This book intertwines phenomenological fieldwork with a wide range of Heidegger’s writings to explore how our everyday uses of mobile media technologies permit a unique avenue to rediscover poiēsis, our creative cultivation that is simultaneously a bringing forth, a revealing. Shining a light on poiēsis better allows us to see how human beings are, at their core, dwellers that disclose worlds and cultivate meaning. In our chaotic modern world, our ability to appreciate this foundational feature of our existence seems to be fading from view. Such forgetting has fractured our confidence; we increasingly question, doubt, and struggle with what unfolds before us. This book thus argues that we ought to look towards our intimate and recursive mobile media practices as the avenue for which we can revitalize poiēsis, as doing so allows us a purview into how we are always situated in a meaningful locale, playing an imperative role in its continued cultivation.

Dodatkowe informacje

  • Imię Autora 1 Justin Michael
  • Nazwisko Autora 1 Battin
  • Książka współredagowana Nie
  • Tytuł Mobile Media Technologies and Poiēsis. Rediscovering How We Use Technology to Cultivate Meaning in a Nihilistic World
  • Wydawca Springer International Publishing
  • Miejsce wydania Cham
  • Rok wydania 2017
  • Liczba stron 167
  • Seria Tak
  • ISBN 978-3-319-59796-6, ebook 978-3-319-59797-3

This edited collection explores the conjunction of multiculturalism and the self in literature and culture studies, and brings together essays by prominent researchers interested in literature and culture whose critical perspectives inform discussions of specific examples of multicultural contexts in which individuals and communities strive to maintain their identities.

The book is divided into two major parts, the first of which comprises literary representations of multiculturalism and discussions of its impasses and impacts in fictional circumstances. In turn, the second part primarily focuses on culture at large and real-life consequences. Taken together, the two complementary parts offer an illuminating and well-rounded overview of representations of multiculturalism in literature and contemporary culture from a variety of critical perspectives.

Dodatkowe informacje

  • Imię Autora 1 Jacek
  • Nazwisko Autora 1 Mydla
  • Imię Autora 2 Leszek
  • Nazwisko Autora 2 Drong
  • Imię Autora 3 Małgorzata
  • Nazwisko Autora 3 Poks
  • Książka współredagowana Tak
  • Tytuł Multiculturalism, Multilingualism and the Self: Literature and Culture Studies
  • Wydawca Springer International Publishing
  • Miejsce wydania Cham
  • Rok wydania 2017
  • Liczba stron 198
  • Seria Nie
  • ISBN 978-3-319-61048-1, ebook 978-3-319-61049-8

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