Confronting Master Narratives: History As Vision in Miyazaki Hayao's Cinema of De-assurance

  title={Confronting Master Narratives: History As Vision in Miyazaki Hayao's Cinema of De-assurance},
  author={Susan Jolliffe Napier},
  journal={positions: east asia cultures critique},
  pages={467 - 493}
  • S. Napier
  • Published 1 May 2001
  • Art
  • positions: east asia cultures critique
There is something . . . timeless about the concept of global culture.Widely diffused in space, a global culture is cut off from any past. As the perennial pursuit of an elusive present or an imagined future it has no history. A global culture is here and now and everywhere, and for its purposes the past only serves to offer some decontexualized example or element for its cosmopolitan patchwork.—Anthony D. Smith, “Towards a Global Culture?” 

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