By Kjerstin Aukrust
Assigning Cultural Values is a suite of 13 essays concentrating on the research of cultural price in mild of aestheticization or aesthetic practices. Reflecting the end result of the study Council of Norway’s accomplished programme for cultural learn (KULVER), this anthology stories cultural phenomena now not as static dimensions, yet fairly as elements enthusiastic about negotiations and exchanges. by means of studying the approaches during which aestheticization is widespread, the individuals convey how the experience-based, relational, and perceptual features of assigning cultural values come into concentration. all the essays bargains precise views at the price given to various cultural phenomena, through targeting their traditionally changeable features, their reciprocal relationships, and their connection to social contexts and tool. Drawing on case reports from the fields of cultural background, aesthetics, literature, movie, gender reports, paintings heritage and thought, layout historical past, and museology, the gathering presents a wide-ranging and multifaceted research of the way the task of cultural values is modified, displaced, transferred, and bought, and should hence curiosity all researchers and scholars in the box of humanities.
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Assigning Cultural Values by Kjerstin Aukrust