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- Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 27.99
From the mid-1960s to the early 1970s, revolutions in theory, politics, and cultural experimentation swept around the world. These changes had as great a transformative impact on the right as on the left. A touchstone for activists, artists, and theorists of all stripes, the year 1968 has taken on new significance for the present moment, which bears... more...
- Intellect Books Ltd 2013; US$ 32.00
In this day and age, when art has become more of a commodity and art school graduates are convinced that they can only make a living from their work by attaining gallery representation, it is more important than ever to show the reality of how a professional, contemporary artist sustains a creative practice over time. The 40 essays collected here in... more...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- transcript 2014; US$ 29.19
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...
- transcript 2014; US$ 29.19
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...