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  • Animalby Erica Fudge

    Reaktion Books 2004; US$ 19.95

    From the pet that we live with and care for, to news items such as animal cloning, and the use of various creatures in film, television and advertising, animals are a constant presence in our lives.Animal is a timely overview of the many ways in which we live with animals, and assesses many of the paradoxes of our relationships with them: for example,... more...

  • Art and Theory After Socialismby Mel Jordan

    Intellect Books Ltd 2008; US$ 32.00

    Contemporary visual culture, art, theory and criticism shifted after the end of the Cold War, so that cultural production in both the East and the West underwent radical new challenges. Art and Theory After Socialism considers the new critical insights that are produced in the collisions of art theory from the ex-East and ex-West. The collected essays... more...

  • Anarchy and Artby Allan Antliff

    Arsenal Pulp Press 2007; US$ 23.99

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

  • Art and Warby Laura Brandon

    I.B.Tauris 2012; US$ 14.95

    This is a truly encyclopedic survey of artists? responses - both official and personal - to the horrors of war. '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 from Goya... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 50.95

    In cinema studies today, rarely do we find a direct investigation into the culture of capitalism and how it has been refracted and fabricated in global cinema production under neoliberalism. However, the current economic crisis and the subsequent Wall Street bailout in 2008 have brought about a worldwide skepticism regarding the last four decades of... more...

  • Globalization and Contemporary Artby Jonathan Harris

    Wiley 2011; US$ 57.95

    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 clever... more...

  • Sutton Impactby Ward Sutton

    Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 18.95

    A full-color trouncing of the Bush Dynasty from cult-favorite Village Voice cartoonist Ward Sutton, Sutton Impact brings together for the first time the artist?s hilarious, irreverent social commentary and his vivid poster art. More than two hundred pieces document the flights and folly of an era, from politics to popular music, excoriating the USA... more...

  • Arts for Changeby Beverly Naidus

    New Village Press 2009; US$ 17.99

    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

    The New Press 2011; US$ 24.99

    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...