Title:
"Something is at Stake": Northern European Cultural Studies Where, How, and Why?
Author:
Anne Scott Sørensen: Institute for The Study of Culture, The Culture and Communication Section, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
DOI:
10.3384/cu.2000.1525.13589
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Year:
2013
Volume:
5
Theme:
Theme: Reports and Reflections from the Field: Current Issues in European Cultural Studies Edited by Ferda Keskin

Pages:
89-101
No. of pages:
13
Publication type:
Article
Published:
2013-06-12


In this article, I address the current state of cultural studies in Northern Europe and more specifically in the Nordic countries, especially in Denmark. I take my point of departure in offering an answer to the question, what is cultural studies anyhow? and raise some questions about its future directions. From that, I then discuss how we can reason about regional cultural studies since in so doing we are caught in a dilemma: on the one hand, it provides a way to nuance hegemonic his-tories and ways of mapping the international field but, on the other hand, it also inevitably leads to new generalizations and new inclusions and exclusions. I go on to examine first the (im)possibility of scaling (regional, national, etc.) and, next, the challenge it raises at different levels of setting, i.e., Northern Europe, the Nor-dic countries, and Denmark. Finally, I focus on national, i.e., Danish cultural stud-ies and return to the question of the future of the discipline.

Keywords: Cultural studies; Scandinavian cultural studies; regional cultural studies; cultural forms; the performative turn; ciritique and ethics

Volume 5, Theme:: Theme: Reports and Reflections from the Field: Current Issues in European Cultural Studies Edited by Ferda Keskin

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Author:
Anne Scott Sørensen
Title:
"Something is at Stake": Northern European Cultural Studies Where, How, and Why?:
DOI:
10.3384/cu.2000.1525.13589
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