Article | The ESF-LiU Conference Cities and Media: Cultural Perspectives on Urban Identities in a Mediatized World Vadstena; Sweden; 25-29 October; 2006 | Virtual Bodies; Imagined Landscapes: Marginal Corporealities and the Ethical Space

Title:
Virtual Bodies; Imagined Landscapes: Marginal Corporealities and the Ethical Space
Author:
Fiorenzo Iuliano: Department of American and Cultural Studies, Università degli Studi di Napoli “L’Orientale”, Italy
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Year:
2006
Conference:
The ESF-LiU Conference Cities and Media: Cultural Perspectives on Urban Identities in a Mediatized World Vadstena; Sweden; 25-29 October; 2006
Issue:
020
Article no.:
012
Pages:
127–133
No. of pages:
7
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2007-03-06
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


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This paper aims at highlighting some aspects of postmodern reflection about the formation and representation of identity in the urban scenery. Starting from some of the by now canonical issues raised by Jean Baudrillard; such as simulacra; symbolical exchange; iperreality; I mean to relate the dynamics of the “hyperreal” city; as realized by media and the information system; to the pivotal question of the construction and deconstruction of subjecthood; with particular reference to gender and sexual identity. Two different landscapes (the periphery of Nebraska; and the metropolitan reality of Bombay) will be analysed through the layered and decentered perspective provided by two movies (Boys Don’t Cry and A Mermaid Called Aida) revolving around the interaction between the urban scenery and the construction of the marginal transsexual identity.

The ESF-LiU Conference Cities and Media: Cultural Perspectives on Urban Identities in a Mediatized World Vadstena; Sweden; 25-29 October; 2006

Author:
Fiorenzo Iuliano
Title:
Virtual Bodies; Imagined Landscapes: Marginal Corporealities and the Ethical Space
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The ESF-LiU Conference Cities and Media: Cultural Perspectives on Urban Identities in a Mediatized World Vadstena; Sweden; 25-29 October; 2006

Author:
Fiorenzo Iuliano
Title:
Virtual Bodies; Imagined Landscapes: Marginal Corporealities and the Ethical Space
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