- Subject index
In Spaces of Culture an international group of scholars examines the implications of questions such as: What is culture? What is the relationship between social structure and culture in a globalized and networked world? Do critical perspectives still apply, or does the speed and complexity of cultural production demand new forms of analysis? They explore the key themes in social theory: the nation state; the city; modernity and reflexivity; post-Fordism and the spatial logic of the informational city. The contributors go on to analyze the public sphere, questioning the reductive representation of technology as a form of instrumentality, and demonstrating how new technologies can offer new spaces of culture. This analys
Chapter 8: Radiated Identities: In Pursuit of the Temporal Complexity of Conceptual Cultural Practices
Radiated Identities: In Pursuit of the Temporal Complexity of Conceptual Cultural Practices
In the age of nuclear power, cultural theorists and social scientists share the fate of radiation with a global community of beings for whom radiation works silently and visibly from within. For them as for everybody else, radiation proceeds outside the reach of their senses: it is known only to their cells. Im/material1 and beyond the capacity of perception and sensibility, it affects our collective present and long-term future, our own and other species’ daughters and sons of a thousand years hence. It is dispersed in time and space and marked by complex temporalities and time-space configurations. Its life-cycles of decay span ...