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European Culture in a Changing World free pdf In the words of Ezra Talmor: To deal with European Culture in a Changing World is to deal, in fact, with the reciprocal relation between Politics and Economics on the one hand, and Culture on the other. In an era when economic forces are pushing towards European Economic Unity or towards the Globalisation of National Markets it is rather difficult to demarcate the role of Culture. While the European Narrative may have been written by Monnet, De Gaulle, and Adenauer, the Global Narrative is written by an unknown author or rather by Adam Smith's Invisible Hand. On the one hand the postmodernist claim that the Grand Narrative is dead is given the lie. A Grand Narrative is now being written not by Philosophers but by Managers of Multinationals. The Foucauldian "ca parle" (it speaks) is instantiated by the anonymous authors of the Global Narrative. The question to be asked is: What will happen to the rich mosaic of National European Cultures? The answer to this question is not only a matter of National Memory and National Identity, it is also a matter of the sources of cultural creativity. L'Europe de nations may have been the theatre of endless national wars but it was also the cradle

About Daniel Meyer-Dinkgrafe

Daniel Meyer-Dinkgrafe is lecturer in the Department of Theatre, Film, and Television Studies, at the University of Wales Aberystwyth. He studied English and Philosophy at the Universitat Dusseldorf, Germany, trained as a teacher, worked as manager of a computer software company, taught Literature and Philosophy at Maharishi International University, Norway (1989-1991) and German at various schools in London. In 1994 he obtained his Ph.D. at the Department of Drama, Theatre and Media Arts, Royal Holloway, University of London. His thesis on Consciousness and the Actor: A Reassessment of Western and Indian Approaches to the Actor's Emotional Involvement from the Perspective of Vedic Psychology was published by Peter Lang (Frankfurt, 1996). Since 1994, he has been a lecturer, Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies, University of Wales Aberystwyth. For Routledge he edited Who's Who in Contemporary World Theatre, and published Approaches to Acting, Past and Present with Continuum in 2001. He has numerous publications on the topic of Theatre and Consciousness to his credit, and is founding editor of the peer-reviewed web-journal Consciousness, Literature and the Arts (http://www aber.ac.uk/tfts/journal.html).

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Author : Daniel Meyer-Dinkgrafe
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Press
Data Published : 01 April 2004
ISBN : 1904303331
EAN : 9781904303336
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 291 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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