Comfort in Contemporary Culture

The Challenges of a Concept

Comfort is a prominent and highly loaded concept, as popular discourses on cosy environments, safe spaces, but also the importance of ›getting out of your comfort zone‹ attest. This volume is the first to investigate ›comfort‹ as a cultural narrative and emotional touchstone in contemporary culture. Taken together, the contributions to the volume offer an overview of different approaches to and conceptualisations of comfort in linguistics, in literary, media, and cultural studies, and art history. They showcase how ›comfort‹ serves as a valuable lens to analyse contemporary artworks and developments, e.g. live theatre broadcasting or political interventions in the US-American media sphere.

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2 October 2020, 254 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-4902-4

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Author(s)
Dorothee Birke / Stella Butter (eds.)
Book title
Comfort in Contemporary Culture The Challenges of a Concept
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
254
Features
kart., Dispersionsbindung, 14 Farbabbildungen
ISBN
978-3-8376-4902-4
DOI
10.14361/9783839449028
Commodity Group
1510
BIC-Code
JFC DSB HBTB
BISAC-Code
SOC022000 LIT000000 HIS054000
THEMA-Code
JBCC DSB NHTB
Release date
2 October 2020
Edition
1
Topics
Kultur, Kulturgeschichte, Literatur
Readership
Literary Studies, Cultural Studies, Philosophy, Media Studies, Film Studies, Linguistics
Keywords/Tags
Comfort, Literature, Media, Film, Culture, Cultural History, Cultural Theory, Literary Studies, Cultural Studies

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