“Pursuing the Trivial”, new thematic section from Culture Unbound

New thematic section from Culture Unbound: “Pursuing the Trivial”


Culture Unbound: Journal of Current Cultural Research has published a new thematic section entitled “Pursuing the Trivial”, edited by Roman Horak, Barbara Maly, Eva Schörgenhuber and Monika Seidl. It addresses the social significance of popular culture, past and present, and analyses how the seemingly trivial shape our daily lives and therefore our perception of the world. The articles cover areas such as popular culture of early 20th century, sports and racism, the philosophy of outdoor recreation, contemporary film and literature, and the everyday use of new technology.

Featured articles are:

  • Barbara Maly, Roman Horak, Eva Schörgenhuber & Monika Seidl, “Introduction: Pursuing the Trivial”
  • Steven Gerrard, “The Great British Music Hall: Its importance to British culture and ‘The Trivial’”
  • Roman Horak, “‘We Have Become Niggers!’: Josephine Baker as a Threat to Viennese Culture”
  • Yi Chen, “’Walking With’: A Rhythmanalysis of London’s East End”
  • Georg Drennig, “Taking a Hike and Hucking the Stout: The Troublesome Legacy of the Sublime in Outdoor Recreation”
  • Anna König, “A Stitch in Time: Changing Cultural Constructions of Craft and Mending”
  • Daniel Kilvington, “British Asians, Covert Racism and Exclusion in English Professional Football”
  • Sabine Harrer, “From Losing to Loss: Exploring the Expressive Capacities of Videogames Beyond Death as Failure”
  • Georg Spitaler, “Narrated Political Theory: Theorizing Pop Culture in Dietmar Dath’s Novel Für immer in Honig
  • Katharina Andres, “’Fashion’s Final Frontier’: The Correlation of Gender Roles and Fashion in Star Trek
  • Timo Kaerlein, “Playing with Personal Media: On an Epistemology of Ignorance”
  • Kati Voigt, “Becoming Trivial: The Book Trailer”

You can access all articles for free at: http://www.cultureunbound.ep.liu.se/v5/

Culture Unbound: Journal of Current Cultural research is an open access e-journal that seeks to be a forum for contemporary, cutting edge cultural research from a wide range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary areas. We also welcome new article manuscripts in all areas of cultural research, as well as proposals for future theme sections.