A revised and expanded version of a special issue of the journal October (Winter 1997) that was devoted to the work of the Situationist International (SI). The first section of the issue contained previously unpublished critical texts, and the second section contained translations of primary texts that had previously been unavailable in English.
This book writes explores the South Asian music scene within the study of race and identity uncovering the crucial role its expressions – from Hip-hop, Qawwali and Bhangra through Soul, Indie and Jungle – have played in a new urban cultural politics.
Examines the integrative and interdisciplinary strategies of five contemporary artists stressing the ways in which their work at once reflects and alters our view of its informing context: the advent of postmodernity in late twentieth-century American art and culture.
Rita Leppiniemi, Yemen Latitudes: An Exploration of the Everydayness in Arabia Felix, map, images, and cartoons of Yemen, texts by Rita Leppiniemi, Mahmoud Al-Hakimi, Yasser Al-Mayasi, Hassan Al-Zaidi, Hassan Al-Haifi, Montaha Sultan Fara.
Asking exactly what we mean by political art or the politics of art, Rancière goes on to look at what the tradition of critical art, and the desire to insert art into life, has achieved. Has the militant critique of the consumption of images and commodities become, ironically, a sad affirmation of its omnipotence?