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Shirin Neshat: Two Installations

Reference: P3959 | ISBN: 978-1881390268

Catalogue which accompanies  films exploring the social, political and psychological dimensions of women's experience in contemporary Islamic societies.

Part of Library of Performing Rights (P3041)
 

14-18 NOW: Contemporary arts commissions for the First World War Centenary

Reference: P3932 | ISBN: 978-1788161466

A detailed look at the extensive 14-18 NOW programme, which was set up to bring a creative response to the centenary of the First World War.

The White Possessive: Property, Power, and Indigenous Sovereignty

Author: Aileen Moreton-Robinson | Reference: P3793 | ISBN: 978-0816692163

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

Against The Romance Of Community

Author: Miranda Joseph | Reference: P3325 | ISBN: 978-0816637966

Explores sites where the ideal of community relentlessly recurs, from debates over art and culture in the popular media, to the discourses and practices of nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations, to contemporary narratives of economic transformation or “globalization.” 

Nothing to Lose but Our Fear: Activism and Resistance in Dangerous Times

Author: Fiona Jeffries | Reference: P3124 | ISBN: 978-1783604142

Delivers a counter blow to the rampant culture of fear fuelled by the likes of CNN, Fox and the Daily Mail. Exploring contemporary and historical manifestations of this controlling force, the conversations in this collection go beyond just scrutinizing what constitutes rational versus irrational fear, or identifying ways in which human fears are manipulated by political players. They reveal how fear antagonizes and changes our subjectivity and, crucially, how the political use of fear has been resisted in different times and places, by different people across the globe.

Part of the Study Room Guide on Live Art and Displacement (P3107).

Performance in Place of War

Author: James Thompson, Jenny Hughes and Michael Balfour | Reference: P3134 | ISBN: 978-1906497149

The book looks at theatre and performances that often occur quite literally as bombs are falling, as well as during times of ceasefire and in the aftermath of hostilities. Includes interviews with artists, short play extracts, and photographs.

Part of the Study Room Guide on Live Art and Displacement (P3107).
 

The Origins of Totalitarianism

Author: Hannah Arendt | Reference: P2842 | ISBN: 978-0156701532

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. 

El lenguaje de los pájaros

Author: Felipe Osornio / Lechedevirgen Trimegisto | Digital Reference: EF5151

Part of “Negación y Utopía” (“Nagation and Utopia”), the first National Festival of Performance of Mexico, 6-29 November 2013, a platform showcasing work on Mexican identity and multicultural hybrids. This documentation includes recordings of the performance, exerpts, and interviews with the artist. Spanish language.

London 2012 Festival

Author: Various | Reference: P2096

Pictures and details of 2012 Festival performances

There Ain’t no Black in the Union Jack – The Cultural Politics of Race and Nation

Author: Paul Gilroy | Reference: P1988 | ISBN: 9780415084109

Book exploring the complexities of racial politics and the relationship between racism and nationalism in contemporary Britain.

Performing Rights Collection - London - Mapa-Corpo

Author: Guillermo Gomez Pena | Reference: D0555

Gómez-Peña and Roberto Sifuentes, in collaboration with local artists and audiences create a poetic interactive ritual that explores the post-9/11 “body politic.” 

This item is part of the Study Room Guide: The More You Ignore Me The Closer I Get by Robert Pacitti (P1100).Part of the Library of Performing Rights (LPR) (P3041).

Changing States - Contemporary Art and Ideas in an Era of Globalisation

Author: Various | Reference: P0563 | ISBN: 1-899846-40-9

This item is part of the 'Glimpses of before: 1970s UK Performance Art' Study Room Guide by Helena Goldwater (P2497)