Out of Birmingham: Towards a More Peripatetic Cultural Studies

Ben Highmore


This piece of writing is an experiment in digressive and peripatetic cultural studies that follows a thought path around the city of Birmingham in England. Instead of constructing an argument it tries to perform a mode of enquiry that could be sensitive to the 'simultaneous non-synchroncity' of culture, and could craft a form of writing adequate to history's torn and crumpled state. It doesn't try to claim preferential treatment for such a practice, merely a marginal place for such a practice within cultural studies.


Peripatetic; Birmingham; poetics; Serres

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5130/csr.v23i1.4975