By Doris Bachmann-Medick
This booklet offers a complete evaluate of cultural turns - floor breaking theoretical reorientations within the learn of tradition, the arts and the social sciences. It positive factors chapters at the interpretive, performative, reflexive, postcolonial, translational, spatial and iconic turns whereas introducing rising advancements. This translation of a revised German vintage is the 1st synthesis of cultural turns within the English-speaking international.
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Tylor (1871) and continued to resonate in the interpretive turn – has been further differentiated and sharpened by performance-oriented and practical concepts (see Reckwitz 2005). It has also been supplemented by the difference-based understanding of culture that has increasingly characterized the study of culture since the postcolonial turn. In the end, one might think that the constellation of these turns and the others presented in this book is one of a conflict-free eclecticism and is thus in keeping with a postmodernism that itself refuses to be boxed into a “postmodern turn” (see Gingrich 1999: 275).
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This critique of culturalism has provided the greatest impetus for the applied theoretical development and expansion of the textual interpretive turn (on the challenges of textuality for the study of culture, see Bachmann-Medick 2012). The first step in this critical direction was taken by the performative turn, which not only took up the textual approach but made it more dynamic. The transition from the interpretive to the performative turn is methodologically quite revealing because it shifted attention from text and meaning to representation and performative practice.