Contact Spaces of American Culture

ab 24,90 

Petra Eckhard, Klaus Rieser, Silvia Schultermandl (Eds.)

Globalizing Local Phenomena

ISBN 978-3-643-50434-0
Band-Nr. 12
Jahr 2012
Seiten 272
Bindung broschiert
Reihe American Studies in Austria

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What do tent cities, basketball courts, slave ships and facebook have in
common? They are spaces of American culture where an idea of
Americanness emerges through a concrete form of contact on the one hand
and through its mediated representation on the other. This collection of
essays examines these contact spaces and their myriad and complex
configurations of culture along a spatial axis, highlighting the
interconnectedness of the local and the global in concrete spaces of
American culture, both inside and outside the United States, and in the
World Wide Web.One line of inquiry studies metaphors of contact, the
other one reads media texts as contact spaces and investigates the
role of mediation.