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Art for Animals: Visual Culture and Animal Advocacy, 1870-1914

Author: J. Keri Cronin | Reference: P4044 | ISBN: 978-0271080109

Explores the early history of animal rights through the images and the people who harnessed their power. 

Performing Endurance: Art and Politics since 1960

Author: Lara Shalson | Reference: P3716 | ISBN: 978-1108426459

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.

Noise, Water, Meat: A History of Sound in the Arts

Author: Douglas Kahn | Reference: P3493 | ISBN: 978-0262611725

This interdisciplinary history and theory of sound in the arts reads the twentieth century by listening to it–to the emphatic and exceptional sounds of modernism and those on the cusp of postmodernism, recorded sound, noise, silence, the fluid sounds of immersion and dripping, and the meat voices of viruses, screams, and bestial cries.

Destruction of Art: Iconoclasm and Vandalism Since the French Revolution

Author: Dario Gamboni | Reference: P3452 | ISBN: 978-1861893161

nitially galvanized by the sweeping obliteration of architecture and art under the Communist regimes of the Soviet Union and eastern bloc countries, Gamboni investigates other instances of destroyed art and architecture around the globe, uncovering a disquieting and surprisingly widespread phenomenon. 

Performing Communities: Grassroots Ensemble Theaters Deeply Rooted in Eight U.S. Communities

Reference: P3295 | ISBN: 978-0976605447

Profiles established ensemble groups from inner-city Los Angeles, small-town northern California, African-American South, multicultural southern Texas, low-income central Appalachia, economically struggling South Bronx New York, and cross-continental Native America.

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

Selma Selman catalogue

Reference: P3133

A catalogue of one of the most important contemporary Roma artists: a comprehensive overview of her oeuvre and a concise insight into the complex questions of the life of ethnic minorities. In Slovenian, Roma and English.

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

Violent Borders: Refugees and the Right to Move

Author: Reece Jones | Reference: P3125 | ISBN: 978-1784784713

Jones travels the border regions of the world, documenting the billions of dollars spent on border security projects, and their dire consequences for the majority of the people in the world. 

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

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).

Acting Together Volume I: Resistance and Reconciliation in Regions of Violence

Reference: P3116 | ISBN: 978-0981559391

A series on Performance and the Creative Transformation of Conflict, describing peacebuilding performances in regions beset by violence and internal conflicts. The first volume emphasizes the role theatre and ritual play both in the midst and in the aftermath of direct violence.

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

Acting Together Volume II: Building Just and Inclusive Communities

Reference: P3117 | ISBN: 978-1613320006

A series on Performance and the Creative Transformation of Conflict, describing peacebuilding performances in regions beset by violence and internal conflicts. The second volume focuses on the transformative power of performance in regions fractured by “subtler” forms of structural violence and social exclusion.

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