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Philosophy & Social Aspects

  • Heroesby Franco "Bifo" Berardi

    Verso Books 2015; US$ 12.95

    What is the relationship between capitalism and mental health? In his most unsettling book to date, Franco ?Bifo? Berardi embarks on an exhilarating journey through philosophy, psychoanalysis and current events, searching for the social roots of the mental malaise of our age. Spanning an array of horrors ? the Aurora ?Joker? killer; Anders Breivik;... 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...

  • A Combat Artist in World War IIby Edward Reep

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Many artists have fought in wars, and renowned painters have recorded heroic scenes of great battles, but those works were usually done long after the battles were waged. Artists have also been commissioned to visit, briefly, war-torn areas and make notes of the devastation and horror. Yet few artists who were members of any armed services have drawn... more...

  • Journalism and Eyewitness Imagesby Mette Mortensen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Building on the vast research conducted on war and media since the 1970s, scholars are now studying the digital transformation of the production of news. Little scholarly attention has been paid, however, to non-professional, eyewitness visuals, even though this genre holds a still greater bearing on the way conflicts are fought, communicated, and... more...

  • The Philosophy of Andy Warholby Andy Warhol

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 14.95

    A loosely formed autobiography by Andy Warhol, told with his trademark blend of irony and detachment   In The Philosophy of Andy Warhol ?which, with the subtitle "(From A to B and Back Again)," is less a memoir than a collection of riffs and reflections?he talks about love, sex, food, beauty, fame, work, money, and success; about New York, America,... more...

  • Arts of Independenceby Alan Riach; Alexander Moffat

    Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 14.95

    Arts of Independence takes a hard look at the most neglected aspect of the argument for Scotland's distinctive national identity: the arts. The proposition is that music, painting, architecture, and, pre-eminently, literature are the fuel and fire that makes imagination possible. Following the success of Arts of Resistance , this new work by the... more...

  • American Documentary Filmmaking in the Digital Ageby Lucia Ricciardelli

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    American Documentary Filmmaking in the Digital Age examines the recent challenges to the conventions of realist documentary through the lens of war documentary films by Ken Burns, Michael Moore, and Errol Morris. During the twentieth century, the invention of new technologies of audiovisual representation such as cinema, television, video, and digital... more...

  • Moralizing Cinemaby Daniel Biltereyst; Daniela Treveri Gennari

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    This volume is part of the recent interest in the study of religion and popular media culture (cinema in particular), but it strongly differs from most of this work in this maturing discipline. Contrary to most other edited volumes and monographs on film and religion, Moralizing Cinema will not focus upon films (cf. the representation of biblical... more...

  • The Intervals of Cinemaby Jacques Ranciere; John Howe

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 24.95

    Cinema, like language, can be said to exist as a system of differences. In his latest book, acclaimed philosopher Jacques Rancière looks at cinematic art in comparison to its corollary forms in literature and theatre. From literature, he argues, cinema takes its narrative conventions, while at the same time effacing literature?s images and philosophy;... more...

  • Theater of Crueltyby Ian Buruma

    New York Review Books 2014; US$ 29.95

    Ian Buruma is fascinated, he writes, ?by what makes the human species behave atrociously.? In Theater of Cruelty the acclaimed author of The Wages of Guilt and Year Zero: A History of 1945 once again turns to World War II to explore that question?to the Nazi occupation of Paris, the Allied bombing of German cities, the international controversies... more...