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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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Soviet Socialist Realism and Art in the Asia-Pacific

Soviet Socialist Realism and Art in the Asia-Pacific

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Alison Carroll
October 08, 2024

This study evaluates how the ideology of Socialist Realism, developed by the Soviets in policies and the practices of art, has been influential in the Asia Pacific region from 1917 until today. Focusing primarily on Russia, then China, Vietnam, Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines and ...

Interrogating the Visual Culture of Trumpism

Interrogating the Visual Culture of Trumpism

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Grant Hamming, Natalie E. Phillips
September 02, 2024

 Bringing together scholars from art history, visual studies, and related disciplines, this edited volume asks why Trumpism looks the way it does and what that look means for American – and global – society.   Grouped into six categories, the essays in this volume tackle some of the most ...

Dutch Neorealism, Cinema, and the Politics of Painting, 1927–1945

Dutch Neorealism, Cinema, and the Politics of Painting, 1927–1945

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Stephanie Lebas Huber
August 23, 2024

This study offers a radically new perspective on Dutch Neorealist work, one that emphasizes the role of film as an apparatus, the effects of which, when emulated in painting, can reproduce the affective experience of film-watching. More of a tendency than a tightly defined style or ism, ...

Politics and Heidegger’s Concept of Thinking in Contemporary Art

Politics and Heidegger’s Concept of Thinking in Contemporary Art

1st Edition

By Louise Carrie Wales
May 27, 2024

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 enframing. Louise Carrie Wales presents the work of five contemporary artists – Martha Rosler, Christian Boltanski, ...

Political Economy, Race, and the Image of Nature in the United States, 1825–1878

Political Economy, Race, and the Image of Nature in the United States, 1825–1878

1st Edition

By Evan Robert Neely
May 01, 2024

Political Economy, Race, and the Image of Nature in the United States, 1825–1878 is an interdisciplinary work analyzing the historical origins of a dominant concept of Nature in the culture of the United States during the period of its expansion across the continent. Chapters analyze the ways in ...

Art and Politics During the Cold War Poland and the Netherlands

Art and Politics During the Cold War: Poland and the Netherlands

1st Edition

By Michał Wenderski
February 29, 2024

Drawing on thousands of historical documents from Polish and Dutch archives, this book explores Cold War cultural exchange between so-called ‘smaller powers’ of this global conflict, which thus far has been predominately explored from the perspective of the two superpowers or more pivotal countries...

Art, Labour, Text and Radical Care

Art, Labour, Text and Radical Care

1st Edition

By Adam Walker
December 05, 2023

Through developing an ethical-methodological approach of ‘radical care', this book explores how critical artistic practice might contribute to the materialisation of more equal, more collectively fulfilling, possibilities of being. The chapters trace a set of interweaving lineages perpetuating ...

Postmigration, Transculturality and the Transversal Politics of Art

Postmigration, Transculturality and the Transversal Politics of Art

1st Edition

By Anne Ring Petersen
November 16, 2023

This is the first book to develop a postmigrant analytical perspective for the study of art, concentrating on how postmigration reopens the study of contemporary art and migration. The book introduces art historians and other scholars with a methodological interest in cultural analysis to the ...

Art and Gentrification in the Changing Neoliberal Landscape

Art and Gentrification in the Changing Neoliberal Landscape

1st Edition

Edited By Tijen Tunalı
September 25, 2023

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...

Art, Exhibition and Erasure in Nazi Vienna

Art, Exhibition and Erasure in Nazi Vienna

1st Edition

By Laura Morowitz
August 11, 2023

This book examines three exhibitions of contemporary art held at the Vienna Künstlerhaus during the period of National Socialist rule and shows how each attempted to culturally erase elements anathema to Nazi ideology: the City, the Jewess and fin-de-siècle Vienna. Each of the exhibits was large ...

Visual Redress in Africa from Indigenous and New Materialist Perspectives

Visual Redress in Africa from Indigenous and New Materialist Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By Elmarie Costandius, Gera de Villiers
June 20, 2023

Through an indigenous and new materialist thinking approach, this book discusses various examples in Africa where colonial public art, statues, signs and buildings were removed or changed after countries’ independence. An African perspective on these processes will bring new understandings and ...

Street Art and Activism in the Greater Caribbean Impossible States, Virtual Publics

Street Art and Activism in the Greater Caribbean: Impossible States, Virtual Publics

1st Edition

By Jana Evans Braziel
September 06, 2022

Foregrounding street art in the capital cities of Cuba, Haiti, and Puerto Rico, this book argues that Antillean street artists diagnose the “impossible state” of the arrested present (colonized, occupied, or under dictatorship) while simultaneously imagining liberated futures and fully sovereign ...

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