Commitment and Complicity in Cultural Theory and Practice PDF ePub eBook

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Commitment and Complicity in Cultural Theory and Practice free pdf While 'freedom', 'equality' and 'humanity' are often considered central concepts to committed scholarship, these same concepts are also being deployed globally in legitimizing contemporary wars. Now, more than ever, there is an urgent need to reformulate the notion of commitment as inherently intertwined with various forms of complicity. The essays collected in this volume look at ways in which commitment can be 'saved' as a critical practice and also uncover instances in which commitment fails to operate properly, becoming an ethical rhetoric that serves the reconfirmation of the status quo. How can we distinguish different forms and norms of commitment? What to do when commitment becomes a desirable fetish or a good in itself, when commitment becomes, so to speak, 'commitment kitsch'? Including contributions from acclaimed young scholars and internationally recognized theorists such as Sara Ahmed, Mieke Bal, Timothy Brennan, Elleke Boehmer and Rey Chow, this volume aims to open up a new realm where such pertinent questions can be discussed.

About Begum Ozden Firat

BEGAdegreeM A-ZDEN FIRAT is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in Istanbul, Turkey. Her areas of research include visual culture, cultural activism, radical arts and politics. She is currently co-editing a volume entitled Theorizing Cultural Activism: Challenges, Dilemmas, and Potentialities. SARAH DE MUL is a Postdoctoral Fellow of the Research Foundation Flanders in the Department of Literary Theory at the University of Leuven, Belgium. She has taught and published on literatures in Dutch and English with a particular emphasis on postmodernity and postcoloniality in relation to gender and ethnic identity and memory. SONJA VAN WICHELEN is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Cultural Sociology, Yale University, USA. Her publications include work on gender, religion and politics, with a particular interest in Southeast Asia.

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Author : Begum Ozden Firat
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Data Published : 21 May 2009
ISBN : 0230221955
EAN : 9780230221956
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 210 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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