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Author: Andrea Long Chu | Reference: P4107 | ISBN: 978-1788737371

Everyone is female, and everyone hates it.’A genre-defying investigation into sex and lies, desperate artists and reckless politics, the smothering embrace of gender and the punishing force of desire.


Queer Phenomenology: Orientations, Objects, Others

Author: Sara Ahmed | Reference: P4012 | ISBN: 978-0822339144

A queer phenomenology, Ahmed contends, reveals how social relations are arranged spatially, how queerness disrupts and reorders these relations by not following the accepted paths, and how a politics of disorientation puts other objects within reach, those that might, at first glance, seem awry.

Rage and Time

Author: Peter Sloterdijk | Reference: P3987 | ISBN: 978-0231145237

The preeminent posthumanist shows how the history of Western civilization can be read as a suppression and return of rage.

Figuring Age: Women, Bodies, Generations

Reference: P3971 | ISBN: 978-0253212368

Engages the virtually invisible subject of older women in western culture. 

Part of Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

Body and self: Performance art in Australia 1969-92

Author: Anne Marshe | Reference: P3931 | ISBN: 978-0195535068

Charts the historical course of performance in Australia from the happenings of the 1960s, through body art in the 1970s, towards a more political body in the 1980s. 

Part of Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

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

Author: Dorinne Kondo | Reference: P3758 | ISBN: 978-1-4780-0094-5

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

Part of The Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

The Exform

Author: Nicolas Bourriaud | Reference: P3729 | ISBN: 9781784783808

Tackles the excluded, the disposable and the nature of waste by looking to the future of art—the exform.

Heroes: Mass Murder and Suicide

Author: Franco Bifo Berardi | Reference: P3728 | ISBN: 9781781685785

What is the relationship between capitalism and mental health? Berardi embarks on an exhilarating journey through philosophy, psychoanalysis and current events, searching for the social roots of the mental malaise of our age.

The Aesthetics of Disengagement: Contemporary Art and Depression

Author: Christine Ross | Reference: P3653 | ISBN: 978-0816645398

Shows how contemporary art is a powerful yet largely unacknowledged player in the articulation of depression in Western culture, both adopting and challenging scientific definitions of the condition. Ross explores the ways in which contemporary art performs the detached aesthetics of depression, exposing the viewer's loss of connection and ultimately redefining the function of the image. 

Psychoanalyst Meets Marina Abramovic: Artist meets Jeannette Fischer

Author: Jeannette Fischer | Reference: P3596 | ISBN: 978-3858817945

A unique insight into the relationship between Abramovic's biography and artistic work.

No Future: Queer Theory and the Death Drive

Author: Lee Edelman | Reference: P3565 | ISBN: 978-0822333692

Argues that the child, understood as innocence in need of protection, represents the possibility of the future against which the queer is positioned as the embodiment of a relentlessly narcissistic, antisocial, and future-negating drive. Boldly insists that the efficacy of queerness lies in its very willingness to embrace this refusal of the social and political order. 

Staging Age: The Performance of Age in Theatre, Dance, and Film

Reference: P3147 | ISBN: 978-0230623651

This text explores how performers offer conscious-and unconscious-portrayals of the spectrum of age to their audiences. It considers a variety of media, including theatre, film, dance, advertising, and television, and offers critical foundations for research and course design, sound pedagogical approaches, and analyses.

Part of the Know How: The Study Room Guide on Live Art Live Art and working with older individuals and communities. (P3140)

Out of Time: The Pleasures and the Perils of Ageing

Author: Lynne Segal | Reference: P3143 | ISBN: 978-1781681398

In the footsteps of Simone de Beauvoir, Looks at many of the issues facing the aged – the war of the generations and baby-boomer bashing, the politics of desire, the diminished situation of the older woman, the space on the left for the presence and resistance of the old, the problems of dealing with loss and mortality, and how to find victory in survival.

Part of the Know How: The Study Room Guide on Live Art Live Art and working with older individuals and communities. (P3140)

Performativity and Performance

Reference: P2901 | ISBN: 978-0415910552

From the age of Aristotle to the age of AIDS, writers, thinkers, performers and activists have wresteled with what “performance” is all about. At the same moment, “performativity”–a new concept in language theory–has become a ubiquitous term in literary studies. This volume grapples with the nature of these two key terms whose traces can be found everywhere: in the theatre, in the streets, in philosophy, in questions of race and gender, and in the sentences we speak.

Heroes: Mass Murder and Suicide

Author: Franco “Bifo” Berardi | Reference: P2669 | ISBN: 9781781685785

Publication exploring the relationship between capitalism and mental health.

Male Trouble: Masculinity and the Performance of Crisis

Author: Fintan Walsh | Reference: P2409 | ISBN: 9780230579699

Male Trouble explores how Wetern masculinity has increasingly appeared as a troubled gender category in recent times, using a variety of performative case studies. Includes a chapter on work by Ron Athey and Franko B. 

Vienna Actionism

Reference: P2359 | ISBN: 9783865608819

Collection of texts on Actionism in Vienna, including biographies and images.

Desire – ICA Documents

Reference: P2017 | ISBN: 905263006

With texts by Victor Burgin, Rosalind coward, John Forrester, Rosemary Gordon, Mary Kelly, Julia Kristeva, Toril Moi, Laura Mulvey, Kathy Myers, Riccardo Steiner.

Critical Theory and practice: A Coursebook

Author: Keith Green and Jill Lebihan | Reference: P1264 | ISBN: 0-415-11439-X

This book is a kind donation by Natasha Davis

The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema

Author: Slavoj Zizek | Reference: D0869

A film about cinema itself presented by Slovenian philosopher and psychoanalyst Slavoj Zizek