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[Commlist] New Book: Futures of the Study of Culture

Thu Sep 03 15:27:47 GMT 2020

New book

*Doris Bachmann-Medick, Jens Kugele, and Ansgar Nünning (eds.): Futures of the Study of Culture: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Global Challenges. Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter 2020. <>*

How can we approach possible but unknown futures of the study of culture?This volume explores this question in the context of a changing global world.The contributions in this volume discuss the necessity of significant shifts in our conceptual and epistemological frameworks. Taking into account changing institutional research settings, the authors develop pathways to future cultural research, addressing the crucial concerns of the cultural and social worlds themselves. The contributions thereby utilize contact zones within a wide range of disciplines such as cultural anthropology, sociology, cultural history, literary studies, the history of science and bioethics as well as the environmental and medical humanities. Examining emerging inter- and transdisciplinary points of reference, the volume invites scholars in the humanities and social sciences to take part in a conversation about theories, methods, and practices for the future study of culture.


Preface and Acknowledgements V-VI

Introductions: Futures of the Study of Culture

*Doris Bachmann-Medick*
Futures of the Study of Culture: Some Opening Remarks 1-16
*Jens Kugele*
Collaborative Research in the Study of Culture 17-26

I Horizons for Future Reflections

*Ansgar Nünning*
Taking Responsibility for the Future: Ten Proposals for Shaping the Future
of the Study of Culture into a Problem-Solving Paradigm 29-65
*Andreas Langenohl*
The “Future Sense” and the Future of the Study of Culture 66-80

II No Future? Politics and Concerns
*Nicole Anderson*
Pre-Post-Apocalyptic Culture: The Future(s) of the Humanities 83-93
*Isabel Capeloa Gil*
The Global Eye or Foucault Rewired: Security, Control, and Scholarship
in the Twenty-first Century 94-109
*Richard Grusin*
No Future: The Study of Culture in the Twenty-first Century 110-122
*Hubertus Büschel*
Beyond the Colonial Shadow? Delinking, Border Thinking, and Theoretical
Futures of Cultural History 123-138

III Theorizing Pasts, Presents, Futures
*Andreas Reckwitz*
The Society of Singularities 141-154
*Frederik Tygstrup*
After Literature: The Geographies, Technologies, and Epistemologies
of Reading and Writing in the Early Twenty-first Century 155-168
*Andressa Schroeder*
The Integrative Potentials of Arts-based Research for the Study
of Culture: A Reflection on The Lagoon Cycle by Helen Mayer Harrison
and Newton Harrison 169-181
*Uwe Wirth*
After Hybridity: Grafting as a Model of Cultural Translation 182-202
*Dirk van Laak*
Liquid Spaces in Modern Historiography 203-220

IV Future Connectivities: Economy, Natural Sciences, Ecology
*Tom Clucas*
Culture in the Marketplace 223-235
*Laura Meneghello*
Cultural History, Science Studies, and Global Economy: New and Future
Approaches 236-249
*Silke Schicktanz*
Normativity and Culture in the Context of Modern Medicine: A Prospective
Vision of an Elective Affinity 250-273
*Ursula K. Heise*
Multispecies Futures and the Study of Culture 274-287
*Peter L. Galison and Jens Kugele*
Future Trading Zones for the Study of Culture: An Interview
with Peter L. Galison 288-298

Notes on Contributors 299-304
Index 305-310

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