Volume 3 Number 2 of Culture and Dialogue focuses on the theme of aidentity and dialogue.a All the essays gathered in this volume address issues of identity with concrete examples and from different perspectives, be they art, philosophy, politics, religion, gender, or ethnic studies. All essays describe and question the relational element at work in identity formation within different cultural contexts, such as Japan, America, Corsica, Mongolia, Norway, Australia, Italy, and Ireland. Hiroshi Yoshioka offers a topical critique of what lays behind the fashionable self-portrait of Japanese cultural identity as Cool Japan in all its uniqueness. Sandra Wawrytko addresses the sensitive issue of gun culture in American identity by resorting to MahAyAna Buddhist conceptions of failed interconnectedness. Dominique Verdoni discusses cultural identity formation with particular reference to the Corsican language and literature against the background of more dominant or regulating cultures. Angelika BApck shows how art practice can disclose the processes involved in any attempts to represent otherness, including when different groups such as Mongolian herders, Sami singers, and Australian Aboriginal hunters use other cultural codes and perspectives. Francesca Pierini critically reflects upon the culturally biased ways in which Anglo-American literature has traditionally portrayed Italian culture aan orientalised imagined identity. The selection of essays closes with Hannah Haleas study on a very specific aspect of gender identity formation: how eating and drinking habits shape the development of masculinities within a community of students. All essays, in one way or another, disclose how identity formation is conditioned by, or emerges from, relationships between self and otherness, inside and outside, or minor and dominant cultures. As paradoxical as it may seem, the more we relate to each other, the more identity becomes an issue.Volume 3 Number 2 of Culture and Dialogue focuses on the theme of aidentity and dialogue.a All the essays gathered in this volume address issues of identity with concrete examples and from different perspectives, be they art, philosophy ...
|Title||:||Culture and Dialogue Vol.3, No. 2 (2013) Issue on "Identity and Dialogue"|
|Publisher||:||Cambridge Scholars Publishing - 2014-05-02|