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Cultural Ways of Worldmaking [electronic resource] : Media and Narratives.

By: Material type: Computer fileComputer filePublisher number: 9783110227550Series: Concepts for the Study of Culture (CSC)Publication details: Berlin : Walter de Gruyter, Inc., 2010.Edition: 2nd edISBN:
  • 9783110227567
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Print version:: Cultural Ways of Worldmaking : Media and NarrativesDDC classification:
  • 302.23
LOC classification:
  • P94.6 .C795 2010
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Contents:
Frontmatter; Table of Contents; Ways of Worldmaking as a Model for the Studyof Culture: Theoretical Frameworks, Epistemological Underpinnings, New Horizons; I. Theoretical Approaches to Ways of Worldmaking; `I Believe That the World'; Three Theories of Literary Worldmaking: Phenomenological (Roman Ingarden), Constructivist (Nelson Godman), Cognitive Psychologi; Worldmaking as Fate; The Politics of Symbolic Forms; II. Media as Ways of Worldmaking; Media as Ways of Worldmaking: Media-specific Structures and Intermedial Dynamics; Remarks on the Historicity of the Media Concept
Do Media Determine Our Situation? Friedrich Kittler's Application of Information Theory to the HumanitiesIrreducible Vagueness: Augmented Worldmaking in Diller & Scofidio's Blur Building; Worlds Made of Concrete and Celluloid: The London Council Estate in Nil By Mouth and Wonderland; III. Narratives as Ways of Worldmaking; Making Events - Making Stories - Making Worlds: Ways of Worldmaking from a Narratological Point of View; The Making of Fictional Worlds: Processes, Features, and Functions; Literary Worldmaking
Writing Lives and `Worlds': English Fictional Biography at the Turn of the 21st CenturyFictional Narratives and Their Ways of Spiritual Worldmaking: (De-)Constructing the Realm of Transcendence in City of God by Wa; Narrating Life: Early Modern Accounts of the Life of Queen Christina of Sweden (1626-1689); Seeing a World Unmade, and Making a World (Out) of Remains: The Post-Apocalyptic Re-Visions of W. S. Merwin and Carolyn Forché; Backmatter;
Summary: Taking as its point of departure Nelson Goodman's theory of symbol systems as delineated in his seminal book "Ways of Worldmaking", this volume gauges the possibilities and perspectives offered by the worldmaking approach as a model for the study of culture. The volume serves to demonstrate how specific media and narratives affect the worlds that are created, and shows how these worlds are established as socially relevant. It also illustrates the extent to which ways of worldmaking are imbued with cultural values, and thus inevitably implicated in power relations.
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Frontmatter; Table of Contents; Ways of Worldmaking as a Model for the Studyof Culture: Theoretical Frameworks, Epistemological Underpinnings, New Horizons; I. Theoretical Approaches to Ways of Worldmaking; `I Believe That the World'; Three Theories of Literary Worldmaking: Phenomenological (Roman Ingarden), Constructivist (Nelson Godman), Cognitive Psychologi; Worldmaking as Fate; The Politics of Symbolic Forms; II. Media as Ways of Worldmaking; Media as Ways of Worldmaking: Media-specific Structures and Intermedial Dynamics; Remarks on the Historicity of the Media Concept

Do Media Determine Our Situation? Friedrich Kittler's Application of Information Theory to the HumanitiesIrreducible Vagueness: Augmented Worldmaking in Diller & Scofidio's Blur Building; Worlds Made of Concrete and Celluloid: The London Council Estate in Nil By Mouth and Wonderland; III. Narratives as Ways of Worldmaking; Making Events - Making Stories - Making Worlds: Ways of Worldmaking from a Narratological Point of View; The Making of Fictional Worlds: Processes, Features, and Functions; Literary Worldmaking

Writing Lives and `Worlds': English Fictional Biography at the Turn of the 21st CenturyFictional Narratives and Their Ways of Spiritual Worldmaking: (De-)Constructing the Realm of Transcendence in City of God by Wa; Narrating Life: Early Modern Accounts of the Life of Queen Christina of Sweden (1626-1689); Seeing a World Unmade, and Making a World (Out) of Remains: The Post-Apocalyptic Re-Visions of W. S. Merwin and Carolyn Forché; Backmatter;

Taking as its point of departure Nelson Goodman's theory of symbol systems as delineated in his seminal book "Ways of Worldmaking", this volume gauges the possibilities and perspectives offered by the worldmaking approach as a model for the study of culture. The volume serves to demonstrate how specific media and narratives affect the worlds that are created, and shows how these worlds are established as socially relevant. It also illustrates the extent to which ways of worldmaking are imbued with cultural values, and thus inevitably implicated in power relations.