Global nature, global culture / Sarah Franklin, Celia Lury and Jackie Stacey.

by Franklin, Sarah, 1960-Looking glass; Lury, CeliaLooking glass; Stacey, JackieLooking glass.

Series: Gender, theory and culture: Publisher: London : Sage, 2000.Description: x,246 pages,4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), facsimiles ; 25cm.ISBN: 076196598X; 0761965998.Subject(s): CultureLooking glass | Feminist theoryLooking glass | GlobalizationLooking glass | NatureLooking glassNote: Bibliography: pages 228-240. - Includes index.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

`An excellent book. The authors have the rare capacity to handle popular culture and case studies in a theoretically informed manner. Original and well researched′ - Mike Featherstone, Nottingham Trent University

Understandings of globalization have been little explored in relation to gender or related concerns such as identity, subjectivity and the body. This book contrasts `the natural′ and `the global′ as interpretive strategies, using approaches from feminist cultural theory. The book begins by introducing the central themes: ideas of the natural; questions of scale and context posed by globalization and their relation to forms of cultural production; the transformation of genealogy; and the emergence of interest in definitions of life and life forms. The authors explores these questions through a number of case studies including Benneton advertising, Jurassic Park , The Body Shop, British Airways, Monsanto and Dolly the Sheep. In order to respecify the `nature, culture and gender′ concerns of two decades of feminist theory, this highly original book reflects, hypothesizes and develops new interpretive possibilities within established feminist analytical frames.

Bibliography: pages 228-240. - Includes index.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Part 1 Second Nature
  • Spheres of Life
  • Imprints of Time
  • Units of Genealogy
  • Part 2 Nature Seconded
  • The Global Within
  • Consuming Nature, Embodying Health
  • The United Colors of Diversity
  • Essential and Inessential Culture
  • Life Itself
  • Global Nature and the Genetic Imaginary