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The Work of Art: The Things that Fall Apart

Cecilia Sjöholm

in Doing Aesthetics with Arendt: How to See Things

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231173087
eISBN:
9780231539906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173087.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

For Arendt, works of art long survive their creator. Arendt conceives of works of art in relation to their public space, something resilient and permanent. But permanence is not merely material - it ... More


In Near Ruins: Cultural Theory at the End of the Century

Nicholas B. Dirks

in Autobiography of an Archive: A Scholar's Passage to India

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169677
eISBN:
9780231538510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169677.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the state of cultural theory at the end of the twentieth century. It begins by considering Michael Ondaatje's 1993 novel The English Patient, which the protagonist is the ... More


Telling Stories About Unknown People in Faraway Countries: US Travelogues About Mexico in the 1930s and 1940s

Isabel Arredondo

in Storytelling in World Cinemas: Contexts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163378
eISBN:
9780231850254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163378.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter comments on the way the US represented Latin America in late 1930s and 1940s travelogues about Mexico, by offering a postcolonial reading of those travelogues, particularly their use of ... More


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