Scale in Literature and Culture Hardback
Edited by Michael Tavel Clarke, David Wittenberg
Part of the Geocriticism and Spatial Literary Studies series
This collection emphasizes a cross-disciplinary approach to the problem of scale, with essays ranging in subject matter from literature to film, architecture, the plastic arts, philosophy, and scientific and political writing.
Its contributors consider a variety of issues provoked by the sudden and pressing shifts in scale brought on by globalization and the era of the Anthropocene, including: the difficulties of defining the concept of scale; the challenges that shifts in scale pose to knowledge formation; the role of scale in mediating individual subjectivity and agency; the barriers to understanding objects existing in scalar realms different from our own; the role of scale in mediating the relationship between humans and the environment; and the nature of power, authority, and democracy at different social scales.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 323 pages, 23 Illustrations, black and white; XIV, 323 p. 23 illus.
- Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
- Publication Date: 20/12/2017
- Category: Film theory & criticism
- ISBN: 9783319642413