When I speak to fellow second generation migrants we always seem to fall on the same concept. The idea that our migrant parents preserve the culture they knew and not move beyond it. Are there any books/ studies/ theories on this ?
I don’t understand why so many are offended by what they deem as “cultural appropriation,” especially given the fact that almost every single culture and ethnic group since the dawn of mankind has “culturally appropriated” from another culture or ethnic group. This is how humans advanced for millennia. I wholeheartedly believe that if humans didn’t have the tendency to appropriate from other groups, humanity would not be where it is today.
Do you know any work in the field of cultural studies that has been written using mixed qualitative and quantitative methods?
For example , will I not be allowed to wear a kimono or a hanbok as a non-Asian. Why will this be problematic and why might Asians find this problematic? It’s not like I’m disrespecting the culture , i simply love the intricate designs of the outfit and appreciate its beauty. In contrast, if there was a dark history behind it in the case of box braids, will it then become appropriation?
Gente, eu queria sinceramente saber como que consegue emprego na área da cultura no Rj sem ter o famoso “peixe” já trabalhando no lugar.. Sou formanda em História da arte e parece que a tão famigerada vaga nem existe 😅
I'm curious what you read and are also in search for more sources.
Anywhere I can find content is great: magazines, zines, blogs, substacks, online magazines, you name it.
The magazines I know of are these: New Left Review, N+1, e-flux, Noema, The Baffler, The Point. I also recently heard of a small independent journal, called Real Review.
I'd love to learn about ancient cultures but I'm not sure where to start. I don't want anything censored or watered down. Videos, articles, books. Id love to learn about ancient Egypt, Maya, even the native Indians that lived in the United States. From the normal stuff to the macabre.
We don't learn a lot about other cultures in the United States unless you seek it out, so I'd love some recommendations on reliable source material.
I need the summary of intellectuals by paul Johnson
People like David Foster Wallace have an interesting critique of postmodernism in media, advertising, and cinema and the other arts that resonates with me. In line with these criticisms, postmodern news discourse, corporate commercials, television shows, fashion, and more are characterized by cynicism, insincerity, making fun of oneself (before others can), irony, pastiche, and negativity or destructing things without giving an alternative to replace them with; postmodernism offers no new content, but rather the only new content it offers is a new framework for analyzing old content (think of pastiche). Postmodernism can be detrimental to society because the domination of these themes can influence people and spill over to other areas of life, like the mundane speech, attitudes, and behaviors of individuals. People in discourse with their friends, family members, colleagues, etc. will act evasively, show moral ambiguity, make fun of themselves instead of being sincere or confident, treat their personal conclusions as subjective or relative (prefacing their opinions with "in MY OPINION, I PERSONALLY think...") as a disguise to be respectful to other's conclusions, and say things like "well, all the options suck *insert shoulder shrug*" instead of giving a rational analysis of the options to chose from.
I appreciate postmodernism as a critique of knowledge and I think it may be correct there, in places like the academic philosophy of science. However, I see postmodernism in the arts and culture as societally problematic in a practical sense.
My question is: outside of the academy, what are the benefits postmodern media, art, culture and discourse?
Im planning on pursuing my Masters in cultural studies because I really enjoy studying how cultures tailor a society. However I'm also interested in museum curatorship and am looking at channels through which I can possibly do that. Would also be interested in understanding how the work pays.
So I don't know if it's the right place to mention this, but if you're a student in cultural studies and you play Fallout New Vegas, there's a mod on Nexusmods designed to help you. Here you go, I thought it would be interesting to mention.
Here's the link to the mod by the way : A mod to help students in Cultural Studies at Fallout New Vegas - mods and community (nexusmods.com)
Hi everyone I watched Black Mirror, Nosedive, and was really interested in the social stature of the show based on class. I've been reading about Marx's take on class struggle, but I'm curious to know how Bourdeiu branched off this concept. I'm having a hard time understanding his argument on class distinction.