Assigning Cultural Values is a suite of 13 essays targeting the research of cultural price in mild of aestheticization or aesthetic practices. Reflecting the end result of the learn Council of Norway’s entire programme for cultural examine (KULVER), this anthology reviews cultural phenomena no longer as static dimensions, yet particularly as components curious about negotiations and exchanges. by means of interpreting the techniques within which aestheticization is well known, the participants exhibit how the experience-based, relational, and perceptual features of assigning cultural values come into concentration. all of the essays deals particular views at the price given to assorted cultural phenomena, by means of targeting their traditionally changeable elements, their reciprocal relationships, and their connection to social contexts and gear. Drawing on case reports from the fields of cultural heritage, aesthetics, literature, movie, gender reports, artwork background and concept, layout historical past, and museology, the gathering presents a wide-ranging and multifaceted research of the way the project of cultural values is modified, displaced, transferred, and bought, and may for this reason curiosity all researchers and scholars in the box of humanities.
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