The Surplus of Culture

The Surplus of Culture

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This multifaceted volume presents the elusive surplus of culture in the spotlight of theory and academic practice. Despite its overtly economic implications, the concept alludes to the added value of sense, common sense and nonsense which is represented as languages of irony, irrationality and absurdity potentially subverting traditional and mainstream a€œregimesa€ of culture. Consequently, the a€œmoment of surplusa€ is inherent in critical interpretation in which supposedly well-entrenched notions suddenly reveal their implicitly shattering and subversive nature. The surplus of culture dwells at the risky intersection of untamed interpretation and tradition. It is the space of the a€œthirda€ in which literary canons are re-visited, language reveals its hidden political agendas, the Orient reclaims its own cognitive perspective and established structures of cognition are questioned in the tragic-comic gesture of insight. The volume is a must for scholars and researchers in the fields of cultural studies, literature and arts as well as literary theory.To realize the implications of these processes, I suggest all readers to verify the prices of Amazona#39;s Kindle books and ... library or the Million Books Project, well, cheaply for a couple of dollars, amidst promises of cheaper access to culture.

Title:The Surplus of Culture
Author:Ewa Borkowska, Tomasz Burzyński
Publisher:Cambridge Scholars Publishing - 2011-07-12


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