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  • 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...

  • Urban Hackingby Günther Friesinger; Johannes Grenzfurthner; Thomas Ballhausen

    transcript 2014; US$ 28.00

    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$ 33.18

    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$ 26.96

    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$ 28.00

    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...

  • Mobility and Fantasy in Visual Cultureby Lewis Johnson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    This volume offers a varied and informed series of approaches to questions of mobility?actual, social, virtual, and imaginary?as related to visual culture. Contributors address these questions in light of important contemporary issues such as migration; globalization; trans-nationality and trans-cultural difference; art, space and place; new media;... 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...

  • 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...

  • The Politics and Art of John L. Stoddardby Michaelene Cox

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 79.99

    This book borrows critical approaches from the interdisciplinary literature of visual culture to assess the imagery and identity of nineteenth-century American travel lecturer and author John L. Stoddard. It uncovers buried aspects of his personal and public life, and reveals his significant contributions to American political and social history.... more...