Futures of the study of culture : interdisciplinary perspectives, global challenges





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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

Introductions: Futures of the Study of Culture
Doris Bachmann-Medick: Futures of the Study of Culture: Some Opening Remarks
Jens Kugele: Collaborative Research in the Study of Culture

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
Andreas Langenohl: The “Future Sense” and the Future of the Study of Culture

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

III Theorizing Pasts, Presents, Futures
Andreas Reckwitz: The Society of Singularities
Frederik Tygstrup: After Literature: The Geographies, Technologies, and Epistemologies of Reading and Writing in the Early Twenty-first Century
Andressa Schröder: 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
Uwe Wirth: After Hybridity: Grafting as a Model of Cultural Translation
Dirk van Laak: Liquid Spaces in Modern Historiography

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


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Berlin: De Gruyter, 2020




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