Transcultural Turbulences

Towards a Multi-Sited Reading of Image Flows

  • Christiane Brosius
  • Roland Wenzlhuemer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Visual Cosmopolitanism

  4. Circulating Images

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 301-308

About this book


Today, hardly anything moves as fast across the globe as images and media. This fact opens new avenues to explore social and cultural change, but also poses new theoretical challenges of how to grasp and better understand these changes and flows. Moreover, such movements across geophysical and cultural borders have a historical depth that enables us to explore globalisation and localisation in new ways. Transculturality is still a relatively new field of research in the Humanities through which we sharpen our competence and ‘literacy’ to come to terms with the complexity of globalised cultures. This volume ventures into new domains of research on the transculturality of images and addresses the need to develop new or modify established often ethno- and Eurocentric interpretations of what happens when images travel. It does so by bringing together cutting-edge research from fields such as art history, cultural anthropology, colonial history, Islamic studies, religious studies and literary criticism.


Art History Images Media Transculturality

Editors and affiliations

  • Christiane Brosius
    • 1
  • Roland Wenzlhuemer
    • 2
  1. 1.EXC "Asia and Europe"Karl Jaspers CentreHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.EXC "Asia and Europe"Karl Jaspers CentreHeidelbergGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-18392-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-18393-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-656X
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-6578
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