Naked Politics

Author: Brett L. Lunceford
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739177028
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Although public nudity as a form of political action has a history stretching back at least as far as Lady Godiva, Naked Politics: Nudity, Political Action, and the Rhetoric of the Body by Brett Lunceford, is one of the few books that examine political nudity from a rhetorical standpoint. Beginning with the notion that the body itself is communicative beyond the ability to speak, this work examines a variety of cases in which people employ the disrobed body for political ends.

Naked Politics

Author: Brett Lunceford
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 073916709X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Although public nudity as a form of political action has a history stretching back at least as far as Lady Godiva, Naked Politics: Nudity, Political Action, and the Rhetoric of the Body by Brett Lunceford, is one of the few books that examine political nudity from a rhetorical standpoint. Beginning with the notion that the body itself is communicative beyond the ability to speak, this work examines a variety of cases in which people employ the disrobed body for political ends.

Hollywood Unknowns

Author: Anthony Slide
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 1617034754
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Extras, bit players, and stand-ins have been a part of the film industry almost from its conception. On a personal and a professional level, their stories are told in Hollywood Unknowns, the first history devoted to extras from the silent era through the present. Hollywood Unknowns discusses the relationship of the extra to the star, the lowly position in which extras were held, the poor working conditions and wages, and the sexual exploitation of many of the hardworking women striving for a place in Hollywood society. Though mainly anonymous, many are identified by name and, for perhaps the first time, receive equal billing with the stars. And Hollywood Unknowns does not forget the bit players, stand-ins, and doubles, who work alongside the extras facing many of the same privations. Celebrity extras, silent stars who ended their days as extras, or members of various ethnic groups—all gain a deserved luster in acclaimed film writer Anthony Slide’s prose. Chapters document the lives and work of extras from the 1890s to the present. Slide also treats such subjects as the Hollywood Studio Club, Central Casting, the extras in popular literature, and the efforts at unionization through the Screen Actors Guild from the 1930s onwards. Slide chronicles events such as John Barrymore’s walking off set in the middle of the day so the extras could earn another day’s wages, and Cecil B. DeMille’s masterful organizing of casts of thousands in films such as Cleopatra. Through personal interviews, oral histories, and the use of newly available archival material, Slide reveals in Hollywood Unknowns the story of the men, women, and even animals that completed the scenes on the silver screen.

The Naked Blogger of Cairo

Author: Marwan M. Kraidy
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674969502
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Across the Arab world, protesters voiced dissent through slogans, graffiti, puppetry, videos, and satire that called for the overthrow of dictatorial regimes. Investigating what drives people to risk everything to express themselves in rebellious art, Marwan M. Kraidy uncovers the creative insurgency at the heart of the Arab uprisings of 2010–2012.

German Bodies

Author: Uli Linke
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415921220
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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Weaponized Architecture

Author: Léopold Lambert
Publisher: dpr-barcelona
ISBN: 8461537025
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Research informs the development of a project which, rather than defusing these characteristics, attempts to integrate them within the scene of a political struggle. The proposed project dramatizes, through its architecture, a Palestinian disobedience to the colonial legislation imposed on its legal territory. In fact, the State of Israel masters the elaboration of territorial and architectural colonial apparatuses that act directly on Palestinian daily lives. In this regard, it is crucial to observe that 63% of the West Bank is under total control of the Israeli Defense Forces in regards to security, movement, planning and construction. Weaponized Architecture is thus manifested as a Palestinian shelter, with an associated agricultural platform, which expresses its illegality through its architectural vocabulary.

Advances in the Visual Analysis of Social Movements

Author: Nicole Doerr
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1781906351
Format: PDF, Docs
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This special issue of Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change highlights the importance of visuals in the current study of social movements. It is indispensable reading as it introduces new analytical concepts and methodological frameworks for understanding visuals in social movements; combining cultural and political analysis in a fresh, unique and interdisciplinary way. The articles featured in this special issue examine visual expressions of social movements through case studies from across the globe; including: injustice symbols in the Egyptian uprising; contested images from anti-surveillance protests in Germany; gendered visualization of local activism; commemorative videos of activists in recent European protests; and images used in Australian movements against abortion. In the open section of the volume articles examine the work of renowned political science scholar Charles Tilly, and discuss classic concepts in social movement studies. Firstly, considering the concept of repertoire of contention in order to understand the use of distinct contentious performances in Latin America. Secondly, analyzing the role of storytelling in the construction of trust and blame in social movements.

The Naked Crowd

Author: Jeffrey Rosen
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
ISBN: 0375759859
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Argues that in the effort to catch terrorists and prevent future terrorist attacks essential American rights to privacy and liberty are being violated and explains how legislation and technology can create an effective and reasonable balance between security and liberty.

Artificial Hells

Author: Claire Bishop
Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 1844677966
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Since the 1990s, critics and curators have broadly accepted the notion that participatory art is the ultimate political art: that by encouraging an audience to take part an artist can promote new emancipatory social relations. Around the world, the champions of this form of expression are numerous, ranging from art historians such as Grant Kester, curators such as Nicolas Bourriaud and Nato Thompson, to performance theorists such as Shannon Jackson. Artificial Hells is the first historical and theoretical overview of socially engaged participatory art, known in the US as “social practice.” Claire Bishop follows the trajectory of twentieth-century art and examines key moments in the development of a participatory aesthetic. This itinerary takes in Futurism and Dada; the Situationist International; Happenings in Eastern Europe, Argentina and Paris; the 1970s Community Arts Movement; and the Artists Placement Group. It concludes with a discussion of long-term educational projects by contemporary artists such as Thomas Hirschhorn, Tania Bruguera, Pawe? Althamer and Paul Chan. Since her controversial essay in Artforum in 2006, Claire Bishop has been one of the few to challenge the political and aesthetic ambitions of participatory art. In Artificial Hells, she not only scrutinizes the emancipatory claims made for these projects, but also provides an alternative to the ethical (rather than artistic) criteria invited by such artworks. Artificial Hells calls for a less prescriptive approach to art and politics, and for more compelling, troubling and bolder forms of participatory art and criticism.

The Beautyful Ones are Not Yet Born

Author: Ayi Kwei Armah
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 9780435905408
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A railway freight clerk in Ghana attempts to hold out against the pressures that impel him toward corruption in both his family and his country.