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The Arts Britain still Ignores?

Author: Jerri Daboo | Digital Reference: EF5370

Forty years since the publication of Naseem Khan’s seminal report The Arts Britain Ignores, how much has changed?

Organ Player

Author: Narcissister | Reference: D2320

One of the contemporary art world’s most acclaimed mixed-media & performance artists, is the subject of this smart, sassy documentary that showcases her spectacle-rich approach to explorations of gender, racial identity, and sexuality. Bonus features include two deleted scenes.

 

An Apartment on Uranus

Author: Paul B. Preciado | Reference: P4104 | ISBN: 978-1-913097-07-3

Recounts Preciado’s transformation from Beatriz into Paul B., and examines other processes of political, cultural and sexual transition.

Shy Radicals: The Anti-systemic Politics of the Introvert Militant

Author: Hamja Ahsan | Reference: P4094 | ISBN: 978-1906012571

Drawing together communiques, covert interviews and underground histories of introvert struggles (Introfada), here for the first time is a detailed documentation of the political demands of shy people. 

Signed copy.

Trap Door: Trans Cultural Production and the Politics of Visibility

Reference: P4076 | ISBN: 9-780262-036603

Delves into themes as wide-ranging yet interconnected as beauty, performativity, activism, and police brutality. Collectively, they attest to how trans people are frequently offered “doors”—entrances to visibility and recognition—that are actually “traps,” accommodating trans bodies and communities only insofar as they cooperate with dominant norms.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Shortlist LIVE! Issue 1

Reference: P4064 | ISBN: 9871916424371

Publication on a new entity of events as part of ANTI Festival, where the artists shortlisted for the International Prize of Live Art present their work.

In English and Finnish.

Unicorn: The Memoir of a Muslim Drag Queen

Author: Amrou Al-Kadhi | Reference: P4058 | ISBN: 978-0008306069

From a god-fearing Muslim boy enraptured with their mother, to a vocal, queer drag queen estranged from their family, this is a heart-breaking and hilarious memoir about the author’s fight to be true to themself.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Gothic Queer Culture

Author: Laura Westengard | Reference: P4053 | ISBN: 978-1-4962-1702-8

Using interdisciplinary cultural studies to examine the gothicism in queer art, literature, and thought the author argues that during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries a queer culture has emerged that challenges and responds to traumatic marginalization by creating a distinctly gothic aesthetic.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Last Night Art Saved My Life

Digital Reference: EF5320

Audio recording from the informal event which included a practical session of creating ‘access and equality riders’ for artists and audiences. LADA, 26 June 2018. 2 audio files.

The Crossing of Innumerable Paths

Author: Guy Brett | Reference: P4049 | ISBN: 978-1-909932-531

The fourteen essays bringing together a unique gathering of artists, many of whome make works which arise out of responses to the situation or the environment in which they find themselves.

Making Difference: Mapping the Discursive Terrain of Multiculturalism

Author: Barbara Kirschenblatt-Gimble | Reference: A0875

A critical examination of the varieties of multiculturalism and the way they structure difference.

Strength of Our Mothers

Author: SuAndi | Reference: P4045 | ISBN: 978-1789721294

Documents the lives of 23 white women in interracial relationships with African and Afro-Caribbean men from the 1940s to 2000. Each women's story is told in their own voice or by their children.

Arts of the Working Class: the Americas Issue

Reference: P4038

The 7th issue of the newspaper is the first one to focus on a region; it commits to reconsidering Americas colonial stories and their marks on its present global condition. In multiple languages.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

Black Performance Theory

Reference: P4026 | ISBN: 978-0-8223-5616-5

Considering how blackness is imagined in and through performance, the contributors address topics including flight as a persistent theme in African American aesthetics, the circulation of minstrel tropes in Liverpool and in Afro-Mexican settlements in Oaxaca, and the reach of hip-hop politics as people around the world embrace the music and dance.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)
 

Nonbinary: Memoirs of gender and identity

Reference: P4023 | ISBN: 978-0231185332

Thirty authors highlight how our experiences are shaped by a deeply entrenched gender binary. 

The Sound of Culture: Diaspora and Black Technopoetics

Author: Louis Chude-Sokei | Reference: P4016 | ISBN: 978-0819575777

Explores the histories of race and technology in a world made by slavery, colonialism, and industrialization. Beginning in the late nineteenth century and moving through to the twenty-first, the book argues for the dependent nature of those histories. 

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.

hereafter

Reference: P3975

How do artists respond to the question of collective survival in the face of crisis? Can writing articulate, subvert and test the ever-present question of the future in modes that are nonlinear, affective and even choreographic? What are our hopes, fears and desires?

Part of Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Performing Image

Author: Isobel Harbison | Reference: P3973 | ISBN: 9780262039215

Examines how artists have combined performance and moving image in their work since the 1960s, and how this work anticipates our changing relations to images since the advent of smart phones and the spread of online prosumerism.

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)

Adrien Sina collection

Author: Adrien Sina | Digital Reference: EF5293

Includes: 
The  Fables of la Fontaine 5 (2007)
Walking Around Planet (2005)
Suspended Moments (2007)
Toubabou… Toubabou… (2007)
Farafin a ni Toubabou (2007)
The Small Clouds Crossing the Sky of the Soul (2007)
 

A Billion Black Anthropocenes or None

Reference: P3911 | ISBN: 978-1517907532

Examines how the grammar of geology is foundational to establishing the extractive economies of subjective life and the earth under colonialism and slavery. 

Enacting Nature: Ecocritical Perspectives on Indigenous Performance

Reference: P3903 | ISBN: 978-2875741462

Acknowledging that the future of humankind is global, this volume explores the multi-faceted semantics of ecology in contemporary Indigenous theater and performance. 

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

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.

A Guide to Being an Artist and Being Ok (don’t worry, we’re all pretending)

Reference: P3794

A collection of poetry, ramblings, rants and images by artists who suffer with some form of depression and or anxiety

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

Author: Robin Diangelo | Reference: P3776 | ISBN: 978-0-8070-4741-5

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

Narratives in Black British Dance: Embodied Practices

Reference: P3775 | ISBN: 978-3-319-70313-8

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

Author: Joshua Chambers-Letson | Reference: P3772 | ISBN: 978-1-4798-3277-4

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).

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)

Black and Blur

Author: Fred Moten | Reference: P3757 | ISBN: 978-0-8223-7016-1

The first volume in the trilogy consent not to be a single being engages in a capacious consideration of the place and force of blackness in African diaspora arts, politics, and life.

Animacies: Biopolitics, Racial Mattering, and Queer Affect

Author: Mel Y. Chen | Reference: P3760 | ISBN: 978-0822352723

Draws on recent debates about sexuality, race, and affect to examine how matter that is considered insensate, immobile, or deathly animates cultural lives.

Fabulous: The Rise of the Beautiful Eccentric

Author: Madison Moore | Reference: P3756 | ISBN: 978-0-300-20470-4

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

Author: Ed Morales | Reference: P3748 | ISBN: 9781784783198

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.

Epistemologies of the South: Justice against Epistemicide

Author: Boaventura De Sousa Santos | Reference: P3755 | ISBN: 978-161205545-9

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