Text Practice Performance Author:editors, Victoria Lindel, Galeet Dardashti and Ken Rubin "The articles in this journal encompass the breath of Cultural Studies, as defined by Richard Flores, director of our Americo Paredes Center for Cultural Studies. 'Its unique approach considers how culture is constructed and expressed, that is, how we actually produce and project cultural forms through verbal, visual, musical, kinesthetic, mate... more »rial, performance and performative means' (2000). Early in his career, Raymond Williams, a pivotal scholar for Cultural Studies, challenged static notions of culture, defining it as 'a general reaction to a general and major change in the condition of our common life' (1958: 295). This emphasis on social and political change is reflected in our journal."
"Brulotte highlights the complexities that come into play when Oaxacan material crafts are imagined through nostalgic high-tech cyber marketing, while Sharp illustrates the consumption and performative evolution of the Argentine Tango in the Austin, Texas World Music scene [and] Frank discusses the ways in which the meaning and experience of qi, a Chinese conception of 'vital energy,'shifts once transported to the Unites States . . .« less