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Pub Day | On The Gaze


On the Gaze: Dubai and Its New Cosmopolitanisms – a Speaker’s Corner Book

Wheat Ridge, CO, July 18, 2023Fulcrum Publishing is excited to announce the release of On the Gaze: Dubai and Its New Cosmopolitanisms, a compelling book that delves into the intricate dynamics of cultural perspectives and the transformative potential of public spaces. Authored by Adrianne Kalfopoulou, a visionary essayist and poet, this thought-provoking work offers readers an immersive journey through the vibrant city of Dubai and its cosmopolitan ethos, highlighting how the city has become central to our understanding of global culture.

In On the Gaze, Kalfopoulou showcases her deep understanding of cultural dynamics, shedding light on the intersections of identity, public discourse, and the role of visual perception in shaping our conception of the world. By focusing on the rich history of Dubai, a space where diverse voices converge, the author unravels the complexities of cultural exchange and the power of dialogue in a cosmopolitan society. Kalfopoulou invites readers to explore the multifaceted dimensions of Dubai’s cultural landscape, showing how our understanding of this place and the concept of cosmopolitanism provide a universal understanding of our times.

Neni Panourgia, author of Dangerous Citizens: The Greek Left and the Terror of the State, says: “Adrianne Kalfopoulou has created a conceptual and reflective astrolabe of Dubai that could well become the new intellectual way of entering its space. Her narrative slides effortlessly on the chronological map crossing the gaze of time with the tactility of experience—hers and those of many others who have found themselves in this place of futurity in the hopes of escaping the vicissitudes of their individual presents.”

On the Gaze: Dubai and Its New Cosmopolitanisms invites readers to question their own assumptions and biases, fostering a greater appreciation for the importance of inclusive public spaces as catalysts for societal progress. With its evocative prose and profound insights, On the Gaze captivates readers from all walks of life, including scholars, cultural enthusiasts, and anyone curious about the dynamics of cultural exchange. The book is part of Fulcrum Publishing’s Speaker’s Corner Book series, a series dedicated to introducing the public to significant cultural, policy, environmental, and historical topics through short, provocative essays, sharing the voices of contributors who have something important to share with the world.

On the Gaze: Dubai and Its New Cosmopolitanisms is now available for purchase anywhere books are sold.

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Note to Media:Adrianne Kalfopoulou is available for events, interviews, or guest writing.

To arrange an interview or event, contact Kateri Kramer, Fulcrum Publishing Marketing Director.

Phone: 303-928-8216


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