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ISSN (Online) 2164-1668
Published by Emory College of Arts and Sciences [1 journal]
- Ritual Protest and the Theater of Dissent
Abstract: The politics that inform these actions, where not entirely opaque, are based on a semi-spiritual belief that the right recipe of symbolism, passion, and powerful visuals will inspire significant political action that will alter the course of this or that unjust policy or state of affairs. Organizers want to inspire the people who view their protest images on their phones.
PubDate: Fri, 03 Mar 2017 22:18:26 +000
- Authors: Virginia Hotchkiss
- The New Cult of Consensus
Abstract: The social bases of political conflict thus erased, consensus historians go on to suppress the significance of antislavery politics, even to the point of denying that politics played any role in whatsoever in the destruction of slavery. These crucial erasures are once again explained by reference of a broad political consensus—not the liberal consensus of Hofstadter and Hartz, but the smothering, all-consuming consensus in favor of “white male supremacy.” It’s still consensus history; it’s just a different consensus.
PubDate: Wed, 25 Jan 2017 19:00:15 +000
- Authors: James Oakes
- The Origin of the Species
Abstract: The “white working class,” like the “black community,” is an abstraction that does not exist anywhere in the real world. The U.S. working class is broad and diverse. It’s not even all that white any more and certainly not all that male. Its conditions are determined by its position within a political economy but, like everyone else, the experience and consciousness of individual workers is formed by a whole series of contingent relationships and experiences. The recent use of the trope of the angry white working class attempts to extract white workers from these class dynamics and present them as a demonized and marginalized natural group.
PubDate: Wed, 25 Jan 2017 18:00:37 +000
- Authors: Mark Dudzic
- Craft and Conquest
Abstract: Aravena’s entire Biennale, then, its emphasis on “natural” materials—the omnipresence of earthen brick and tile—its insistence on the collaboration among state and humanitarian actors, all lead to the quayside behind the Arsenale, to a Catalan vault through which a starchitect advances his brand and a global conglomerate advances its sales.
PubDate: Wed, 25 Jan 2017 12:00:33 +000
- Authors: Adrian Anagnost
- The Significance of Form
Abstract: Formalism assumes that the features being picked out are part of a “best possible” construction of what was done when the work was created. In this way formalism can work equally well for those who see intention as equivalent to meaning and those who see intention as a naïve and unworkable construct. In the latter case it is able at once to attribute significance through the quasi-intentionalist mode of writing described here, and to pass in everyday description as “anti-intentionalist,” as writers from Wölfflin and Shklovsky to Clement Greenberg have combined this general way of operating with explicit denials of the admissibility of artists’ actual, consciously made, statements about their own work.
PubDate: Wed, 25 Jan 2017 11:00:55 +000
- Authors: Sam Rose
- Three Texts by Allen Grossman
Abstract: These three texts are a small part of a significant body of unpublished and uncollected work by the poet and critic Allen Grossman. I. “An Introductory Lecture in the Humanities” is the first of three different opening lectures for Humanities 1, the general education course that Grossman taught for many years at Brandeis University. This […]
PubDate: Sun, 15 Jan 2017 00:21:36 +000
- Authors: Oren Izenberg
- Eulogy for Martin Luther King Jr.
Abstract: The death of Martin Luther King leaves, in my imagination, no liberal position. Only a radical critique of learning and, if that is still worthwhile, of political life, is sufficient.
PubDate: Sun, 15 Jan 2017 00:20:21 +000
- Authors: Allen Grossman
- An Introductory Lecture in The Humanities
Abstract: Ladies and Gentlemen, the Iliad does not believe in you, the Aeneid does not regard you as real, the Divine Comedy does not understand you — and yet each demands of you that you believe in it, understand it, and regard it as real.
PubDate: Sun, 15 Jan 2017 00:19:08 +000
- Authors: Allen Grossman
- The Scene of Instruction
Abstract: “Where is it?” “In this mist.”
PubDate: Sun, 15 Jan 2017 00:07:15 +000
- Authors: Allen Grossman
- Encountering “September Sky”
Abstract: Nonsite is pleased to announce the publication of Promesse du Bonheur, a collection of new poems by Michael Fried accompanied by more than thirty photographs by James Welling. The book is appearing under the double aegis of nonsite.org and David Zwirner Books, and is available through David Zwirner Books and Amazon. To mark its publication, we offer an essay by Fried analyzing one of the poems in the collection, "September Sky," along with an abstract photograph by Welling which serves, in the book, as an introduction to the collection.
PubDate: Mon, 02 Jan 2017 21:57:06 +000
- Authors: Michael Fried