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Hybrids of Modernity

Anthropology, the Nation State and the Universal Exhibition

Hybrids of Modernity by Penelope Harvey
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Hybrids of Modernity considers the relationship between three western modernist institutions: anthropology, the nation state and the universal exhibition. It looks at the ways in which these institutions are linked, in how they are engaged in the objectification of culture, and in how they have themselves become objects of cultural theory, the targets of critics who claim that despite their continuing visibility these are all institutions with questionable viability in the late 20th century.
Through analysis of the Universal Exhibition held in seville in 1992, the themes of culture, nationality and technology are explored. Particular attention is paid to how "culture" is produced and put to work by the national and corporate participants, and to the relationship between the emergence of culture as commodity and the way in which the concept is employed in contemporary cultural theory.
Taylor and Francis; February 2013
219 pages; ISBN 9781134791736
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Title: Hybrids of Modernity
Author: Penelope Harvey
 
ISBNs
0203434846
9780203434840
9780415130448
9781134791736
9781134791743