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Routledge Research in Art and Politics


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Routledge Research in Art and Politics is a new series focusing on politics and government as examined by scholars working in the fields of art history and visual studies. Proposals for monographs and edited collections on this topic are welcomed.

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Politics and Heidegger’s Concept of Thinking in Contemporary Art

Politics and Heidegger’s Concept of Thinking in Contemporary Art

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Louise Carrie Wales
September 10, 2021

Responding to Heidegger’s stark warnings concerning the essence of technology, this book demonstrates art’s capacity to emancipate the life-world from globalized technological consciousness. Louise Carrie Wales presents the work of four contemporary artists – Martha Rosler, Christian Boltanski, ...

Art and Gentrification in the Changing Neoliberal Landscape

Art and Gentrification in the Changing Neoliberal Landscape

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Tijen Tunalı
May 31, 2021

Art and Gentrification in the Changing Neoliberal Landscape brings together various disciplinary perspectives and diverse theories on art’s dialectical and evolving relationship with urban regeneration processes. It engages in the accumulated discussions on art’s role in gentrification, yet changes...

Constructing the Memory of War in Visual Culture since 1914 The Eye on War

Constructing the Memory of War in Visual Culture since 1914: The Eye on War

1st Edition

Edited By Ann Murray
March 31, 2021

This collection provides a transnational, interdisciplinary perspective on artistic responses to war from 1914 to the present, analysing a broad selection of the rich, complex body of work which has emerged in response to conflicts since the Great War. Many of the creators examined here embody the ...

Terrorism and the Arts Practices and Critiques in Contemporary Cultural Production

Terrorism and the Arts: Practices and Critiques in Contemporary Cultural Production

1st Edition

Edited By Jonathan Harris
March 16, 2021

This book assesses the key definitions, forms, contexts and impacts of terrorist activity on the arts in the modern era, using historical and contemporary perspectives. Its empirical case studies include theatre, literature, music, visual art, mass media, film and the mores of ‘ordinary life.’ ...

Art and Activism in the Age of Systemic Crisis Aesthetic Resilience

Art and Activism in the Age of Systemic Crisis: Aesthetic Resilience

1st Edition

Edited By Eliza Steinbock, Bram Ieven, Marijke de Valck
October 08, 2020

This book examines how renewed forms of artistic activism were developed in the wake of the neoliberal repression since the 1980s. The volume shows the diverse ways in which artists have sought to confront systemic crises around the globe, searching for new and enduring forms of building ...

The Political Portrait Leadership, Image and Power

The Political Portrait: Leadership, Image and Power

1st Edition

Edited By Luciano Cheles, Alessandro Giacone
July 21, 2020

The leader's portrait, produced in a variety of media (statues, coins, billboards, posters, stamps), is a key instrument of propaganda in totalitarian regimes, but increasingly also dominates political communication in democratic countries as a result of the personalization and spectacularization ...

WPA Posters in an Aesthetic, Social, and Political Context A New Deal for Design

WPA Posters in an Aesthetic, Social, and Political Context: A New Deal for Design

1st Edition

By Cory Pillen
March 16, 2020

This book examines posters produced by the Works Progress Administration (WPA), a federal relief program designed to create jobs in the United States during the Great Depression. Cory Pillen focuses on several issues addressed repeatedly in the roughly 2,200 extant WPA posters created between 1935 ...

Social Practice Art in Turbulent Times The Revolution Will Be Live

Social Practice Art in Turbulent Times: The Revolution Will Be Live

1st Edition

Edited By Eric J. Schruers, Kristina Olson
August 12, 2019

This volume is an anthology of current groundbreaking research on social practice art. Contributing scholars provide a variety of assessments of recent projects as well as earlier precedents, define approaches to art production, and provide crucial political context. The topics and art projects ...

Italian Modern Art in the Age of Fascism

Italian Modern Art in the Age of Fascism

1st Edition

By Anthony White
July 23, 2019

This book examines the work of several modern artists, including Fortunato Depero, Scipione, and Mario Radice, who were working in Italy during the time of Benito Mussolini’s rise and fall. It provides a new history of the relationship between modern art and fascism. The study begins from the ...

Modernity, History, and Politics in Czech Art

Modernity, History, and Politics in Czech Art

1st Edition

By Marta Filipová
July 23, 2019

This book traces the influence of the changing political environment on Czech art, criticism, history, and theory between 1895 and 1939, looking beyond the avant-garde to the peripheries of modern art. The period is marked by radical political changes, the formation of national and regional ...

Reframing Migration, Diversity and the Arts The Postmigrant Condition

Reframing Migration, Diversity and the Arts: The Postmigrant Condition

1st Edition

By Moritz Schramm, Sten Pultz Moslund, Anne Ring Petersen, Mirjam Gebauer, Hans Christian Post, Sabrina Vitting-Seerup, Frauke Wiegand
June 03, 2019

This book offers a compelling study of contemporary developments in European migration studies and the representation of migration in the arts and cultural institutions. It introduces scholars and students to the new concept of ‘postmigration’, offering a review of the origin of the concept (in ...

Socially Engaged Art in Contemporary China Voices from Below

Socially Engaged Art in Contemporary China: Voices from Below

1st Edition

By Meiqin Wang
March 20, 2019

This book provides an in-depth and thematic analysis of socially engaged art in Mainland China, exploring its critical responses to and creative interventions in China’s top-down, pro-urban, and profit-oriented socioeconomic transformations. It focuses on the socially conscious practices of eight ...

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