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Philosophy & Social Aspects

  • Bad New Daysby Hal Foster

    Verso Books 2015; US$ 26.95

    One of the world?s leading art theorists dissects a quarter century of artistic practice Bad New Days examines the evolution of art and criticism in Western Europe and North America over the last twenty-five years, exploring their dynamic relation to the general condition of emergency instilled by neoliberalism and the war on terror. Considering... more...

  • Doing Aesthetics with Arendtby Cecilia Sjöholm

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 54.99

    Cecilia Sjöholm reads Hannah Arendt as a philosopher of the senses, grappling with questions of vision, hearing, and touch even in her political work. Constructing an Arendtian theory of aesthetics from the philosopher?s fragmentary writings on art and perception, Sjöholm begins a vibrant new chapter in Arendt scholarship that expands her relevance... more...

  • To Defend the Revolution Is to Defend Cultureby Jorge Fornet; Rebecca Gordon-Nesbitt

    PM Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    Based on a four-year research project, which included five months in Havana, this book documents the approaches to culture that evolved out of the 1959 Cuban Revolution. Deploying micro and macro perspectives, it introduces all the main protagonists to the debate and follows the polemical twists and turns that ensued in the volatile atmosphere of the... more...

  • The Politics and Poetics of Cinematic Realismby Hermann Kappelhoff

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    Hermann Kappelhoff casts the evolution of cinema as an ongoing struggle to relate audiences to their historical moment. Appreciating cinema?s unique ability to bind concrete living conditions to individual experience (which existing political institutions cannot), he reads films by Sergei Eisenstein and Pedro Almodóvar, by the New Objectivity and... more...

  • Beautiful Terrible Ruinsby Dora Apel

    Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 27.95

    Detroit is the epicenter of an explosive growth in images of urban decay. In Beautiful Terrible Ruins , art historian Dora Apel explores a wide array of these images of ruin, ranging from photography, advertising, and television, to documentaries, video games, and zombie and disaster films. The author shows how, through the aesthetic distancing of... more...

  • Culture and Consensus (Routledge Revivals)by Robert Hewison

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 51.95

    Culture and Consensus , first published in 1995 and a revised edition in 1997, explores the history of the relationship between politics and the arts in Britain since 1940, and shows how the search for a secure sense of English identity has been reflected in official and unofficial attitudes to the arts, architecture, landscape and other emblems... more...

  • Signal: 04by Alec Dunn; Josh MacPhee

    PM Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    Alec Dunn is an illustrator, printer, and amateur historian who has designed book and record covers, political graphics, and punk fliers. He is the coeditor of the Signal series and has been a member of the Justseeds Artists? Cooperative since it formed in 2007. He lives in Pittsburgh. Josh MacPhee is a designer, artist, activist, and archivist.... more...

  • Twerking to Turkingby EDA Collective

    John Hunt Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    Analysing the signs of everyday life. more...

  • Arts Management and Cultural Policy Researchby Jonathan Paquette; Eleonora Redaelli

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    This book aims to present concepts, knowledge and institutional settings of arts management and cultural policy research. It offers a representation of arts management and cultural policy research as a field, or a complex assemblage of people, concepts, institutions, and ideas. more...

  • Kunst. Theorie. Aktivismus.by Alexander Fleischmann; Doris Guth

    transcript 2015; US$ 25.76

    Dieser Band liefert Impulse für die Bekämpfung von Ungleichheit und Diskriminierung, indem er die Überschneidungen der oftmals als getrennt betrachteten Felder Kunst, Theorie und Aktivismus in den Mittelpunkt rückt. Aus diesem Blickwinkel werden Machtasymmetrien entlang und zwischen sozialen Kategorisierungen - wie Geschlecht, sexuelle Orientierung,... more...