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  • Black Arts Movementby James Smethurst

    The University of North Carolina Press 2005; US$ 30.00

    Emerging from a matrix of Old Left, black nationalist, and bohemian ideologies and institutions, African American artists and intellectuals in the 1960s coalesced to form the Black Arts Movement, the cultural wing of the Black Power Movement. In this comprehensive analysis, James Smethurst examines the formation of the Black Arts Movement and demonstrates... more...

  • Reality Hungerby David Shields

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00

    With this landmark book, David Shields fast-forwards the discussion of the central artistic issues of our time. Who owns ideas? How clear is the distinction between fiction and nonfiction? Has the velocity of digital culture rendered traditional modes obsolete? Exploring these and related questions, Shields orchestrates a chorus of voices, past... more...

  • Anarchy and Artby Allan Antliff

    Arsenal Pulp Press 2007; US$ 23.95

    A fascinating study of anarchist artists confronting pivotal historical moments over the past 140 years. more...

  • Celebrate People's History!by Josh MacPhee; Rebecca Solnit

    The Feminist Press at CUNY 2010; US$ 24.95

    A graphic history of dissent and activism around the world. more...

  • Art and Warby Laura Brandon

    I.B.Tauris 2006; US$ 28.00

    This is a truly encyclopedic survey of artists? responses - both official and personal - to the horrors of war. _x000D_ 'Art and War' reveals the sheer diversity of artists? portrayals of this most devastating aspect of the human condition - from the ?heroic? paintings of Benjamin West and John Singer Sargent to brutal and iconic works by artists... more...

  • Neoliberalism and Global Cinemaby Jyotsna Kapur; Keith B. Wagner

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 44.95

    In this edited volume, an international ensemble of scholars looks at how the world?s various cinemas, including Asia, Africa, Latin America, Europe, and the U.S., have variously performed, contested, and reinforced the worldwide transition to neoliberalism. Grounded in Marxist theory, the volume considers how the contradictions of capital, both as... more...

  • Globalization and Contemporary Artby Jonathan Harris

    Wiley 2011; US$ 124.95

    In a series of newly commissioned essays by both established and emerging scholars, Globalization and Contemporary Art probes the effects of internationalist culture and politics on art across a variety of media. Globalization and Contemporary Art is the first anthology to consider the role and impact of art and artist in an increasingly... more...

  • Surveillance Means Securityby Micah Ian Wright; J.R. Norton

    Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 21.95

    Subversive and incendiary, this full-color poster book reworks classic war propaganda to comment on corporate corruption, domestic spying, election fraud, gay marriage, blind patriotism, the "War on Terror," and surveillance in America today. With laughs and jeers, Wright’s distinctive artwork and astute political commentary offers timely and... more...

  • Arts for Changeby Beverly Naidus

    New Village Press 2009; US$ 17.95

    Activist arts educators reveal best methods for engaging students and community in critical social issues more...

  • Vision and Communismby Robert Bird; Christopher P. Heuer; Tumelo Mosaka; Stephanie Smith; Matthew Jesse Jackson

    New Press, The 2011; US$ 24.95

    In the last thirty years of the Soviet Communist project, Viktor Koretsky?s art struggled to solve an enduring riddle: how to ensure or restore Communism?s moral health through the production of a distinctively Communist vision. In this sense Koretsky?s art demonstrates what an ?avant-garde late Communist art? would have looked like if we had ever... more...