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Artmaking in the Age of Global Capitalism: Visual Practices, Philosophy, Politics

Jan Bryant

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474456944
eISBN:
9781474476867
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474456944.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

What strategies are visual artists and filmmakers using to criticise the social and economic conditions shaping our particular historical moment? This question is answered by considering the methods ... More


A Weak Messianic Power: Figures of a Time to Come in Benjamin, Derrida, and Celan

Michael G. Levine

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823255108
eISBN:
9780823260850
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255108.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In his famous theses on the philosophy of history Benjamin writes: “We have been endowed with a weak messianic power to which the past has a claim.” This claim addresses us not just from the past but ... More


Epigenetics and the Biocitizen: Body Temporality and Political Agency in the Postgenomic Age

Kelly E. Happe

in Biocitizenship: The Politics of Bodies, Governance, and Power

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781479845194
eISBN:
9781479846306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479845194.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Epigenetics, it is claimed, has opened the door to considering the ways that human bodies undergo environmentally-induced change and more radical still, how those changes can be inherited. ... More


A Time to Come: Hunchbacked Theology, Post-Freudian Psychoanalysis, and Historical Materialism

Michael G. Levine

in A Weak Messianic Power: Figures of a Time to Come in Benjamin, Derrida, and Celan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823255108
eISBN:
9780823260850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255108.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The chapter introduces the notion of a time to come in the work of Benjamin, Derrida and Celan and its relationship to the notion of a weak messianic power in Benjamin’s theses on the concept of ... More


The Hydro-Social Cycle and the Making of Cyborg Worlds

Erik Swyngedouw

in Liquid Power: Contested Hydro-Modernities in Twentieth-Century Spain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262029032
eISBN:
9780262326957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029032.003.0002
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter explores the theoretical framework on which the book is based. Four key theoretical pillars provide the foundation for the narrative structure deployed throughout the book. First, a ... More


Conclusion

Jan Bryant

in Artmaking in the Age of Global Capitalism: Visual Practices, Philosophy, Politics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474456944
eISBN:
9781474476867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474456944.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

A small selection of works was presented in Part III as examples to show how artists are operating in the contested spaces of the political aesthetic today. Consistent with the historical materialist ... More


Conclusion

Henning Schmidgen

in Bruno Latour in Pieces: An Intellectual Biography

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263691
eISBN:
9780823266555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263691.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The conclusion argues that Bruno Latourșs philosophy is characterized by the gesture of innovation. His ultimate aim is to provide a new sociology for a new society. However, Latour’s innovation ... More


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