Cultura

ISSN: 1584-1057

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  1.  16
    An Analysis of Korean News Media on Sustainability in the Anthropocene.Aigerim Belyalova & Natalya Yem - 2023 - Cultura 20 (1):163-175.
    The fast levels of industrialization, urbanization, globalization, and expansion of mass consumption that most countries in the world are experiencing today have led to environmental destruction and climate change, eventually threatening the survival of the Earth and humanity. Especially in the case of South Korea, where per capita greenhouse gas emissions have risen to the third highest in the world, there is an urgent need to raise public awareness of the risks of climate change and initiate a more active societal (...)
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    Meat, limits, and breaking sustainability: Han Kang’s The Vegetarian and Ang Li’s The Butcher’s Wife.Simon C. Estok - 2023 - Cultura 20 (1):107-124.
    Many environmental ills derive from humanity’s unsustainable fondness for meat, a fondness that often pushes (and sometimes breaks) environmental limits and reveals unsustainable patriarchal ideologies. Han Kang’s The Vegetarian and Ang Li’s The Butcher’s Wife each, in very different ways, expose the strands of “meat and gender” enmeshments in Korea and Taiwan respectively, showing the mutual interdependence of carnivorism and patriarchal power. So deeply rooted are the entangled strands of carnivorism and sexism that contesting them (either together or apart) means (...)
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    Liangzhu Cultural Heritage Speaks to the World. Hangzhou Narratives and Practices of Sustainable Urban Development.Jinghua Guo - 2023 - Cultura 20 (1):177-187.
    The International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), strongly believes that heritage—natural and cultural, tangible and intangible—is fundamental to addressing the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This paper explores Liangzhu cultural heritage located in Hangzhou, China. It argues that cultural heritage is also a special kind of living narrative. In accordance with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, cultural heritage narratives carry an important function in global sustainable development. Cross-media narrative development of Liangzhu site and ancient symbols are (...)
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    The United Nations Narrative of Climate Change: The Logic of Apocalypse.Sanja Ivic - 2023 - Cultura 20 (1):15-26.
    This paper emphasizes the crucial role that language use plays in climate change communication. In particular, this paper examines UN public discourse and narratives about climate change. It will be shown that the climate change is often described as a "threat to human wellbeing" and as an external enemy—the Other. On the other hand, humanity is often portrayed as a victim of climate change. The consequence of this rhetoric and logic of apocalypse is insufficient action in relation to climate change. (...)
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    Individualism in Cormac McCarthy’s The Road: the Highway to Unsustainability.Narie Jung - 2023 - Cultura 20 (1):95-106.
    Cormac McCarthy’s The Road demonstrates the centrality of individualism to the unsustainability that defines consumer culture in the Anthropocene. His representation of cannibalism not only reflects the main problems of consumer culture but also sheds light on individualism as its driving force. While the cannibalistic world of The Road presents a struggle of individuals for autonomy, the novel’s unnamed boy protagonist shows that empathy can be a viable solution for that struggle. The novel suggests that making consumer culture sustainable means (...)
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    The Role of Environment in Captain Marryat’s Novels and Victorian Culture.Seyyed Ali Khani Hoolari & Shamsoddin Royanian - 2023 - Cultura 20 (1):125-135.
    The environment is one of the salient issues that continues to challenge the political and cultural aspects of the society. The question that interrogates this paper is whether environmentalism is a modern phenomenon or has existed from the past? The paper also exposes the importance of the environment in the 19th century and its relation to politics. By focusing on two novels by Captain Frederick Marryat, a conservative and right-wing writer, the paper shows the approach to environmentalism defended by Tory (...)
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    Eco-poetic inquiry for inspiring relationships with local places: Exploring a sustainable curriculum of Eco-literacy learning.Andrejs Kūlnieks - 2023 - Cultura 20 (1):217-230.
    In this paper I outline how Poetic Inquiry can serve to help learners develop a closer relationship with the places that they live. An eco-hermeneutic investigation of language helps writers to develop a closer relationship with the places that they live by finding language to describe the plants and animals that grow there. I consider how a deep analysis of language can inspire learners to pay closer attention to local environments and seasonal shifts. A close analysis of being part of (...)
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    The Graphic Narrative of Liu Cixin, The Wandering Earth, and its Related Ecological Problems.Quingben Li - 2023 - Cultura 20 (1):81-94.
    Focusing on the ideological connotations and artistic techniques of the graphic novel The Wandering Earth, this paper discusses its adaptation from the literary work, and reveals its thoughts on the ecological problems and the sustainable development in the Anthropocene. Images in this graphic novel do not simply reproduce the externally visible objects, but let the invisible be seen by presenting a certain way for the viewer to observe the earth. This novel organically combines science fiction and the art of graphic (...)
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    A Call for Sustainable Actions: The Voice of Little Things in Tom McCarthy Micro-story “Mermaid Figurine”.Asun López-Varela Azcárate - 2023 - Cultura 20 (1):43-54.
    This paper reveals the importance of stories associated to specific objects. The study argues that storytelling can infuse life and meaning into insignificant things. From a semiotic point of view, material objects become signs linked to particular people, experiences, desires, values, thus creating strong emotional bonds with the landscapes part of human daily routines. Beyond fetishism or consumerism, these significant objects could serve the purpose of eco-critical awareness. Through the lenses of a micro-narrative by British novelist Tom McCarthy, attached to (...)
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    Introduction to Narratives of Sustainability in the Anthropocene. Interdisciplinary Dimensions.Asun López-Varela Azcárate - 2023 - Cultura 20 (1):7-13.
    This paper reveals the importance of stories associated to specific objects. The study argues that storytelling can infuse life and meaning into insignificant things. From a semiotic point of view, material objects become signs linked to particular people, experiences, desires, values, thus creating strong emotional bonds with the landscapes part of human daily routines. Beyond fetishism or consumerism, these significant objects could serve the purpose of eco-critical awareness. Through the lenses of a micro-narrative by British novelist Tom McCarthy, attached to (...)
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    Collective memory of the Korean independence fighter Beom-do Hong in Soviet Korean Literature.Soon-Ok Myong - 2023 - Cultura 20 (1):137-148.
    The study reveals the political and ideological journey of Beom-do Hong, a Korean independence fighter and general as reflected in the historical novel of Soviet Korean writer Kim Se-il. Due to to the lack of historical records on Beom-do Hong, stories on his deeds before and after the Japan's annexation of Korea remained at the level of legends. In Korean society, his figure is seen within opposing positions and discourses; to some he is a national hero; to others a communist (...)
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    Propositions for Sustainable Futures in Durgabai Vyam and Subhash Vyam’s Bhimayana.Rina Ramdev - 2023 - Cultura 20 (1):67-80.
    While critically examining the techno-scientific thrust that props the discourse of sustainability, this paper argues for the inclusion of the humanities and the imaginative counterworlds and complex ontological perspectives that literature offers. As Donna Haraway proposes, “we need stories (and theories) that are just big enough to gather up the complexities and keep the edges open and greedy for surprising new and old connections” (2015: 160). The Indian graphic novel Bhimayana and the artisanal aesthetic of the tribal artists is read (...)
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    Environmentality, Sustainability, and Chinese Storytelling.Weijie Song - 2023 - Cultura 20 (1):55-66.
    Environmentality teases out the multilayered human-environment contacts and connections in terms of human agency and governmentality, ecological objects and their (in)dependence, power/knowledge and environmental (in)justice. “Sustainable Development Goals” recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our environment. This paper outlines the scopes, scales, and methods of Chinese storytelling and multimedia exhibitions on deforestation and afforestation, (...)
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    The Upcycling and Reappropriation – On Art-Specific Circular Economy in the Age of Climate Change.Janez Strehovec - 2023 - Cultura 20 (1):27-41.
    Whereas mainstream theories of environmental art and sustainable development consider art as a domain suitable for the application of environmentally friendly procedures, such as the circular economy, trash management and digitization, this research article focuses on the internal development of the autopoetic and self-referential art machine, which generates an art-specific sustainability. The circular environmental economy coexists with the circular art economy, which implies changes in the aesthetics and poetics of the artwork; it deploys upcycling to use art trash in creating (...)
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    A Case Study of the Sustainability Narratives in the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.Huiyong Wu - 2023 - Cultura 20 (1):189-201.
    The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics faced many difficulties in the field of sustainable development. These included the reduced attractiveness of the Olympic Games as well as a certain prejudice and misunderstanding that China faces, coming mainly from western society. Encouraged by the Olympic slogan "Together to the Future", Beijing developed new technologies and explored new ideas in order to better integrate sports, economy and culture, and promote the sustainable development of the games. Taking the Winter Olympics as an opportunity, Beijing (...)
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    Promoting Sustainable Development in Education: Narratives, Challenges and Reflections on Educational Equity in China from a Media Perspective.Shi Yan - 2023 - Cultura 20 (1):203-215.
    Sustainable development in education is one of the goals promoted by United Nations in relation to human development. It is also a great challenge for most countries, including China. Achieving educational equity is one of the keys to the success of the sustainable development in education. Faced with the complex challenges of regional, urban-rural and inter-school disparities in education, China's central and local governments have been working in order to promote sustainable development in education and improve educational equity. A variety (...)
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    Narratives of the Virocene: a visual ethnography with basis on the film Contagion.Weiwei Ye & Maximiliano E. Korstanje - 2023 - Cultura 20 (1):149-161.
    Over the recent years, some authors have questioned the hegemony of mankind (Anthropocene) over nature. The recent virus outbreak known as COVID19 starts a new period known as “violence” where humans are forced to recede to the private sphere. The COVID19 pandemic not only alerted the health authorities but also disposed of extreme measures which included the close of borders, airspaces, as well as the imposition of lockdown and social distancing. Not only global commerce but also the tourism industry was (...)
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