|Moore, Henrietta L.|
Hopes, Desires and Satisfactions
1. Auflage September 2011
2011. 208 Seiten, Softcover
ISBN 978-0-7456-3646-7 - John Wiley & Sons
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How adequate are our theories of globalisation for analysing the worlds we share with others? In this provocative new book, Henrietta Moore asks us to step back and re-examine in a fresh way the interconnections normally labeled 'globalisation'.
Rather than beginning with abstract processes and flows, Moore starts by analyzing the hopes, desires and satisfactions of individuals in their day-to-day lives. Drawing on a wide range of examples, from African initiation rituals to Japanese anime, from sex in virtual worlds to Schubert songs, Moore develops a theory of the ethical imagination, exploring how ideas about the human subject, and its capacities for self-making and social transformation, form a basis for reconceptualizing the role and significance of culture in a global age. She shows how the ideas of social analysts and ordinary people intertwine and diverge, and argues for an ethics of engagement based on an understanding of the human need to engage with cultural problems and seek social change.
This innovative and challenging book is essential reading for anyone interested in the key debates about culture and globalization in the contemporary world.
Aus dem Inhalt
Chapter One: Thinking Again.
Chapter Two: Still Life.
Chapter Three: Slips of the Tongue.
Chapter Four: Other Modes of Transport.
Chapter Five: Second Nature.
Chapter Six: Arts of the Possible.
Chapter Seven: New Passions for Difference.