Out of Birmingham: Towards a More Peripatetic Cultural Studies

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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.

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New Writing (Peer Reviewed)
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Ben Highmore, University of Sussex

School of Media, Film and Music,

Professor of Cultural Studies