Kulturna povijest kapitalizma: Britanija, Amerika, Hrvatska

Opis projekta
Our claim is that a detailed analysis of what constitutes a cultural history of capitalism is indispensable for a grasp of recent Croatian cultural and political history, and of the current positioning of Croatia in Europe and the world. We start from the observation that the scholarly discourses in Croatia have so far not sufficiently acknowledged the cultural complexity of the economic sphere, especially the seminal significance of histories of Britain and America in that regard. Our methodological point of departure is therefore the assertion that the economic sphere can be understood only in reference to the entirety of culture. We intend to explore the complexity of this totality as refracted through cultural histories of Britain and America, as a horizon necessary for understanding Croatian cultural history. Our intent is to investigate complex interrelations of the sophisticated Victorian variant of capitalism and its American mutations, in the 19th and the 20th centuries. This applies primarily to Cold-War America, when capitalism contrasted to socialism becomes a totalizing formula to regulate various economic and political structures, but also the sphere of culture where public vs private is defined. Thus caught in relation to socialism, capitalism is definitive to life in the former Yugoslavia as well; this then sediments into a difficult genealogy which burdens capitalism when, after the fall of the Berlin Wall, it enters formerly socialist countries, now as a platform for understanding and regulating postsocialism. Our approach is anchored in the assumption that research based only in economy or political theory fails to shed light on the logic of capitalism. This defines our methodology: we maintain that a truly functional analysis of the impact of capitalism demands a confluence of literary history, film studies, psychoanalysis, philosophy, cultural theory and, especially, the knowledge specific to English and American Studies.


Šifra projekta


HRZZ - Hrvatska zaklada za znanost

Detalji financiranja
 IP - Istraživački projekti

Ukupan iznos financiranja projekta
594.480,00 HRK

Trajanje projekta
2014-07-01 - 2018-06-30

Ustanova - uloga
Filozofski fakultet, Zagreb - (594.480,00 HRK)

Osoba - Ustanova - uloga [pocetak - zavrsetak]
Tatjana Jukić-Gregurić (MBZ: 212016, CROSBI: 15835) - nema - Voditelj projekta [2014-07-01 - 2018-06-30]