How To Do Things with Cultures?

Azimuth 8/2016 | How To Do Things With Cultures?

Edited by Andrea Borsari – Antonio Lucci
ISBN: 978­88­9359­011­2
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The issue explores a particular domain at the intersection of different human sciences, such as anthropology, literature, philosophy and the cultural studies. The complex constellation constituted by the – parallel and yet different – fields of the German “Kulturwissenschaften” and the Anglo-American cultural studies is inquired from two complementary perspectives: by analyzing the peculiar aspects, inner differentiations and specific focus of these two traditions, on the one side, and by exploring their mutual influence, on the other side; i.e., by considering and comparing the most important authors and consistent schools, the respective methodologies, the local manifestations as well as the historical, theoretical and thematic backgrounds of both traditions.


  • Lawrence Grossberg, Cultural Studies in Dark Times
  • Hartmut Böhme, Perspektiven der Kulturwissenschaft in historischer und gegenwartsanalytischer Perspektive
  • Mena Mitrano, From “Culture” to Reciprocities: Imagining the Critical Act after Power
  • Antonio Lucci, Italienische Kulturwissenschaft. Überlegungen zu den ‚ersten Kulturwissenschaften‘ ausgehend von der Italian Theory
  • Joachim Fischer, Philosophisch-anthropologische Theorien der Kultur: Cassirer, Scheler, Plessner
  • Andrea Borsari, Il “Kulturmensch” tra “Tragödie” e “Renaissance”. Estetica e antropologia nella genesi della Kulturphilosophie
  • Giacomo Scarpelli, La grande dea di Efeso. Una diacronia filosofica
  • Michele Cometa, Le cose del Sé. Per un’archeologia della cultura (materiale)
  • Gilberto Mazzoli, La natura della Environmental History dopo il Cultural Turn. Temi e storiografie
  • João Cezar de Castro Rocha, Culture shakespeariane e poetica dell’emulazione


  • Sandrina Khaled, Friedrich Kittlers Nietzsche
  • Friedrich Kittler, Nietzsche oder die Erfindung der Kulturpolitik