Traditionally social science treated culture as a peripheral issue, but the last twenty years have witnessed a cultural turn throughout the social sciences. Culture is now at the core of debate. Culture and Economy After the Cultural Turn examines the impact of the cultural turn for the social sciences in relation to the decline of interest in economic aspects of society. It presents a number of responses to the changing relationship between culture and economy, and to the way in which the cultural turn has sought to understand it.

Performing Politics: The Dramatics of Environmental Protest

Performing Politics: The Dramatics of Environmental Protest

Performing politics: The dramatics of environmental protest

In this chapter I want to take up and develop some questions about the relationship between politics and culture that Larry Ray and Andrew Sayer raise in their introduction to the present volume. That I will do this in relation to contemporary environmental protest is not to imply that there is something about the politics of the environment per se that marks it out as needing a different theoretical approach, but simply because in recent decades the environment as an issue domain has – and not without good reason – served as the channel for much of the inventiveness of contemporary cultural energy. Radical environmental protest, I will suggest, can provide us ...

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