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  • Spearheading Debateby Steven C Dubin

    Jacana Media 2012; US$ 23.99

    As South Africa?s democracy matures, this book raises pertinent questions:  How does the state mediate between traditional tribal authority and constitutional law in matters such as initiation customs or the rights of women, children, and homosexual people? What are the limitations on artistic freedom in a society where sensitivities over colonial-... more...

  • Victorian Types, Victorian Shadows: Biblical Typology in Victorian Literature, Art and Thoughtby George P. Landow

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    The importance of typology in the study of early modern literature has long been accepted, yet students of Victorian culture have paid little attention to it. First published in 1980, this study demonstrates how biblical typology, an apparently arcane interpretative mode, had profound effects on the secular culture of the Victorian age: its art, literature... more...

  • Site-Specific Artby Nick Kaye

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 50.95

    Site-Specific Art charts the development of an experimental art form in an experimental way. Nick Kaye traces the fascinating historical antecedents of today's installation and performance art, while also assembling a unique documentation of contemporary practice around the world. The book is divided into individual analyses of the themes of space,... more...

  • Modernismby Peter Childs

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 24.95

    The modernist movement radically transformed the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century literary establishment, and its effects are still felt today. Modernism introduces and analyzes what amounted to nothing less than a literary and cultural revolution. In this fully updated and revised second edition, charting the movement in its global... more...

  • Encyclopaedia of Contemporary Russianby Smorodinskaya

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    This addition to the highly successful Contemporary Cultures series covers the period from period 1953, with the death of Stalin, to the present day. Both ?Russian? and ?Culture? are defined broadly. ?Russian? refers to the Soviet Union until 1991 and the Russian Federation after 1991. Given the diversity of the Federation in its ethnic composition... more...

  • Creative Industries and Developing Countriesby Diana Barrowclough; Zeljka Kozul-Wright

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95

    Pushing the frontiers of the new development paradigm, this book guides debates, clarifies new themes and illustrates how the cultural resources of the developing world can become a new way of integrating into the global economy more...

  • Surrealism and the Exoticby Louise Tythacott

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    Surrealism and the Exotic is the story of the obsessive relationship between surrealist and non-western culture. Describing the travels across Africa, Oceania, Mexico and the Caribbean made by wealthy aesthetes, it combines an insight into the mentality of early twentieth century collectors with an overview of the artistic heritage at stake in these... more...

  • From Acting to Performanceby Philip Auslander

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 45.95

    From Acting to Performance collects for the first time major essays by performance theorist and critic Philip Auslander. Together these essays provide a survey of the changes in acting and performance during the crucial transition from the ecstatic theatre of the 1960s to the ironic postmodernism of the 1980s. Auslander examines performance genres... more...

  • Archaeologies of Presenceby Gabriella Giannachi; Nick Kaye; Michael Shanks

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 55.95

    Archaeologies of Presence is a brilliant exploration of how the performance of presence can be understood through the relationships between performance theory and archaeological thinking. Drawing together carefully commissioned contributions by leading international scholars and artists, this radical new work poses a number of essential questions:... more...

  • Uncommon Culturesby Jim Collins

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    Jim Collins argues that postmodernism and popular culture have together undermined the master system of "culture." By looking at a wide range of texts and forms he investigates what happens to the notion of culture once different discourses begin to envision that culture in conflicting ways, constructing often contradictory visions of it simultaneously. more...