Scale in Literature and Culture

von: Michael Tavel Clarke, David Wittenberg

Palgrave Macmillan, 2017

ISBN: 9783319642420 , 323 Seiten

Format: PDF

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Scale in Literature and Culture


 

This collection emphasizes a cross-disciplinary approach to the problem of scale, with essays ranging in subject matter from literature to film, architecture, the plastic arts, philosophy, and scientific and political writing. Its contributors consider a variety of issues provoked by the sudden and pressing shifts in scale brought on by globalization and the era of the Anthropocene, including: the difficulties of defining the concept of scale; the challenges that shifts in scale pose to knowledge formation; the role of scale in mediating individual subjectivity and agency; the barriers to understanding objects existing in scalar realms different from our own; the role of scale in mediating the relationship between humans and the environment; and the nature of power, authority, and democracy at different social scales.




Michael Tavel Clarke is Associate Professor of English at University of Calgary, Canada. 

David Wittenberg is Associate Professor of English at the University of Iowa, USA.