Culture as Weapon

The Art of Influence in Everyday Life

Author: Nato Thompson

Publisher: Melville House

ISBN: 1612195741

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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One of the country's leading activist curators explores how corporations and governments have used art and culture to mystify and manipulate us. The production of culture was once the domain of artists, but beginning in the early 1900s, the emerging fields of public relations, advertising and marketing transformed the way the powerful communicate with the rest of us. A century later, the tools are more sophisticated than ever, the onslaught more relentless. In Culture as Weapon, acclaimed curator and critic Nato Thompson reveals how institutions use art and culture to ensure profits and constrain dissent--and shows us that there are alternatives. An eye-opening account of the way advertising, media, and politics work today, Culture as Weapon offers a radically new way of looking at our world.

Making Another World Possible

10 Creative Time Summits, 10 Global Issues, 100 Art Projects

Author: Corina L. Apostol,Nato Thompson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429889399

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 414

View: 3433


Making Another World Possible offers a broad look at an array of socially engaged cultural practices that have become increasingly visible in the past decade, across diverse fields such as visual art, performance, theater, activism, architecture, urban planning, pedagogy, and ecology. Part I of the book introduces the reader to the field of socially engaged art and cultural practice, spanning the past ten years of dynamism and development. Part II presents a visually striking summary of key events from 1945 to the present, offering an expansive view of socially engaged art throughout history, and Part III offers an overview of the current state of the field, elucidating some of the key issues facing practitioners and communities. Finally, Part IV identifies ten global issues and, in turn, documents 100 key artistic projects from around the world to illustrate the various critical, aesthetic and political modes in which artists, cultural workers, and communities are responding to these issues from their specific local contexts. This is a much needed and timely archive that broadens and deepens the conversation on socially engaged art and culture. It includes commissioned essays from noted critics, practitioners, and theorists in the field, as well as key examples that allow insights into methodologies, contextualize the conditions of sites, and broaden the range of what constitutes an engaged culture. Of interest to a wide range of readers, from practitioners and scholars of performance to curators and historians, Making Another World Possible offers both breadth and depth, spanning history and individual works, to offer a unique insight into the field of socially engaged art.

Culture and Customs of Sweden

Author: Byron J. Nordstrom

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313343713

Category: History

Page: 200

View: 8144


This work is an in-depth look at many aspects of contemporary Swedish customs and culture that ties today's nation to an understanding of its history. * Current examples in areas such as film, music, literature, art, and architecture can easily be explored more fully by readers * Numerous photographs and illustrations present some of Sweden's most important people, places, works of art, buildings, etc.

A History of the Roman World 753-146 BC

Author: H.H. Scullard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317709632

Category: History

Page: 576

View: 1431


This definitive study from the author of From the Gracchi to Nero, examines the period from the foundation of Rome to the fall of Carthage. An accessible introduction to these centuries of change, this book will also be useful as context for those studying later developments in Roman history.

American Higher Education Transformed, 1940–2005

Documenting the National Discourse

Author: Wilson Smith,Thomas Bender

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801895852

Category: Education

Page: 544

View: 8318


Wilson Smith and Thomas Bender have assembled an essential reference for policymakers, administrators, and all those interested in the history and sociology of higher education.

The Radical Reader

A Documentary History of the American Radical Tradition

Author: Timothy McCarthy,John McMillian

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 159558742X

Category: History

Page: 688

View: 1370


Radicalism is as American as apple pie. One can scarcely imagine what American society would look like without the abolitionists, feminists, socialists, union organizers, civil-rights workers, gay and lesbian activists, and environmentalists who have fought stubbornly to breathe life into the promises of freedom and equality that lie at the heart of American democracy. The first anthology of its kind, The Radical Reader brings together more than 200 primary documents in a comprehensive collection of the writings of America’s native radical tradition. Spanning the time from the colonial period to the twenty-first century, the documents have been drawn from a wealth of sources—speeches, manifestos, newspaper editorials, literature, pamphlets, and private letters. From Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense” to Kate Millett’s “Sexual Politics,” these are the documents that sparked, guided, and distilled the most influential movements in American history. Brief introductory essays by the editors provide a rich biographical and historical context for each selection included.

Analysis and Assessment, 1940-1979

Author: Cary D. Wintz

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780815322177

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 504

View: 9234


Twenty-nine collected essays represent a critical history of Shakespeare's play as text and as theater, beginning with Samuel Johnson in 1765, and ending with a review of the Royal Shakespeare Company production in 1991. The criticism centers on three aspects of the play: the love/friendship debate.

Down to Earth Sociology: 14th Edition

Introductory Readings, Fourteenth Edition

Author: James M. Henslin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416536205

Category: Reference

Page: 588

View: 1613


A new edition of a popular college reference features thirty percent new articles addressing current issues of contemporary sociology, from politics and religion to crime and poverty, in a volume that links each article to related chapters in widely used introductory textbooks. Original. 35,000 first printing.

Classical Greece

Ancient Histories and Modern Archaeologies

Author: Ian Morris,Francoise Audouze,Cyprian Broodbank

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521456784

Category: History

Page: 244

View: 1165


A reassessment of the archaeology of classical Greece, using modern archaeological approaches to provide a richer understanding of Greek society.