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The White Possessive: Property, Power, and Indigenous Sovereignty

Artist/Author: Aileen Moreton-Robinson | Reference: P3793 | ISBN: 978-0816692163 | Type: Publication

Explores the links between race, sovereignty, and possession through themes of property: owning property, being property, and becoming propertyless.

Rhodes Must Fall: The Struggle to Decolonise the Racist Heart of Empire

Artist/Author: Rhodes Must Fall Movement Oxford | Editor: Brian Kwoba, Rose Chantiluke, Athinangamso Nkopo | Reference: P3620 | ISBN: 978-1786993908 | Type: Publication

When students at Oxford University called for a statue of Cecil Rhodes to be removed, following similar calls by students in Cape Town, the significance of these protests was felt across continents. This was not simply about tearing down an outward symbol of British imperialism – a monument glorifying a colonial conqueror – but about confronting the toxic inheritance of the past, and challenging the continued underrepresentation of people of colour at universities.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

The Empire Remains Shop

Artist/Author: Cooking Sections | Reference: P3561 | ISBN: 978-1941332375 | Type: Publication

Speculates on the possibility and implications of selling back the remains of the British Empire in London today. Based on a public installation in London in the fall of 2016, the book catalogues and develops the installation's critical program of discussions, performances, dinners, installations, and screenings hosted at 91-93 Baker Street.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (LPR) (P3041).

Aborigine dreams

Artist/Author: Sarah Rubidge | Reference: A0811 | Type: Article

On Australian dance. 

New African Dance

Artist/Author: Chris de Marigny | Reference: A0805 | Type: Article

African dance and western programmers.

Women, the arts and globalization

Editor: Marsha Meskimmon,‎ Dorothy C. Rowe | Reference: P3532 | ISBN: 978-0719096716 | Type: Publication

The essays in Women, the Arts and Globalization demonstrate that women in the arts are rarely positioned at the centre of the art market, and the movement of women globally (as travelers or migrants, empowered artists/scholars or exiled practitioners), rarely corresponds with the dominant models of global exchange. Rather, contemporary women's art practices provide a fascinating instance of women's eccentric experiences of the myriad effects of globalization.

The Avant-garde: Race, Religion, War

Artist/Author: Mike Sell | Reference: P3500 | ISBN: 978-1906497996 | Type: Publication

How have avant-gardes been shaped by racism and contributed to racist power and imperialism? How have the claims made by avant-garde political and artistic groups to liberate humanity been indebted to religious intolerance? And how has the vanguard commitment to radical cultural action contributed to war, terror, and destruction? 

Theatre and Empire

Artist/Author: Benjamin Poore | Reference: P3022 | ISBN: 978-1137443069 | Type: Publication

The historical age of empires may be over, but empire, as an idea, continues to exercise a hold over our imaginations. This examination begins with potential definitions and theories of empire, suggesting how we might think of these two notions together and how we might see empire itself as theatre.

Decolonial Actions

Editor: Christine Brault, Isil Sol Vil and Marina Barsy Jane | Reference: P2951 | Type: Publication

Documentation from the LADA event on (post)modern colonialism, held on on 13 Feb 2016.

Incudes a communal text, details on the event, reflections by Leo Kay, Laura Burns, Christine Brault, Isil Sol Vil and Marina Barsy Jane, and photos.

Part of the Study Room Ambassador scheme.

The Origins of Totalitarianism

Artist/Author: Hannah Arendt | Reference: P2842 | ISBN: 978-0156701532 | Type: Publication

Arendt provides a historical account of the forces that crystallized into totalitarianism. The ebb and flow of nineteenth-century anti-Semitism (she deemed the Dreyfus Affair a dress rehearsal for the Final Solution) and the rise of European imperialism, accompanied by the invention of racism as the only possible rationalization for it. 

Trophies of Empire

Artist/Author: Various | Reference: P2023 | ISBN: 09522941090907738389 | Type: Publication

The catalogue for ‘Trophies of Empire’ was published in 1994, two years after the fifteen commissions were awarded, and a year after the ‘Trophies of Empire’ exhibitions ended in Bristol, Liverpool, and Hull. With an introduction to the ‘Trophies of Empire’ concept written Bryan Biggs, the then Director of Bluecoat Gallery in 1993.

The Post-Colonial Studies Reader

Editor: Bill Ashcroft, Gareth Griffiths and Helen Tiffin | Reference: P0367 | ISBN: 978-0415345651 | Type: Publication

The essential introduction to the most important texts in post-colonial theory and criticism.

This item is part of the Study Room Guide on Performance, Politics, Ethics and Human Rights by Adrien Sina (P0661)

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (LPR) (P3041).