Hopscotch modernism: on everyday life and the blurring of art and social science

Highmore, Ben (2006) Hopscotch modernism: on everyday life and the blurring of art and social science. Modernist Cultures, 2 (1). pp. 70-79. ISSN 2041-1022

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Abstract

From a remarkably innovative point of departure, Ben Highmore (University of Sussex) suggests that modernist literature and art were not the only cultural practices concerned with reclaiming the everyday and imbuing it with significance. At the same time, Roger Caillois was studying the spontaneous interactions involved in games such as hopscotch, while other small scale institutions such as the Pioneer Health Centre in Peckham, London attempted to reconcile systematic study and knowledge with the non-systematic exchanges in games and play. Highmore suggests that such experiments comprise a less-often recognised `modernist heritage¿, and argues powerfully for their importance within early-twentieth century anthropology and the newly-emerged field of cultural studies.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Modernism and the Everyday special issue
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Media and Film
Depositing User: Ben Highmore
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:35
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2012 15:00
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/26816
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