Item description for Stories and Portraits of the Self. (Internationale Forschungen Zur Allgemeinen & Vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft) by Carvalhão Buescu Helena...
In contemporary societies privatization has long ceased to be just an economic concept; rather, it must increasingly be made to refer to the ongoing shrinking of the public space under the impact of the representation of individual lives and images, which cuts across all discourses, genres and media to become one of the primary means of production of culture. This volume is intended to cover such an historical, social and intellectual ground, where self-representation comes to the fore. Targeting mostly an academic readership but certainly also of interest to the general educated public, it collects a wide range of essays dealing with diverse modes of life writing and portraying from a variety of perspectives and focusing on different historical periods and media. It thus offers itself as a major contribution to a better understanding of the world we live in: its past legacy and present configuration.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 5.8" Height: 1" Weight: 1.09 lbs.
Release Date Dec 15, 2007
ISBN 9042023287 ISBN13 9789042023284