Resituating culture

ISBN 92-871-5396-5

In contemporary societies and public discourses, the term "culture" has become a powerful and common-held currency. Long regarded as one of the most complicated concepts in the human and social sciences, it increasingly takes on the appearance of a free-floating signifier variously attached to ways of life and life practices, collectivities based on location, nation, history, lifestyle and ethnicity, systems and networks of representation and meaning, and realms of artistic value and heritage.

The interdisciplinary contributions to Resituating culture combine overviews of relevant cultural theory with the research and perspectives of the individual contributors.