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Almost Nothing: Observations on precarious practices in contemporary art

Anna Dezeuze

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719088575
eISBN:
9781526120717
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088575.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

This book proposes a new reading of contemporary art between 1958 and 2009 by sketching out a trajectory of ‘precarious’ art practices. Such practices risk being dismissed as ‘almost nothing’ because ... More


Introduction: Japan’s Possible Futures

Frank Baldwin and Anne Allison

in Japan: The Precarious Future

Published in print:
1953
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479889389
eISBN:
9781479830893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479889389.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

The earthquake, tidal wave, and nuclear meltdown in 2011 brought enormous loss of life and destruction to a Japan already grappling with recession, demographic dilemmas, and challenges from China. ... More


Precarity and Hope: Social Connectedness in Postcapitalist Japan

Anne Allison

in Japan: The Precarious Future

Published in print:
1953
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479889389
eISBN:
9781479830893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479889389.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

In postwar Japan, durable attachments—to workplace and family—were the normative ideal. In post-Bubble Japan, the family-corporate system, along with its logics of time and security, has started to ... More


The Modernist Art of Queer Survival

Benjamin Bateman

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190676537
eISBN:
9780190676568
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190676537.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book explores an archive of modernist literature that conceives survival as a collective enterprise linking lives across boundaries of race, time, class, species, gender, and sexuality. As ... More


Introduction: almost nothing

Anna Dezeuze

in Almost Nothing: Observations on precarious practices in contemporary art

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719088575
eISBN:
9781526120717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088575.003.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

This introduction introduces the term ‘precariousness’ by contrasting it with the ‘ephemeral’. Precarious practices that explore the ‘almost nothing’ are situated in the context of studies of ... More


Postscript: on the humanism of precarious works

Anna Dezeuze

in Almost Nothing: Observations on precarious practices in contemporary art

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719088575
eISBN:
9781526120717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088575.003.0007
Subject:
Art, Art History

Arendt’s humanist perspective, which is central to this study, is interrogated in this postscript in two ways. Firsty, it is contrasted with the ‘Chinese’ model of thought proposed by François ... More


Precarity/Abandonment

Philip Armstrong

in Nancy and the Political

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748683178
eISBN:
9781474408684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748683178.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Nancy refers with some frequency in his writings to abandonment, a condition of being abandoned that comes to characterize many of the larger concepts for which his writings are better known. While ... More


Themes and variation: 2000

Joseph Mai

in Robert Guédiguian

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780719096471
eISBN:
9781526124104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096471.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the thematic variety of Guédiguian’s work since the 2000, starting with the dystopian La ville est tranquille. It deepens the analysis of friendship, the non-consanguine family, ... More


Is welfare-to-work working? Relationships with work over time

Ruth Patrick

in For Whose Benefit?: The Everyday Realities of Welfare Reform

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447333463
eISBN:
9781447333517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447333463.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter explores experiences of paid employment, and in particular the employment journeys of participants during the time of the research. This is contextualised by a discussion of their ... More


Dialogue: focus groups with young and mature unemployed

Jennifer Yeager and Jonathan Culleton

in The Sociology of Unemployment

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719097904
eISBN:
9781781708903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097904.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter posits the ‘money economy’ in Ireland as the key site for the construction and legitimation of identities. We propose that employment is in fact the central valued social role in Irish ... More


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