Cultural Formation (cultural + formation)

Distribution by Scientific Domains

Selected Abstracts

Between Colonialism and Diaspora: Sikh Cultural Formation in an Imperial World , By Tony Ballantyne

THE HISTORIAN, Issue 4 2009
Anne Hardgrove
No abstract is available for this article. [source]

Forensic psychiatric nursing: a literature review and thematic analysis of role tensions

T. Mason phd bsc (hons) rmn pnmh rgn
This literature review was undertaken to explore the emergent issues relating to the difficulties encountered in forensic psychiatric nursing. The rationale for the study revolved around the paucity of research undertaken to identify the constituent parts of this professional practice. The aims included both a thematic analysis of the literature and the construction of a theoretical framework to guide further research. The method was a snowballing collection of literature and a computerized database search. The results were the identification of a series of major issues, which were broadly categorized as negative and positive views, security vs. therapy, management of violence, therapeutic efficacy, training and cultural formation. From this the six binary oppositions, or domains of practice, emerged as a theoretical framework to develop further research. These were medical vs. lay knowledge, transference vs. counter-transference, win vs. lose, success vs. failure, use vs. abuse, and confidence vs. fear. Further research is currently underway. [source]

The Making of American Working-Class Literature

Janet Zandy
This essay traces a line of American literary history that emerges from the lives of workers. Starting with early ballads and songs from indentured servants and enslaved blacks and concluding with contemporary multicultural writing, it documents a process of cultural formation that is embedded in class relationships and struggles. Events in labor history and conditions of unsafe work become the subjects for cultural expression as poems, songs, stories, and novels at the time of the event and as reclaimed cultural/labor antecedents by future generations. The writing shows a reciprocal worker visibility across time and across race, gender, and ethnic differences. The continuous thread is struggle , for physical and material sustainability , and for the right of human expression. Drawing on the chronology of working-class writing from the anthology, American Working-Class Literature (co-edited with Nicholas Coles, Oxford University Press), the author shows how American working-class literature is at once a literary line, a body of work, and a labor line, the work of bodies. [source]

History and culture in a provincial centre: a universal chronicle from Renaissance Rimini

Daniel Bornstein
The Cronaca universale of Gaspare Broglio is well known to local historians, who have long used it as a precious source of information about the Malatesta of Rimini and their political adventures. This essay reads it instead for clues to the cultural formation and intellectual interests of its author. In what he read and what he chose to include in his chronicle, this Sienese-born chronicler in the service of a lord of the Romagna displayed an eclectic interest in both classical and chivalric subjects, interests that he shared with his Malatesta masters and the Po valley nobility to which they belonged. Broglio's cultural formation and tastes were broadly characteristic of a class, not narrowly typical of a locale. Like others of his class, Broglio circulated widely in the service of a variety of masters. This circulation loosened any attachment he, and others of his class, might have had to a particular place, while fostering a sense of belonging to a supra-local cadre of people of similar background, experience, duties, and skills. Thus, his training and outlook may fairly be taken as typical of an entire group of people: that cadre of moderately well-educated members of the lesser nobility who served the princes of Italy in military, diplomatic, and administrative capacities and whose most distinguished representative, born right about the time Broglio left off writing his chronicle, was Baldassare Castiglione. [source]