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Kulturwissenschaft in der Ermüdung? Anmerkungen zu einer Neuorientierung

Published Online: 07 Oct 2016
Volume & Issue: Volume 1 (2016) - Issue 1 (September 2016)
Page range: 49 - 55
Journal Details
License
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Journal
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2451-1765
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1 time per year
Languages
German, English
Abstract

Starting from the conviction that the study of culture(s) is much broader than a philosophizing history of ideas approach (one that often retains implicit Eurocentric assumptions), this article is a plea for a reorientation of the study of culture through the demonstration of a stronger commitment to a sociological, empirical and transcultural approach in the study of culture. Instead of focusing on cultural syntheses (i.e. along the main signatures and „Zeitgeist“ symptoms of epochs), my argument redirects attention to particularities, hidden dimensions, and the formation of differences, to cultural countermovements and contradictions. The article suggests a more complex and action-oriented „translational“ approach. It aims to foster a critical self-reflection of the research process of the study of culture itself with regard to its analytical concepts, its societal and ethical concerns, and its fruitful convergence of disciplines.

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