Art & Visual Culture: Contemporary Art

  • Art, Religion, Amnesia: The Enchantments of Credulity book cover

    Art, Religion, Amnesia

    The Enchantments of Credulity, 1st Edition

    By Donald Preziosi

    Art, Religion, Amnesia addresses the relationship between art and religion in contemporary culture, directly challenging contemporary notions of art and religion as distinct social phenomena and explaining how such Western terms represent alternative and even antithetical modes of world-making. In…

    Paperback – 2013-11-29

  • Culturally Relevant Arts Education for Social Justice: A Way Out of No Way book cover

    Culturally Relevant Arts Education for Social Justice

    A Way Out of No Way, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mary Stone Hanley, Gilda L Sheppard, George W. Noblit, Thomas Barone

    A groundswell of interest has led to significant advances in understanding and using Culturally Responsive Arts Education to promote social justice and education. This landmark volume provides a theoretical orientation to these endeavors. Examining a range of efforts across different forms of art,…

    Paperback – 2013-04-11

  • Interrogating Trauma: Collective Suffering in Global Arts and Media book cover

    Interrogating Trauma

    Collective Suffering in Global Arts and Media, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mick Broderick, Antonio Traverso

    Throughout the past century, traumatic experiences have been re-enacted frequently by evolving media and art forms. Now there is a significant body of theory across academic disciplines focused on the representation of cataclysmic European and US historical events. However, less critical attention…

    Paperback – 2013-02-15

  • Theorizing Visual Studies: Writing Through the Discipline book cover

    Theorizing Visual Studies

    Writing Through the Discipline, 1st Edition

    Edited by James Elkins, Kristi McGuire, Maureen Burns, Alicia Chester, Joel Kuennen

    This forward-thinking collection brings together over sixty essays that invoke images to summon, interpret, and argue with visual studies and its neighboring fields such as art history, media studies, visual anthropology, critical theory, cultural studies, and aesthetics. The product of a…

    Paperback – 2012-12-13

  • Legislating Creativity: The Intersections of Art and Politics book cover

    Legislating Creativity

    The Intersections of Art and Politics, 1st Edition

    By Dustin Kidd

    How does political policy-making shape the creative activities of artists? Do the political interests of artists influence actual political practices in any way? Legislating Creativity examines the relationship between art and politics through an analysis of controversial art projects tied to the…

    Paperback – 2012-07-27
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Represent: Art and Identity Among the Black Upper-Middle Class book cover


    Art and Identity Among the Black Upper-Middle Class, 1st Edition

    By Patricia A. Banks

    Patricia A. Banks traverses the New York and Atlanta art worlds to uncover how black identities are cultivated through black art patronage. Drawing on over 100 in-depth interviews, observations at arts events, and photographs of art displayed in homes, Banks elaborates a racial identity theory of…

    Paperback – 2012-07-11
    Routledge Research in Race and Ethnicity

  • Mobile Interface Theory: Embodied Space and Locative Media book cover

    Mobile Interface Theory

    Embodied Space and Locative Media, 1st Edition

    By Jason Farman

    Mobile media – from mobile phones to smartphones to netbooks – are transforming our daily lives. We communicate, we locate, we network, we play, and much more using our mobile devices. In Mobile Interface Theory, Jason Farman demonstrates how the worldwide adoption of mobile technologies is…

    Paperback – 2011-12-02

  • The Sound Handbook book cover

    The Sound Handbook

    1st Edition

    By Tim Crook

    'Tim Crook has written an important and much-needed book, and its arrival on our shelves has come at a highly appropriate time.' Professor Seán Street, Bournemouth University The Sound Handbook maps theoretical and practical connections between the creation and study of sound across the multi-media…

    Paperback – 2011-11-18
    Media Practice

  • Considering Animals: Contemporary Studies in Human–Animal Relations book cover

    Considering Animals

    Contemporary Studies in Human–Animal Relations, 1st Edition

    Edited by Carol Freeman, Elizabeth Leane, Yvette Watt

    Considering Animals draws on the expertise of scholars trained in the biological sciences, humanities, and social sciences to investigate the complex and contradictory relationships humans have with nonhuman animals. Taking their cue from the specific 'animal moments' that punctuate these…

    Hardback – 2011-06-23

  • Social Works: Performing Art, Supporting Publics book cover

    Social Works

    Performing Art, Supporting Publics, 1st Edition

    By Shannon Jackson

    ‘a game-changer, a must-read for scholars, students and artists alike’ – Tom Finkelpearl At a time when art world critics and curators heavily debate the social, and when community organizers and civic activists are reconsidering the role of aesthetics in social reform, this book makes explicit…

    Paperback – 2011-02-21

  • Rethinking Contemporary Art and Multicultural Education book cover

    Rethinking Contemporary Art and Multicultural Education

    2nd Edition

    By New Museum

    For over a decade, Contemporary Art and Multicultural Education has served as the guide to multicultural art education, connecting everyday experience, social critique, and creative expression with classroom learning. The much-anticipated Rethinking Contemporary Art and Multicultural Education…

    Paperback – 2010-12-14

  • Contemporary British Art: An Introduction book cover

    Contemporary British Art

    An Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Grant Pooke

    The last few decades have been among the most dynamic within recent British cultural history. Artists across all genres and media have developed and re-fashioned their practice against a radically changing social and cultural landscape – both national and global. This book takes a fresh look at…

    Paperback – 2010-09-24

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