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Performing Citizenship: Bodies, Agencies, Limitations

Editor: Paula Hildebrandt, Kerstin Evert, Sibylle Peters, Mirjam Schaub, Kathrin Wildner, Gesa Ziemer | Reference: P3909 | ISBN: 978-3-319-97501-6 | Type: Publication

Discusses how citizenship is performed today, through the optic of the arts, in particular the performing arts, but also from the perspective of a wide range of academic disciplines such as urbanism and media studies, cultural education and postcolonial theory.

Part of Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

Sex, Suffrage & the Stage

Artist/Author: Leslie Hill | Reference: P3797 | ISBN: 978-1-137-50921-5 | Type: Publication

Provides a survey of the history of first wave feminism in British theatre, from the London premiere of Ibsen’s A Doll’s House in 1889 through the militant suffrage movement.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

The Dialectic of Sex: The Case for Feminist Revolution

Artist/Author: Shulamith Firestone | Reference: P3798 | Type: Publication

The first book of the women’s liberation movement to put forth a feminist theory of politics.

Performing Queer Latinidad

Artist/Author: Ramón H. Rivera-Servera | Reference: P3796 | ISBN: 978-0-472-05139-7 | Type: Publication

Highlights the critical role that performance played in the development of Latina/o queer public culture in the United States during the 1990s and early 2000s.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

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.

Mapping Cultural Identity in Contemporary Australian Performance

Artist/Author: Helena Grehan | Reference: P3906 | ISBN: 978-9052019475 | Type: Publication

An important addition to the current body of scholarly material on contemporary performance and theatre; it provides both a detailed focus on a number of important performance works as well as developing a framework for the interpretation of contemporary performance.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Love AIDS Riots

Artist/Author: Chris McCormack | Reference: A0848 | Type: Article

The recent surge of interest in 1980s AIDS activists, shows how art can effect real change. Looking back also reveals how narrow current definitions of healthcare are and encourages us to agitate for a more diverse future.

Part of Library of Perfmorming Rights (P3041)

White Fragility: why it’s so hard for white people to talk about racism

Artist/Author: Robin Diangelo | Reference: P3776 | ISBN: 978-0-8070-4741-5 | Type: Publication

Deftly illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility and “allows us to understand racism as a practice not restricted to ‘bad people’” (Claudia Rankine).

Readings in Performance and Ecology

Editor: Wendy Arons and Theresa J. May | Reference: P3773 | ISBN: 978-1-137-46700-3 | Type: Publication

Focuses on how theatre, dance, and other forms of performance are helping to transform our ecological values. 

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Narratives in Black British Dance: Embodied Practices

Editor: Adesola Akinleye | Reference: P3775 | ISBN: 978-3-319-70313-8 | Type: Publication

Bringing together the voices of dance-artists, scholars, teachers and choreographers, the book looks at a range of performing arts from dancehall to ballet, providing valuable insights into dance theory, performance, pedagogy, identity and culture. 

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

After the Party: A Manifesto for Queer of Color Life

Artist/Author: Joshua Chambers-Letson | Reference: P3772 | ISBN: 978-1-4798-3277-4 | Type: Publication

Tells the stories of minoritarian artists who mobilize performance to produce freedom and sustain life in the face of subordination, exploitation, and annihilation.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Queer Sex: A Trans and Non-Binary Guide to Intimacy, Pleasure and Relationships

Editor: Juno Roche | Reference: P3771 | ISBN: 978-1785924064 | Type: Publication

Discusses sex, desire and dating with leading figures from the trans and non-binary community. 

#Accelerate: The Accelerationist Reader (Urbanomic)

Editor: Robin Mackay, Armen Avanessian | Reference: P3770 | ISBN: 978-0957529557 | Type: Publication

Constructs a genealogy of accelerationism, calling attention to early anticipations of accelerationism, and presenting new essays that document the emergence of new accelerationisms steeled against the onslaughts of capitalist realism, and retooled for the twenty-žrst century.

Jian Jun Xi

Editor: Shaheen Merali | Reference: P3769 | ISBN: 9780955107415 | Type: Publication

Publication charting the artistic practice of Jian Jun Xi.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Performance Art and the Conflict in Northern Ireland: A Troubles Archive Essay

Artist/Author: Christa-Maria Lerm Hayes with Karine Talec | Reference: P3779 | Type: Publication

A Troubles Archive Essay. Includes the programme for Performance Art + Northern Ireland, exhibition at the Golden Thread Gallery (13/8/2015 – 30/9/2015) 

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

GraceGraceGrace explore gen-age

Artist/Author: GraceGraceGrace | Reference: P3765 | ISBN: 978-1-9164243-3-3 | Type: Publication

Reframes Live Art practice, adopting the handy neologism gen-age, to describe the intersection of gender and age.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Strange Natures: Futurity, Empathy, and the Queer Ecological Imagination

Artist/Author: Nicole Seymour | Reference: P3762 | ISBN: 9780252079160 | Type: Publication

Reveals a tradition of queer environmentalism in contemporary literature and film from the Americas. 

K-Punk: The Collected and Unpublished Writings of Mark Fisher

Artist/Author: Mark Fisher | Editor: Darren Ambrose | Reference: P3761 | ISBN: 978-1912248285 | Type: Publication

Brings together the work of acclaimed blogger, writer, political activist and lecturer, covering the period 2004 – 2016.

Xenofeminism

Artist/Author: Helen Hester | Reference: P3759 | ISBN: 978-1509520626 | Type: Publication

Develops a three–part definition of xenofeminism grounded in the ideas of technomaterialism, anti–naturalism, and gender abolitionism.

World-Making: Race, Performance, and the Work of Creativity

Artist/Author: Dorinne Kondo | Reference: P3758 | ISBN: 978-1-4780-0094-5 | Type: Publication

Theorizes the racialized structures of inequality that pervade theater and the arts.

Part of The Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

The People Will Possess The Wind

Artist/Author: Artists4Corbyn | Reference: P3753 | Type: Publication

In September 2018, during Labour Party conference in Liverpool, a group activists set sail for the Burbo Bank wind farm on board the good ship Discovery; this is the account of their adventures.

Four Futures: Life After Capitalism

Artist/Author: Peter Frase | Reference: P3745 | ISBN: 9781781688137 | Type: Publication

An exploration into the utopias and dystopias that could develop from present society.

SCUM Manifesto

Artist/Author: Valerie Solanas | Reference: P3746 | ISBN: 9781859845530 | Type: Publication

Considered one of the most outrageous, violent and certifiably crazy tracts when it first appeared in 1968, Solanas’ text is reconsidered in Avital Ronell’s introduction, “Deviant Payback: The Aims of Valerie Solanas”.

Epistemologies of the South: Justice against Epistemicide

Artist/Author: Boaventura De Sousa Santos | Reference: P3755 | ISBN: 978-161205545-9 | Type: Publication

Shows why cognitive injustice underlies all other dimensions; global social justice is not possible without global cognitive justice. 

Supercommunity: Diabolical Togetherness Beyond Contemporary Art

Editor: Julieta Aranda, Anton Vidokle, Brian Kuan Wood | Reference: P3749 | ISBN: 9781786633590 | Type: Publication

Invited to exhibit at the 56th Venice Biennale, e-flux journal produced a single issue over a four-month span, publishing an article a day both online and on site from Venice.

 

Futures of Black Radicalism

Editor: Gaye Theresa Johnson and Alex Lubin | Reference: P3747 | ISBN: 9781784787585 | Type: Publication

Key intellectuals—inspired by the new movements and by the seminal work of the scholar Cedric J. Robinson—recall the powerful tradition of Black radicalism while defining new directions for the activists and thinkers it inspires.

Fabulous: The Rise of the Beautiful Eccentric

Artist/Author: Madison Moore | Reference: P3756 | ISBN: 978-0-300-20470-4 | Type: Publication

An exploration of what it means to be fabulous—and why eccentric style, fashion, and creativity are more political than ever.

Latinx: The New Force in American Politics and Culture

Artist/Author: Ed Morales | Reference: P3748 | ISBN: 9781784783198 | Type: Publication

Explains how Latinx political identities are tied to a long Latin American history of mestizaje—“mixedness” or “hybridity”—and that this border thinking is both a key to understanding bilingual, bicultural Latin cultures and politics and a challenge to America’s infamously black–white racial regime.

Alien Zone: Cultural Theory and Contemporary Science Fiction Cinema

Editor: Annette Kuhn | Reference: P3743 | ISBN: 978-0860919933 | Type: Publication

The essays in this book – some newly written, others gathered from scattered sources – look at the ways in which contemporary science fiction films draw on, rework, and transform established themes and conventions of the genre.

Management of Art Galleries

Artist/Author: Magnus Resch | Reference: P3740 | ISBN: 978-0714877754 | Type: Publication

Based on the results of an anonymous survey sent to more than 8,000 galleries in the US, UK, and Germany, this is an insightful examination of the business of selling art.

Portraits: John Berger on Artists

Artist/Author: John Berger | Editor: Tom Overton | Reference: P3735 | ISBN: 978-1784781798 | Type: Publication

One of the world s most celebrated art writers, takes us through centuries of drawing and painting, revealing his lifelong fascination with a diverse cast of artists.

Between the Body and the Flesh: Performing Sadomasochism

Artist/Author: Lynda Hart | Reference: P3721 | ISBN: 978-0231084031 | Type: Publication

Focusing on a variety of representations, the book stimulates discussions of s/m through the exploration of censorship in the arts, the fetishization of sexual paraphernalia, recombinations of class, race and sexuality, and the politics of psychoanalysis.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Psychopolitics: Neoliberalism and New Technologies of Power

Artist/Author: Byung-Chul Han | Reference: P3731 | ISBN: 9781784785772 | Type: Publication

In the course of discussing all the facets of neoliberal psychopolitics fuelling our contemporary crisis of freedom, Han elaborates an analytical framework that provides an original theory of Big Data and a lucid phenomenology of emotion.

Unlimited Action: The performance of extremity in the 1970s

Artist/Author: Dominic Johnson | Reference: P3717 | ISBN: 978-1-5261-3551-3 | Type: Publication

It examines the ‘performance of extremity’ as practices at the limits of the histories of performance and art, in performance art’s most fertile and prescient decade, the 1970s. Dominic Johnson recounts and analyses game-changing performance events by six artists: Kerry Trengove, Ulay, Genesis P-Orridge, Anne Bean, the Kipper Kids, and Stephen Cripps.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

Performing Labour’s (Non)Futures Universal basic income and the monetary imagination

Artist/Author: Christian Riley Nagler | Reference: A0843 | Type: Article

The universal basic income idea is, overall, profoundly performative, in that it attempts to model the ultimate pragmatism of wider social nets of generosity, and does so by representing the embodied conditions that might be brought into being by such generosity. In this way, the utopian heuristic of an unconditional, guaranteed income is said to be an ‘instrument of freedom’ and a ‘device for economic sanity’. The question is though, as is often the case: freedom and sanity for whom?

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Duty Free Art: Art in the Age of Planetary Civil War

Artist/Author: Hito Steyerl | Reference: P3724 | ISBN: 978-1786632432 | Type: Publication

What can we do when arms manufacturers sponsor museums and some of the world’s most valuable artworks are used as a fictional currency in a global futures market that has nothing to do with the works themselves? Can we distinguish between creativity and the digital white noise that bombards our everyday lives?

Read My Lips publication

Editor: Auto Italia | Reference: A0841 | Type: Article

Publication accompanying a survey exhibition of image-making, community activism and public works produced by the seminal AIDS activist art collective Gran Fury between 1987 and 1995.

In misc. folder 7. 

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Humankind: Solidarity with Non-Human People

Artist/Author: Timothy Morton | Reference: P3708 | ISBN: 978-1786631329 | Type: Publication

What is it that makes humans, human? As science and technology challenge the boundaries between life and non-life, between organic and inorganic, this ancient question is more timely than ever.

Revolting Prostitutes: The Fight for Sex Workers’ Rights

Artist/Author: Molly Smith, Juno Mac | Reference: P3723 | ISBN: 978-1786633606 | Type: Publication

Do you have to think that prostitution is good to support sex worker rights? How do sex worker rights fit with feminist and anti-capitalist politics? Is criminalising clients progressive – and can the police deliver justice?
 

Performing Endurance: Art and Politics since 1960

Artist/Author: Lara Shalson | Reference: P3716 | ISBN: 978-1108426459 | Type: Publication

Examining a range of performances from the 1960s to the present, as well as protest actions from the lunch counter sit-ins of the US civil rights movement to protest camps in the twenty-first century, this book provides a formal account of endurance and illuminates its ethical and political significance.

State of Insecurity: Government of the Precarious

Artist/Author: Isabell Lorey | Reference: P3730 | ISBN: 9781781685969 | Type: Publication

Explores the possibilities for organization and resistance under the contemporary status quo, and anticipates the emergence of a new and disobedient self-government of the precarious.

From Chiapas to Wales

Artist/Author: Guillermo Gómez-Peña | Reference: A0844 | Type: Article

Excerpt from the publication Two Chicanos on the Road.