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Beyond the nation? Reflections on design history

Yagou, Artemis;


The concepts of the nation and national identity are analytical categories extensively used in design history. This paper highlights the complex and elusive nature of these concepts and suggests that their re-evaluation would be fruitful for the development of the design history discipline. In this respect, the idea of cosmopolitanism is proposed as as a key idea to be explored by design historians.


Palavras-chave: design, nation, national identity, globalization, cosmopolitanism,


DOI: 10.5151/despro-icdhs2014-0059

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Yagou, Artemis; "Beyond the nation? Reflections on design history", p. 421-426 . In: Tradition, Transition, Tragectories: major or minor influences? [=ICDHS 2014 - 9th Conference of the International Committee for Design History and Design Studies]. São Paulo: Blucher, 2014.
ISSN 2318-6968, DOI 10.5151/despro-icdhs2014-0059

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