FUS Faculty Research

Art and Culture

Publication:

Maritime Poetics - From Coast to Hinterland

Author(s):

Gabriel N. Gee, Caroline Wiedmer (eds.)

Abstract:

In the past fifty years, port cities around the world have experienced considerable changes to their morphologies and their identities. 


The increasing intensification of global networks and logistics, and the resulting pressure on human societies and earthly environments have been characteristic of the rise of a »planetary age«. 


This volume argues that contemporary artistic practices and critical poetics trace an alternate construction of the imaginaries and aspirations of our present societies at the crossroads of sea and land – taking into account complex pasts and interconnected histories, transnational flux, as well as material and immaterial borders.

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Keywords:

Popular Culture, Social Sciences, Sociology, Contemporary Art, Maritime Studies, Border Studies, Refugees, Museum, Coastal Studies, Hinterland, City, Culture, Cultural Studies, Cultural History, Urban Studies