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'I believe that the world'

Connor, Steven (2010) 'I believe that the world'. In: Nunning, V. and Nunning, A. and Neumann, B. (eds.) Cover Cultural Ways of Worldmaking: Media and Narratives. Concepts for the Study of Culture (CSC). Berlin, Germany: De Gruyter. ISBN 9783110227550.

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Book synopsis: 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. Its main objectives are to explore the usefulness and scope of the approach for the study of culture and to supplement Goodman’s philosophy of worldmaking with a number of complementary disciplinary perspectives, literary and cultural approaches, and new questions and applications. It focuses on three key issues or concepts which illuminate ways of worldmaking and their interdisciplinary relevance and ramifications, viz. (1) theoretical approaches to ways of worldmaking, (2) the impact of media on ways of worldmaking, and (3) narratives as ways of worldmaking. 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.

Item Type: Book Section
Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Ways of Worldmaking, Study of Culture, Cultural Studies, Nelson Goodman
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Arts > English and Humanities
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Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2011 13:23
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:21

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