is to prepare the grounds for a new methodology that considers “the circulation of forms and the forms of circulation.” Such a methodology, which is based on the argument that histories shape geographies and not vice versa, is needed for a fruitful discussion of the conflicts and connections between the various "scapes" and forces.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Transcultural Studies|
|Date Deposited:||13 Jan 2011 13:34|
|Page Range:||pp. 4-13|
|Faculties / Institutes:||Service facilities > Exzellenzcluster Asia and Europe in a Global Context|
|Subjects:||950 General history of Asia Far East|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||anthropology; cultural history; Geography; Political science; history, globalization; flows; circuits; nation; alterity; locality|