By Kjerstin Aukrust
Assigning Cultural Values is a suite of 13 essays targeting the research of cultural price in gentle of aestheticization or aesthetic practices. Reflecting the culmination of the examine Council of Norway’s accomplished programme for cultural learn (KULVER), this anthology experiences cultural phenomena no longer as static dimensions, yet quite as elements considering negotiations and exchanges. by means of reading the techniques within which aestheticization is trendy, the members exhibit how the experience-based, relational, and perceptual facets of assigning cultural values come into concentration. all of the essays deals special views at the price given to varied cultural phenomena, through concentrating on their traditionally changeable points, their reciprocal relationships, and their connection to social contexts and tool. Drawing on case stories from the fields of cultural background, aesthetics, literature, movie, gender experiences, artwork heritage and idea, layout background, and museology, the gathering offers a wide-ranging and multifaceted research of the way the task of cultural values is modified, displaced, transferred, and bought, and should consequently curiosity all researchers and scholars in the box of humanities.
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8 Regarding sexuality, prohibition will mainly apply. In The History of Sexuality, volume 1, Foucault follows up on this theme, and describes the modern discourse on sexuality. The sex and the body of the pre-modern age have in modernity been replaced by a continuous flow of speech that simultaneously speaks of and conceals/prohibits sex. The sexuality discourse, scientia sexualis, replaces the pre-modern ars erotica. 9 Foucault’s thesis is that previously we had sex; now we have sexuality. With Hjulskift, we can imagine that a new clause has been added to this sentence: Previously we had sex, then we had sexuality, and now we have sex again.
A Postmodern Question, eds. Peter Hans Reill and Keith Michael Baker (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2001), 149. James Elkins, Introduction to Visual Practises Across the University (München: Wilhelm Fink Verlag, 2007). 39 cussed. 32 And even if science makes increasing use of 3D rendering and animation, offering visualisations of processes and movements, the Wellcome Image Awards are dominated by micrographs: renderings that give preference to 2D, frozen views of a phenomenon. Another aspect that is muted in the awards – but that is central to the experience of patients as well as laboratory animals – is pain.
She cannot make love under a crying child. Dusty plastic flowers on small machine-crocheted doilies on the TV and on the windowsill. What will she do if that’s what it’s like? (59). In this type of aesthetic world, there would be no place for Louise’s intimacy. Such a world would just be too much for her, too many social and bad-taste transgressions that would have superseded and obliterated the intimacy. For Louise, the class difference here emerges as an aesthetic problem. Heterotopia This linkage between aesthetics and intimacy gives rise to some spatial challenges for Louise and Truls.
Assigning Cultural Values by Kjerstin Aukrust