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  • Fair Play: Art, Performance and Neoliberalismby Jen Harvie

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 29.00

    This book asks what is the quality of participation in contemporary art and performance? Has it been damaged by cultural policies which have 'entrepreneurialized' artists, cut arts funding and cultivated corporate philanthropy? Has it been fortified by crowdfunding, pop-ups and craftsmanship? And how can it help us to understand social welfare? more...

  • Arts of Independenceby Alexander Moffat; Alan Riach

    Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 11.65

    There is only one argument for Scottish independence: the cultural argument. It was there long before North Sea oil had been discovered, and it will be here long after the oil has run out. How have perceptions of Scottish culture been shaped by its role within Britain? What would be different about culture in an Independent Scotland? Why is culture... 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...

  • The History of Loot and Stolen Artby Ivan Lindsay

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 47.99

    The author of this enthralling book aims to present a well-illustrated and documented alternative history of the Western World through graphic accounts of looting and art theft from the time of Sargon, ruler of Syria in 721 BC, to the present day. Almost all the principal players included appear on the stage of World history and many of them are known... more...

  • Versammlung und Teilhabeby Regula Valérie Burri; Kerstin Evert; Sibylle Peters; Esther Pilkington; Gesa Ziemer

    transcript 2014; US$ 29.26

    In Auseinandersetzung damit, was Demokratie heute ausmacht, gehen gesellschaftliche und künstlerische Diskurse oft Hand in Hand. Urbane Öffentlichkeiten und performative Künste verbinden sich in der Frage nach neuen Formen von Versammlung und Teilhabe: Wie treffen Kollektive Entscheidungen, wer ist an diesen beteiligt und wie entwirft sich gesellschaftliches... more...

  • Urban Hackingby Günther Friesinger; Johannes Grenzfurthner; Thomas Ballhausen

    transcript 2014; US$ 29.26

    Urban spaces became battlefields, signifiers have been invaded, new structures have been established: Netculture replaced counterculture in most parts and also focused on the everchanging environments of the modern city. Important questions have been brought up to date and reasked, taking current positions and discourses into account. The major question... more...

  • Die Kunst der Migrationby Marie-Hélène Gutberlet; Sissy Helff

    transcript 2014; US$ 34.68

    Entgegen den bekannten »Afrika«-Katastrophenszenarios beschäftigt sich dieses Buch mit der Repräsentation afrikanisch-europäischer Migration aus interdisziplinärer Perspektive. Versammelt sind hier 25 Positionen zu afrikanischen Avantgarden in Kino, zeitgenössischer Kunst, Literatur, digitalen Medien, Architektur und Computerspielen bis hin zu aktuellen... more...

  • Vom Publicumby Dietmar Kammerer

    transcript 2014; US$ 28.17

    Im Publikum überlagern sich Kunst und Gesellschaft. Es ist der Ort, an dem ästhetische Praxis in einer Gesellschaft öffentlich wird und an dem politische Fragen in künstlerischer Inszenierung sichtbar und verhandelbar werden. Dieser Band stellt die Frage nach einer Ästhetik des Öffentlichen und den Öffentlichkeiten der Künste. Er versammelt Beiträge... more...

  • Kunst, Krise, Subversionby Nina Bandi; Michael G. Kraft; Sebastian Lasinger

    transcript 2014; US$ 29.26

    Kann Kunst heute noch subversiv sein? Oder ist Kunst kein maßgebliches Feld gesellschaftlicher Verhandlungen und Veränderungen mehr? Wie können ästhetische Praxen Räume, Utopien und Emanzipationspotenziale aufzeigen - und wie ist deren Verhältnis zum Politischen zu denken? Theoretiker_innen und Künstler_innen beleuchten diese Fragen anhand des Begriffs... more...

  • Art and Liberationby Herbert Marcuse; Douglas Kellner

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 120.00

    The role of art in Marcuse?s work has often been neglected, misinterpreted or underplayed. His critics accused him of a religion of art and aesthetics that leads to an escape from politics and society. Yet, as this volume demonstrates, Marcuse analyzes culture and art in the context of how it produces forces of domination and resistance in society,... more...