Cultural Sedimentations - Ethnography on the Materiality and Historicity of Aesthetic Practices

Edited Volume
(Special issue of a journal)


Publication Details

Editor(s): Engel J, Beach D, Jörissen B
Publisher: Routledge
Publishing place: Abingdon-on-Thames
Publication year: 2019
Title of series: Ethnography and Education
ISSN: 1745-7823
Language: English


Abstract











The importance of materiality in learning and education processes has been emphasized in numerous
empirical studies and theoretical argumentation figures, dating from both before and after the
material turn. Therefore, it is evident to take the dimensions of material characteristics, structures and
properties, cultural historical inscriptions as well as modern design processes, and spatial
arrangements (e.g. architectures and environments) into account. As most objects and material
surroundings of our everyday life have been conceived for a special use, we have to deal with their
pre-designed structures and their historical dimensions. Even if we alienate them from their original
purpose, the cultural sedimentations leave (in-)visible traces in our (aesthetic) practices as well as our
practices deposit new sediments. But of course, materialities of education need to be discussed in the
context of global(ising) capitalism, education justice and equity through ethnographies of education
experiences. Therefore, (meta-)ethnographies on race, space and class history will take place in our
discussions.


Against this background, we focus on the historicity of materiality and relational practices and how
both may influence, produce and generate each other. In this context we question how the historicity
of materiality articulates itself in relational practices and how people experience the historicity
inscribed into the material form for instance of images, poems, performances and buildings. By asking
questions like these we strive to open up two mainly theoretical (Section 1), two methodological
(Section 2) and five mainly empirical approaches (Section 3) towards aesthetic practices as relational
education processes (see Table of Contents). The ethnographies are situated in arts and museum
education, school, post-digital and youth culture, studies of design and new maker culture.





FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Engel, Juliane Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Pädagogik mit dem Schwerpunkt Kultur und ästhetische Bildung
Jörissen, Benjamin Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Pädagogik mit dem Schwerpunkt Kultur und ästhetische Bildung


External institutions with authors

University of Gothenburg / Göteborgs universitet


Research Fields

International and UNESCO-related research on aesthetic, arts, and cultural education
Lehrstuhl für Pädagogik mit dem Schwerpunkt Kultur und ästhetische Bildung


How to cite

APA:
Engel, J., Beach, D., & Jörissen, B. (Eds.) (2019). Cultural Sedimentations - Ethnography on the Materiality and Historicity of Aesthetic Practices. Abingdon-on-Thames: Routledge.

MLA:
Engel, Juliane, Dennis Beach, and Benjamin Jörissen, eds. Cultural Sedimentations - Ethnography on the Materiality and Historicity of Aesthetic Practices. Abingdon-on-Thames: Routledge, 2019.

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