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Why are Animals Funny?: Everyday Analysis

by EDA Collective

Analyzing the signs of everyday life.


Poor but Sexy: Culture Clashes in Europe East and West

by Agata Pyzik

How the East stayed East and the West stayed West.


The Turtle Tamer of Istanbul

by Gianluca Costantini & Elettra Stamboulis

A graphic novel that recounts the life of the extraordinary intellectual Osman Hamdi Bey, painter, politician, archeologist and founder of the most important cultural institutions of 20th century Turkey. In...


Crime and the Urban Imagination: Law, Crime and the Urban Imagination

by Alison Young

What is street art? Who is the street artist? Why is street art a crime?

Since the late 1990s, a distinctive cultural practice has emerged in many cities: street art, involving the placement of uncommissioned...


Pictorial Narrative in the Nazi Period: Felix Nussbaum, Charlotte Salomon and Arnold Daghani

by Deborah Schultz & Edward Timms

This book investigates creative responses to the Nazi period in the work of three artists, Felix Nussbaum, Charlotte Salomon and Arnold Daghani, focusing on their use of pictorial narrative. It analyses their...


Impossible Mourning: HIV/AIDS and Visuality After Apartheid

by Kylie Thomas

Impossible Mourning focuses on disavowed loss and the difficulties of mourning in post-apartheid South Africa. The book transgresses disciplinary bounds to forge new ways of thinking and writing about the crisis...


PUBLIC ART, MEMORIALS AND ATLANTIC

by Celeste-Marie Bernier & Judie Newman

In this collection distinguished American and European scholars, curators and artists discuss major issues concerning the representation and commemoration of slavery, as brought into sharp focus by the 2007...


Three Tunisian Women Artists: Nicène Kossentini, Mouna Karray, Moufida Fedhila

by Michèle Cohen Hadria & Judith Hayward

Michèle Cohen Hadria interviews artists Nicène Kossentini, Mouna Karray and Moufida Fedhila from Tunisia.


Spanish Cinema in the Global Context: Film on Film

by Samuel Amago

Across a broad spectrum of media, markets, and national contexts, self-reflexivity continues to be a favored narrative mode with wide ranging functions. In this book Amago argues that, in addition to making...


Her book: Poems

by Eireann Lorsung

With intelligence and crystalline clarity, a chorus of female voices speaks through the poems in Her book, Éireann Lorsung's inspired second collection.

From the poet who brought us Music For Landing Planes...


Shoot an Iraqi: Art, Life and Resistance Under the Gun

by Wafaa Bilal & Kari Lydersen

Award-winning Iraqi artist's life story and reflections on his highly provocative interactive art piece.


9.5 Theses on Art and Class

by Ben Davis

Ben Davis draws the curtain back on the contemporary art world to assail its commodified roots.


The Long 1968: Revisions and New Perspectives

by Daniel J. Sherman, Ruud van Dijk & Jasmine Alinder

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...


Celebrate People's History!: The Poster Book of Resistance and Revolution

by Josh MacPhee

A graphic history of dissent and activism around the world.


Cinema and Inter-American Relations

by Adrián| Pérez Melgosa

Cinema and Inter-American Relations studies the key role that commercial narrative films have played in the articulation of the political and cultural relationship between the United States and Latin America...


European Civil War Films: Memory, Conflict, and Nostalgia

by Eleftheria Rania Kosmidou

This book examines the ways in which late twentieth-century European cinema deals with the neglected subject of civil war. Exploring a range of films about the Spanish, Irish, former Yugoslavia, and Greek civil...


Intermedialities: Philosophy, Arts, Politics

by Henk Oosterling & Ewa Plonowska Ziarek

As an alternative to universalism and particularism, Intermedialities: Philosophy, Arts, Politics proposes 'intermedialities' as a new model of social relations and intercultural dialogue. The concept of 'intermedialities'...


Artificial Hells: Participatory Art and the Politics of Spectatorship

by Claire Bishop

Since the 1990s, critics and curators have broadly accepted the notion that participatory art is the ultimate political art: that by encouraging an audience to take part an artist can promote new emancipatory...


The Man Who Made Vermeers: Unvarnishing the Legend of Master Forger Han van Meegeren

by Jonathan Lopez

It's a story that made Dutch painter Han van Meegeren famous worldwide when it broke at the end of World War II: A lifetime of disappointment drove him to forge Vermeers, one of which he sold to Hermann Goering...


Chasing Aphrodite: The Hunt for Looted Antiquities at the World's Richest Museum

by Jason Felch & Ralph Frammolino

Two investigative reporters for the Los Angeles Times explore the looted antiquities scandal at the Getty Museum.