Narrating Poverty and Precarity in Britain
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Poverty and precarity have gained a new societal and political presence in the twenty-first century's advanced economies. This is reflected in cultural production, which this book discusses for a wide range of media and genres from the novel to reality television. With a focus on Britain, its chapters divide their attention between current representations of poverty and important earlier narratives that have retained significant relevance today. The book's contributions discuss the representation of social suffering with attention to agencies of enunciation, ethical implications of 'voice' and…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
Poverty and precarity have gained a new societal and political presence in the twenty-first century's advanced economies. This is reflected in cultural production, which this book discusses for a wide range of media and genres from the novel to reality television. With a focus on Britain, its chapters divide their attention between current representations of poverty and important earlier narratives that have retained significant relevance today.
The book's contributions discuss the representation of social suffering with attention to agencies of enunciation, ethical implications of 'voice' and 'listening', limits of narratability, the pitfalls of sensationalism, voyeurism and sentimentalism, potentials and restrictions inherent in specific representational techniques, modes and genres; cultural markets for poverty and precarity. Overall, the book suggests that analysis of poverty narratives requires an intersection of theoretical reflection and a close reading of texts.
Culture and conflict unavoidably go together. The very idea of culture is marked by the notion of difference and creative, i.e. conflictual, interaction that inevitably support the key themes of the study of culture such as identity and diversity, memory and trauma, the translation of cultures and globalization, dislocation and emplacement, mediation and exclusion. This series publishes theoretically informed original scholarship from the fields of literary and cultural studies as well as media, visual and film studies, fostering a plural disciplinary dialogue on the multiple ways in which conflict supports and constrains the production of meaning in modernity, how the representation of conflict works, how it relates to the past and projects the present and how it frames scholarship within the humanities. Editors:Isabel Capeloa Gil, Catholic University of Portugal, Lisbon, Portugal; Paulo de Medeiros, University of Warwick, UK, Catherine Nesci, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA. Editorial Board:Arjun Appadurai, New York University,Claudia Benthien, Universität Hamburg,Elisabeth Bronfen, Universität Zürich,Bishnupriya Ghosh, University of California, Santa Barbara,Joyce Goggin, Universiteit van Amsterdam,Lawrence Grossberg, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,Andreas Huyssen, Columbia University,Ansgar Nünning, Universität Gießen,Naomi Segal, University of London, Birkbeck College,Márcio Seligmann-Silva, Universidade Estadual de Campinas,António Sousa Ribeiro, Universidade de Coimbra,Roberto Vecchi, Universita di Bologna,Samuel Weber, Northwestern University,Liliane Weissberg, University of Pennsylvania,Christoph Wulf, FU Berlin,Longxi Zhang, City University of Hong Kong
  • Produktdetails
  • Culture & Conflict .5
  • Verlag: De Gruyter
  • Erscheinungstermin: 28. August 2014
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 233mm x 159mm x 20mm
  • Gewicht: 467g
  • ISBN-13: 9783110367935
  • ISBN-10: 3110367939
  • Artikelnr.: 40806846
Autorenporträt
Barbara Korte,University of Freiburg,Germany; Frédéric Regard, Sorbonne, Paris, France. Paris, France.