ed. by Christoph F. E. Holzhey

Cultural Inquiry, 1
Vienna: Turia + Kant, 2010

Tension appears in many contexts and carries diverse meanings. It tends to be viewed as something to be avoided and reduced in politics; to be explained, worked through, and resolved in therapy or science; to be endured and sustained in modern art; or to be sought after and enjoyed in popular culture. This volume brings together contributions from several academic and artistic fields in order to question the self-evidence of the deceptively simple term ‘tension’ and explore the possibility of productive transfers among different forms und understandings of tension. Refusing the temptation of a stabilizing synthesis, it establishes a dense web of approaches, providing a new critical paradigm for further inquiry.

ISBN 978-3-85132-616-1 | Paperback | 32 EUR
294 pp. | 24 cm x 16 cm

Cultural Inquiry, 1
ISSN (Print): 2627-728X
ISSN (Online): 2627-731X

DOI: https://doi.org/10.25620/ci-01