Esther Milne | 1 Apr 14:14 2004
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Re: Hello & What's Your Take

I second Bram's observations about the many critical intersections
occurring between law and feminist, cultural and socio-political
theories. These articulate a 'cultural studies' approach, sensibility
and framework and contest the view that 'legal opinions have been
treated far too long as if they are scripture'.

Drew, you may find the following list useful. It is by no means
exhaustive but gives an idea of some of the key figures in critical
legal theory and their publications. Other cultstuders might be able to
think of additional names. 

**Alison Young**
Judging the Image: Art, Value, Law (Routledge: forthcoming)
Imagining Crime (Sage: 1995). 

**Austin D. Sarat**
Cultural Studies and Law: Beyond Legal Realism in Interdisciplinary
Legal Scholarship, ed with Jonathan Simon (Duke University Press: 2003)

**Peter Goodrich**
Law and the Postmodern Mind: Essays on Psychoanalysis and Jurisprudence,
ed with David Grey Carlson (University of Michigan Press: 1997) 
Oedipus LEX: Psychoanalysis, History, Law (University of California
Press: 1995)

**Nasser Hussain**
The Jurisprudence of Emergency Colonialism and the Rule of Law
(University of Michigan Press: 2003)

**Peter Rush**
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Philip Dearman | 2 Apr 01:00 2004
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cfp: "manufacturing consent?"

"Southern Review: Communication, Politics & Culture" is an 
interdisciplinary journal produced out of RMIT University. Staff in the 
Communications & Writing program at Monash University's Gippsland 
campus produce one special issue each year. This year we invite you to 
address the broad topic of the politics of consent, along the following 
lines:

"Manufacturing Consent?"
How can consent be theorised today? What, for instance, are the 
contemporary means or conditions for manufacturing consent? What is the 
role of media rhetoric and practice in the formation of consent? What 
is the place of consent in advanced liberal democracies, or in other 
non-liberal geo-political contexts? What are the relations between 
consent and consensus in political or governmental processes? How 
essential is consent or consensus to the operations of contemporary 
politics and of global politics in particular? Can consent be gained on 
a supra-national level? Or must it be conceived, at every level, as 
unstable and ineffective, as no longer relevant to the study of 
democracy in its many forms?And what of past theories of consent and 
consensus, such as the one bound to a notion of “hegemony”? In what 
ways do contemporary events — “September 11”, “Iraq”, “Tampa”, “Madrid” 
— invite us to return to and to reconsider such theories and their 
place (or otherwise) within communication studies, as part (or not) of 
the history of the discipline?

Southern Review invites theoretically informed discussions (4000-6000 
words) of the contemporary forms, places, functions and possibilities 
of consent for the 2004 special issue, “Manufacturing Consent?”. Papers 
may be submitted as attachments to an email, and should be 
double-spaced in A4 format and accompanied by an abstract (maximum 100 
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Eloisa Aquino | 2 Apr 03:24 2004
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query: authenticity

Hello list,
I am working on a paper exploring the idea of' "authenticity" of cultural
practices, particularly popular cultural practices, as in "authentic Thai
restaurant" or "authentic bluegrass". Anyone would have any ideas of
references that deal with authenticity as an ideal or a myth? All
suggestions are welcome. You can email me offlist (eloaquino <at> hotmail.com) or
on list.
Many thanks,
E.
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Mike Ayers | 2 Apr 03:23 2004

Re: query: authenticity

Eloisa,

Check out Richard Peterson's _Creating Country Music: Fabricating
Authenticity_ and Sarah Thornton's _Club Cultures: Music, Media and
Subcultural Capital_ for a good beginning, centered around music-  both of
the bibliographies are pretty thorough.

-mike

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Eloisa Aquino" <eloaquino <at> hotmail.com>
To: "Cultural Studies" <cultstud-l <at> mailman.acomp.usf.edu>
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Subject: [cultstud-l] query: authenticity

> Hello list,
> I am working on a paper exploring the idea of' "authenticity" of cultural
> practices, particularly popular cultural practices, as in "authentic Thai
> restaurant" or "authentic bluegrass". Anyone would have any ideas of
> references that deal with authenticity as an ideal or a myth? All
> suggestions are welcome. You can email me offlist (eloaquino <at> hotmail.com)
or
> on list.
> Many thanks,
> E.
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Gina Hiatt | 2 Apr 04:46 2004
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re: authenticity

Try authentichappiness.com

Gina J. Hiatt, Ph.D.

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Picard, David | 2 Apr 11:53 2004
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RE: query: authenticity

an important discussion on 'authenticity' has taken place in the field of tourism anthropology from
1970s. some ref below. Best
David

AUGE M. (1996), « Ces lieux où le réel copie la fiction. Un ethnologue à Center Parcs », Le Monde
diplomatique, Août, p. 18.
BOORSTIN D. (1964), The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-Events in America, New York : Harper and Row.
CHHABRA D. et al (2003) "Staged Authenticity and Heritage Tourism". Annals of Tourism Research 30(3): 702-719.
COHEN E. (1988), « Authenticity and Commoditization in Tourism », Annals of tourism research, 15, pp. 371-386.
ECO U. (1990), Travels in Hyperreality, New York: Harvet Book.
GRABURN N. (1976/1989), « Tourism : The Sacred Journey », pp. 22-36, in V. Smith (éd.), Hosts and Guests,
2nd ed., Philadelphia :
UPP.
GREENWOOD D. J. (1976/1989), « Culture by the Pound. An Anthropological Perspective on Tourism as
Cultural Commoditization », pp.
171-186, in V. L. Smith (éd.), Hosts and Guests, 2nd ed., Philadelphia : University of 
HOCHSCHILD A. R. (1983), The Managed Heart. Commercialization of Human Feelings, Berkeley: University
of Berkeley Press.
LANFANT M.-F., GRABURN N. (1992), "International Tourism Reconsidered: The Principle of the
Alternative", pp. 88-112, in V. L.
Smith et W. R. Eadington (éds.), Tourism Alternatives. Potentials and Problems in the Development of
Tourism, Chichester: John
Wiley & sons.
MACCANNELL D. (1973), "Staged authenticity: arrangements of social space in tourist settings',
American Journal of Sociology, 79
(3), pp. 589-603.
ROJEK C. (1993), "Disney Culture", Leisure Studies, 12, pp. 121-135.
SELWYN T. (1996), "Introduction", pp. 1-32, in T. Selwyn (éd.), The Tourist Image. Myths and Myth Making
in Tourism, New York:
Wiley & Son.
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Michael Kaplan | 2 Apr 16:17 2004
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Re: query: authenticity

on 4/1/04 7:24 PM, Eloisa Aquino at eloaquino <at> hotmail.com wrote:

> Hello list,
> I am working on a paper exploring the idea of' "authenticity" of cultural
> practices, particularly popular cultural practices, as in "authentic Thai
> restaurant" or "authentic bluegrass". Anyone would have any ideas of
> references that deal with authenticity as an ideal or a myth? All
> suggestions are welcome. You can email me offlist (eloaquino <at> hotmail.com) or
> on list.
> Many thanks,
> E.

However one proceeds in dealing with "authenticity," it is important to note
Walter Benjamin's famous but strangely underappreciated claim (in "The Work
of Art in the Age of Technical Reproduction") that authenticity becomes a
pivotal concern only with the rise of the copy. In fact, Benjamin's insight
is that authenticity ceases to be a *feature* of an (unique) artifact and
becomes a *meaning* generated by the (mass-produced) artifact.

Dick Hebdige makes salient related observations in connection with the
ironic disputes concerning authenticity within punk subcultures (in
_Subcultures_). 

And of course the literature on advertising is replete with analyses of
authenticity as a lynchpin of consumerist ideology.

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Barbara Woloch | 2 Apr 16:38 2004
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Re: query: authenticity

Hello Eloisa,

I wonder if you might trace back current debates about authenticity to 
Heidegger's "Being and Time" -- Dasein retreats from authenticity into 
everydayness. Then is also Adorno's critique of Heidegger in "The Jargon of 
Authenticity."

Best,
Barbara
AlsQuoting Michael Kaplan <mikaplan <at> indiana.edu>:

> on 4/1/04 7:24 PM, Eloisa Aquino at eloaquino <at> hotmail.com wrote:
> 
> > Hello list,
> > I am working on a paper exploring the idea of' "authenticity" of cultural
> > practices, particularly popular cultural practices, as in "authentic Thai
> > restaurant" or "authentic bluegrass". Anyone would have any ideas of
> > references that deal with authenticity as an ideal or a myth? All
> > suggestions are welcome. You can email me offlist (eloaquino <at> hotmail.com)
> or
> > on list.
> > Many thanks,
> > E.
> 
> However one proceeds in dealing with "authenticity," it is important to note
> Walter Benjamin's famous but strangely underappreciated claim (in "The Work
> of Art in the Age of Technical Reproduction") that authenticity becomes a
> pivotal concern only with the rise of the copy. In fact, Benjamin's insight
> is that authenticity ceases to be a *feature* of an (unique) artifact and
> becomes a *meaning* generated by the (mass-produced) artifact.
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davin@bgnet.bgsu.edu | 2 Apr 18:09 2004
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RE: query: authenticity

This might also be interesting:

"Fantasy and the Concert Hall: Musical Performance in the 
Electroacoustic Age"
by Matthew Malsky
http://www.reconstruction.ws/041/malsky.htm

It deals with desire to capture "authentic" experience through sound 
technology.

Also, check out Alain Badiou's discussion of subjectivity.  A nice 
little taste of his body of work is available in Culture Machine issue 
4:

http://culturemachine.tees.ac.uk/Cmach/Backissues/j004/Articles/badiou.
htm

And finally, if you haven't already, check out Pierre Bourdieu's 
Distinction.

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Benjamin Chappell | 2 Apr 19:54 2004

Re: authenticity

There are some nice interventions on this issue in folklore. Though I'm not 
up-to-date on the literature, you might want to check out Barbara 
Kirshenblatt-Gimblett's Destination Culture and John Dorst's The Written 
Suburb.

A pretty influential statement on "tradition" and authenticity by Handler 
and Linnekin is here:
http://www.ripon.edu/academics/global/Tradition.html

Richard Bauman has done a lot with "traditionalization" from a folkloristic 
point of view-- this at least partly an examination of how authenticity is 
constructed in performance. I haven't read it carefully, but there seems to 
be a very detailed application of Bauman's ideas to The Pogues here:
http://ist-socrates.berkeley.edu/~caforum/volume1/vol1_article4.html

One place where Bauman describes this process of traditionalization is:
Bauman, Richard. 1992. Contextualization, Tradition, and the Dialogue of 
Genres: Icelandic Legends of the Kraftaskáld. In Rethinking Context: 
Language as an Interactive Phenomenon, edited by A. Duranti and C. Goodwin. 
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
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