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Culture after Humanism : History, Culture, Subjectivity - Iain Chambers

Culture after Humanism

History, Culture, Subjectivity

Hardcover Published: 1st August 2001
ISBN: 9780415247559
Number Of Pages: 246

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Culture After Humanism asks what happens to the authority of traditional western modes of thought in the wake of postmodernist theories of language and identity. Drawing on examples from music, architecture, literature, philosophy and art, Iain Chambers investigates moments of tension, interruptions which transform our perception of the world and test the limits of language, art and technology. In a series of interlinked essays ranging from Susan Sontag's novel The Volcano Lover to the philosophy of Martin Heidegger, Jimi Hendrix and Baroque architecture and music, Chambers weaves together a critique of western humanism, exploring issues of colonisation and migration, language and identity. Culture After Humanism offers a new approach to cultural history, a 'Post-humanist' perspective which challenges our sense of a world in which the subject is sovereign, language the transparent medium of its agency, and truth the product of reason.

Acknowledgementsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
A question of historyp. 7
Earth frames: Heidegger, humanism and 'home'p. 47
History, the Baroque and the judgement of angelsp. 75
A voice in the dark, a map of memoryp. 103
Architecture, amnesia and the emergent archaicp. 129
A stranger in the housep. 161
The edge of the worldp. 183
Bibliographyp. 213
Indexp. 225
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ISBN: 9780415247559
ISBN-10: 0415247551
Series: Comedia
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 246
Published: 1st August 2001
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1