Publisher: Springer




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An Anthropology of Images

Picture, Medium, Body

Author: Hans Belting

Publisher: Princeton University Press


Category: Art

Page: 216

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Presents a new anthropological theory on what pictures are and how they function in society, supported by case studies ranging from Dante's picture theory to the relationship between image and death.

Celluloid Revolt

German Screen Cultures and the Long 1968

Author: Christina Gerhardt

Publisher: Camden House


Category: History

Page: 350

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Provides new insights into German cinema around 1968 and its relationship to the period's epoch-making cultural and political happenings.


Author: Rahel Jaeggi

Publisher: Columbia University Press


Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

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The Hegelian-Marxist idea of alienation fell out of favor after the postmetaphysical rejection of humanism and essentialist views of human nature. In this book Rahel Jaeggi draws on the Hegelian philosophical tradition, phenomenological analyses grounded in modern conceptions of agency, and recent work in the analytical tradition to reconceive alienation as the absence of a meaningful relationship to oneself and others, which manifests in feelings of helplessness and the despondent acceptance of ossified social roles and expectations. A revived approach to alienation helps critical social theory engage with phenomena such as meaninglessness, isolation, and indifference. By severing alienation's link to a problematic conception of human essence while retaining its social-philosophical content, Jaeggi provides resources for a renewed critique of social pathologies, a much-neglected concern in contemporary liberal political philosophy. Her work revisits the arguments of Rousseau, Hegel, Kierkegaard, and Heidegger, placing them in dialogue with Thomas Nagel, Bernard Williams, and Charles Taylor.

Harun Farocki, Nebeneinander

Author: Matthias Michalka

Publisher: Walther Konig


Category: Art

Page: 125

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In his recent exhibition at Vienna's Museum of Modern Art, Harun Farocki showed two split-screen video installations: "Comparison via a Third" looks at international methods of brick-making and "Eye/Machine" takes on contemporary surveillance technology. Farocki's work was also recently seen at Documenta XII, 2007.

Dass die Körper sprechen, auch das wissen wir seit langem

That bodies speak has been known for a long time

Author: Generali Foundation (Vienna, Austria)

Publisher: Walther Konig


Category: Art

Page: 163

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Taking its title from Deleuze, this exhibition and catalogue consider the body linguistically. In what sense do bodies produce language, how are they themselves grasped and defined by it, and what spaces for action are opened up by this understanding? With art by John Baldessari, Allan Kaprow, Mary Kelly, Francesca Woodman, and others.