Edited by Elizabeth Hallam, Brian Street
Published June 15th 2000 by Routledge – 320 pages
Cultural Encounters examines how 'otherness' has been constituted, communicated and transformed in cultural representation. Covering a diverse range of media including film, TV, advertisements, video, photographs, painting, novels, poetry, newspapers and material objects, the contributors, who include Ludmilla Jordanova and Ivan Karp, explore the cultural politics of Europe's encounters with Brazil, India, Israel, Australia and Africa, examining the ways in which visual and textual art forms operate in their treatment of cultural difference.
Elizabeth Hallam is Director of Cultural History at the University of Aberdeen. Brian Street is Professor in the School of Education at King's College, London