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Beyond Desire

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ISBN: 9055445584
Издательство: Ludion
Год издания: 2006
Страниц: 136
Book DescriptionDuring an era in which the cultural world is obsessed with issues of globalization, postcolonialism, and reparations of historical guilt, the implicit aspect of desire is almost never assessed--until now. Beyond Desire focuses on adesiring dialect between the broad "idea" of Africa, on one hand, and Europe on the other. As a starting point for this book, the essayists asked a series of poignant questions: What happens when different cultures meet, and can that meeting be meaningful? How are attitudes--rather than identities--constructed through appropriation or projection in imagery and visualization? How, in the domain of clothing, for example, does the wearing but also the possession of a certain type of clothing or accessory function as a compensatory strategy for certain failures of society, politics, or development? And, is fashion possibly the site for the negotiation of social relationships, local institutions, and transnational connections? ...