Art as a Political Witness

Art as a Political Witness


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783847405801
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 05/02/2017
Pages: 239
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x (d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Kia Lindroos is professor in the department of social sciences and philosophy at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland.

Frank Möller is senior research fellow at the Tampere Peace Research Institute in the School of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Tampere, Finland.

Table of Contents

List of Figures 7

List of Plates 10

Contributors 12

Preface 15

Plate section 17

1 Witnessing in Contemporary Art and Politics 33

2 Image Control in the Age of Terror 57

3 The Body Remembers: Dance, Discourses of Citizenship, Phenomenology and Memory 65

4 Chris Marker as Cinematic Witness 79

5 Embodied Witnessing: Indigenous Performance Art as Political Dissent 99

6 Art as Remembrance and Trace in Post-Conflict Latin America 117

7 Achrafiyeh Invaded-The Politics of Fear in a Visual Representation of the Lebanese Factionalism 139

8 Witnessing Language: Charles Bernstein and 9/11 161

9 Bearing Witness and Playing in Ruins: On the Onto-Poetics of Abandoned Places 179

10 Children Witnessing War: Emotions Embodied in the Theatre Play Wij/Zij 199

11 The Violence of Witnessing 219

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