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The Unifying Aspects of Cultures

SECTION:

Frontier Metamorphoses: Americanization and Otherness

Chair of the section/Suggestions, Abstracts, Papers to:
Email: Albena Bakratcheva (Sofia)
Section language: English

ABSTRACT: "The line of most rapid and effective Americanization", as Frederick Jackson Turner defined the frontier in 1893, will be discussed here in its recent transformations that mostly shed its physical dimensions towards the realm of constant metaphorical/cultural transitions. Issues like borders/borderlands, map knowledge/place-sense, unnatural/natural boundaries, "machine/garden" contradictions, space/time frontiers, trans/crossing cultures, place-relations/self-identifications, otherness (non)recognized, as well as others, concerning present literary/intellectual preoccupations resulting from extreme globalization awareness, are mostly welcome.

THE UNIFYING ASPECTS OF CULTURES