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Arcade - A digital salon publishing a broad range of the most exciting research in the humanities, from the accessible to the esoteric, across languages, historical periods, and generations.
Artefacts Canada: Humanities - A database
of approximately 2.5 million object records and images, where available, based on the collections information provided by contributing museums and
galleries. Have a look and you will find treasures from disciplines such as archaeology, decorative arts, fine arts, ethnology, and history.
Bioneers - A forum and social hub for education about solutions presented
through the Bioneers Conference and its programs. Social and scientific innovators focus
on breakthrough solutions inspired by nature and human ingenuity.
Browne Popular Culture Library - Founded in 1969 and dedicated to the acquisition
and preservation of research materials on American popular culture (post 1876), is the most comprehensive repository of its kind in the United States.
Major subject strengths of the Library include the following: popular fiction in the romance, mystery-detective, science fiction-fantasy
and western genres; the performing arts and the entertainment industry; graphic arts, film and mass communications; popular religion, the occult
and the supernatural; sports, recreation and leisure; hobbies, games and amusements; foodways and cookery; etiquette and advice; comedy and humor.
Center for Cultural Policy Research (University of Glasgow) -
Events listings with details of workshops, seminars and conferences, a research resources page with a link to our bibliographical database and cultural
policy topic guides, and a comprehensive selection of cultural policy and related links.
CTHEORY - International journal of theory, technology and culture.
Cultural Policy & the Arts National Data Archive (CPANDA) - An interactive digital
archive of data on the arts and cultural policy in the U.S., available for research and statistical analysis, with data on artists, arts and cultural
organizations, audiences, and funding for arts and culture.
Cyberspace, Hypertext, and Critical Theory - Cyberspace primarily deals with the
virtual interactions that are possible by using networked computers. Critical Theory analysizes how these interactions effect communication,
discourse, and the development of ideas. Brown University has developed several sites related to these issues.
D-PLACE - Contains cultural, linguistic, environmental and geographic information for over 1400 human ‘societies'. A ‘society' in D-PLACE represents a group of people in a particular locality, who often share a language and cultural identity. All cultural descriptions are tagged with the date to which they refer and with the ethnographic sources that provided the descriptions. The majority of the cultural descriptions in D-PLACE are based on ethnographic work carried out in the 19th and early-20th centuries (pre-1950). In linking societies to a geographic location (using a reported latitude and longitude) and language, D-PLACE allows interested users to simultaneously consider how cultural practices relate to linguistic ancestry, practices of neighbouring cultures, and the environment. D-PLACE makes visualizing these relationships easy, with search results available as a table, on a map, or on a linguistic tree.
Dance and Technology Zone: Critical Theory - Links to a
wide range of online electronic books, papers, journals, monographs and essays which relate to issues and debates surrounding the use of new media
and information technologies in the creation and performance of dance, dance theater and related live performance work.
Edge - Digital zine of intellectual, philosophical, artistic, and literary
Illuminations: The Critical Theory Website - Resource
for those interested in the Critical Theory project. Firmly based in Frankfurt School thought, this site maintains a collection
of articles, excerpts, and chapters from many contemporary writers of and about Critical Theory. Includes pages devoted to Adorno, Agger,
Benjamin, Best, Bronner, Fromm, Habermas, Hegel, Horkheimer, Kellner, Marcuse, Marx.
Primitivism - Primitivism is the pursuit of ways of life running counter to the development
of technology, its alienating antecedents, and the ensemble of changes wrought by both. This site is an exploration into primitivist theory, as well
as various works that contribute to an understanding of the tendency.
Roland Barthes (Wikipedia) - Roland Barthes (November
12, 1915 - March 25, 1980) was a French literary critic, literary and social theorist, philosopher, and semiotician. Barthes's work extended over
many fields and he influenced the development of schools of theory including structuralism, semiology, existentialism, Marxism and post-structuralism.
Also see Elements of Semiology, the first half
of the book from Marxists.org.
Society of the Spectacle, The - Full text of Guy Debord'sThe Society of the Spectacle, one of the great theoretical works
on modern-day capital, cultural imperialism, and the role of mediation in social relationships.
Surrealist Movement in the United States - Surrealist publications and discussion of
the Surrealist Movement in the United States, with particular emphasis on the Chicago Surrealist Group and its many participants
scattered from coast to coast.
Voice of the Shuttle: Cultural Studies - On this page, links to cultural criticism/theory and selective resources in sociology, media studies, postcolonial studies, economics, literature, and other fields chosen to represent alignments that signify 'culture' in contemporary humanities.
Webster's World of Cultural Action -Presents cultural
activities which people are undertaking to realize the goals of cultural democracy and promote participation in cultural life.
Webster's World of Cultural Issues - Provides an arena for discussion of crucial
issues in the cultural field and a "navigation center" to other virtual meeting-places on the Internet.
Webster's World of Cultural Policy - Comprises a growing array of linked pages
which introduce the core concepts of cultural policy and cultural democracy, offering deeper background in a variety of special-focus areas of policy.
Webster's Guide to the Cultural Landscape - Information about the wide-ranging
fields engaged in various aspects of cultural development and policymaking. Links here will lead you to particular institutions, projects, organizers,
agencies, artists, and scholars, both within Webster's World and elsewhere on the Internet.
KWSnet is an Internet subject directory providing special attention to U.S. national and international news, the arts, computing, culture, environment, law, literature, media, politics, science
and technology. Based in San Francisco, California, KWSnet contains over 125,000 annotated links to resources worldwide. Use Search KWSnet, located at the top of each page, to search within this site. Use Ctrl-F (Windows) or ⌘-F (Mac) to search
within individual pages.
KWSnet's Twitter Account provides over 20 curated lists/groupings of Twitter accounts -- from Architecture to Travel -- to assist you in your social networking experience.
KWSnet's Zotero Library provides news articles, primary and secondary sources, and bibliographic information for your research. More information on Zotero, a powerful, easy-to-use research tool, can be found at its site. Also recommended, subscribe to RSS content for the latest updates.
KWSnet is completely non-commercial. It has no commercial objective or emphasis. Instead, it is intended for educational purposes, research, and
personal use. It is updated regularly.
KWSnet is IPv6 enabled, HTTPS deployed, and fully HTML5 compliant.
KWSnet may be contacted via email with any comments, suggestions or link submissions. KWSnet is designed and maintained, in its entirety, by Kirk W. Smith.