HypercultureCulture and Globalisation
Culture and Globalisation
Translated by Daniel Steuer

In the wake of globalization, cultural forms of expression have become increasingly detached from their places of origin, circulating in a hyper-domain of culture where there is no real difference anymore between indigenous and foreign, near and far, the familiar and the exotic.  Hyperculture is a state of the deep intertwining of cultures in which once formerly separate cultural spheres now overlap and interpenetrate.  It is a profoundly rhizomatic culture of intense hybridization, fusion and co-appropriation. Today we have all become tourists, even in our ‘own’ culture, to which we do not even belong anymore.

Examining the distinctive characteristics of our contemporary hyperculture and its costs, Han demonstrates why we need to renounce our status as perpetual sightseers in the realm of ‘cul-tour’ and devise a new way of orienting ourselves in the world.

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  • March 2022
  • 106 pages
  • 138 x 216 mm / 5 x 9 in
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Table of Contents
Tourist in a Hawaiian Shirt

Culture as Home

Hypertext and Hyperculture

The Eros of Interconnectedness

Fusion Food

Hybrid Culture

The Hyphenization of Culture

The Age of Comparison

The De-Auratization of Culture

Pilgrims and Tourists

Windows and Monads


Hypercultural Identity

Interculturality, Multiculturality, and Transculturality


On Lasting Peace

Culture of Friendliness


The Wanderer


About the Author
Byung-Chul Han is the author of more than 20 books including The Burnout SocietySaving Beauty and The Scent of Time.
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