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  • 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...

  • Grow the Arts, Reap the Harvestby Michael John Richards

    eContent Management Pty Ltd 2006; US$ 45.00

    The arts constitute a garden in which we commune with the life force and grow physically, intellectually, emotionally and spiritually, and without which we cannot live. We have a responsibility to tend this garden, and to nourish its enduring cycles of evolution and growth. This ground-breaking and vital book shows us how. It is the result of sustained... more...

  • Private Picturesby Janina Struk

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 25.00

    Snapshots taken by American soldiers of Iraqi prisoners stripped naked, humiliated and tortured, shocked the worldin 2004. But, as Private Pictures reveals, far from this beinga phenomenon of the digital and Internet age, soldiers havebeen taking photographs of war for more than 100 years._x000D_ _x000D_ Janina Struk has traced thousands of soldiers?... more...

  • Whose Culture?by James Cuno

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 18.95

    The international controversy over who "owns" antiquities has pitted museums against archaeologists and source countries where ancient artifacts are found. In his book Who Owns Antiquity? , James Cuno argued that antiquities are the cultural property of humankind, not of the countries that lay exclusive claim to them. Now in Whose Culture? , Cuno... more...

  • Cultural Production and Change in Kenyaby Kimani Njogu; G. Oluoch-Olunya

    Twaweza Communications 2007; US$ 33.95

    Art, Culture and Society Vol 1 is the first in a series of books to be published by Twaweza Communications on the relationship between art and society, with special reference to Kenya. It is part of a cultural leadership initiative being undertaken by the organization through a reexamination of the arts as they are produced and studied. This volume... more...

  • Shoot an Iraqiby Wafaa Bilal; Kari Lydersen

    City Lights Publishers 2013; US$ 16.95

    Award-winning Iraqi artist's life story and reflections on his highly provocative interactive art piece. more...

  • The Paradox of Authenticity in a Globalized Worldby Russell Cobb

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Authenticity in our globalized world is a paradox. This collection examines how authenticity relates to cultural products, looking closely at how a particular "ethnic" food, or genre of popular music, or indigenous religious belief attains its aura of originality, when all traditional cultural products are invented in a certain time and place. more...

  • Brave New Avant Gardeby Marc James Leger

    John Hunt Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99

    Brave New Avant Garde is a collection of essays that ask the questions: what is an adequate model of contemporary avant garde practice and what are its theoretical premises? With this it asks the related question, echoing Alain Badiou: must the avant garde hypothesis be abandoned? Brave New Avant Garde stands in opposition to postmodern... more...