Discussions in Contemporary Culture

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Stars Don't Stand Still in the Sky: Music & Myth (Discussions in Contemporary Culture #12)

  • Karen Kelly, Dia Art Foundation

  • Dia Art Foundation

  • softcover

  • 287 pages

  • 1999

  • Out of Print

Edited by Karen Kelly and Evelyn McDonnell, this is the first multidisciplinary book to discuss both popular music and the process by which it has been mythologized by its audience, its chroniclers, and its analysts. It gathers together musicians, music critics, and scholars in the discussion of the mythology of one of our most popular, enduring, and universal cultural forms.

 

Visual Display: Culture Beyond Appearances (Discussions in Contemporary Culture #10)

  • Cooke & Wollen (Editors)

  • Dia Art Foundation

  • ISBN: out of print

  • softcover

  • 352 pages

  • 1999

  • Out of Print

Edited by Lynne Cooke and Peter Wollen. This richly illustrated anthology presents essays by scholars, historians, cultural critics, and curators, who examine a broad range of subjects, such as sci-fi filmmaking, modern medical imaging, tourist art, politico-economic charting, eighteenth-century cabinets of curiosity, and museology, but they share a focus on cultural presentation as historical testimony. Includes essays by Stephen Bann, Scott Bukatman, Lisa Cartwright, Ludmilla Jordanova, Susan Buck-Morss, Ralph Rugoff, Susan Stewart, and others.

 

Culture on the Brink: Ideologies of Technology (Discussions in Contemporary Culture #9)

  • Cooke, Kelly & Funcke

  • Dia Art Foundation

  • ISBN: out of print

  • softcover

  • 222 pages

  • 1998

  • Out of Print

Not a handbook for technologists, this is an engaging examination of some of the most critical questions facing society's infrastructure and soul. These compelling essays by cultural critics, scientists, and artists reinforce how the effects of technoculture must be contended with if we are to understand and actively participate in the sweeping changes our society faces today. The issues covered, among them technology and the new world order, information, artificiality and science, and politics of the body and identity, are each directly relevant to the experience of modern culture.

 

Constructing Masculinity (Discussions in Contemporary Culture #11)

  • Berger, Wallis, etc.

  • Dia Art Foundation

  • softcover

  • 342 pages

  • 1995

  • Out of Print

Constructing Masculinities is organized into five discursive areas addressed by leading academics, social and applied scientists, legal scholars, poets, activists and cultural critics. out of print

 

Black Popular Culture: A Project by Michele Wallace (Discussions in Contemporary Culture #8)

  • Dent, Gina (Editor)

  • Dia Art Foundation

  • ISBN: out of print

  • softcover

  • 374 pages

  • 1992

  • Out of Print

The eighth volume in the award-winning Discussions in Contemporary Culture series, Black Popular Culture examines the roles of artist and audience, producer and critic, and the synergistic relationship between black cultural expressions and their political, economic, and social contexts. An extraordinary array of critics, scholars, and cultural producers explore the multiple meanings of the cultural term "black" and, in so doing, propose an inclusive arena of expression and political possibility within the context of black popular culture.

 

Critical Fictions: The Politics of Imaginative Writing (Discussions in Contemporary Culture #7)

  • Mariani, Philomena (Editor)

  • Dia Art Foundation

  • ISBN: out of print

  • softcover

  • 304 pages

  • 1991

  • Out of Print

This collection of forty-one stories and essays by writers from around the world reflects the politics of imagination by grappling with dilemmas of cultural identity, sexual politics, and systems of oppression.

 

If You Lived Here . . . The City in Art, Theory, and Social Activism: A Project by Martha Rosler (Discussions in Contemporary Culture #6)

  • Wallis, Brian (Editor)

  • Dia Art Foundation

  • ISBN: out of print

  • softcover

  • 312 pages

  • 1991

  • Out of Print

Edited by Brian Wallis. This book documents the present crisis in American urban housing politics and portrays how artists within neghborhood organizations have fought against shortsighted housing politics and real-estate speculation. Essays by Marshall Berman, Rosalyn Deutsche, Kai Erikson, Theresa Funiciello, Alexander Kluge, Peter Marcuse, and others.

 

Democracy: A Project by Group Material (Discussions in Contemporary Culture #5)

  • Wallis, Brian (Editor)

  • Dia Art Foundation

  • ISBN: out of print

  • softcover

  • 334 pages

  • 1990

  • Out of Print

Edited by Brian Wallis. Essays by Noam Chomsky, David Deitcher, Lisa Duggen, Stuart Ewen, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and others. This project by Group Material discusses the notion of democracy within the fields of cultural participation, politics and election, education, and AIDS.

 

Remaking History (Discussions in Contemporary Culture #4)

  • Kruger & Mariani (Editors)

  • Dia Art Foundation

  • ISBN: out of print

  • softcover

  • 308 pages

  • 1989

  • Out of Print

Edited by Barbara Kruger and Phiomena Mariani. This book couments a series of lectures held at Dia, including several commissioned essays, all of which treat from various perspectives alternatives to the received standard of official hitories of different cultures, eras, and ideas. Essays by Edward W. Said, Paula A. Treichler, Cornel West, Michele Wallace, Homi K. Bhabha, and others.

 

The Work of Andy Warhol (Discussions in Contemporary Culture #3)

  • Garrels (Editor), Gary

  • Dia Art Foundation

  • ISBN: out of print

  • softcover

  • 208 pages

  • 1989

  • Out of Print

Edited by Gary Garrels. Documenting presentations of a symposium held at Dia on the work of Andy Warhol, these essays focus on the engagement of his personality and life with his artwork. Essays by Charles Stuckey, Nan Rosenthal, Benjamin H.D. Buchloh, Rainer Crone, Trevor Fairbrother, and Simon Watney.

 

Vision and Visuality (Discussions in Contemporary Culture #2)

  • Foster (Editor), Hal

  • Dia Art Foundation

  • ISBN: out of print

  • softcover

  • 136 pages

  • 1988

  • Out of Print

Edited by Hal Foster. Copublished by the New Press. Documenting a symposium held at Dia, these essays reflect various characteristics of different models of seeing that evolve historically, including the recent reaction to models specifically associated with the principles of modernism. Essays by Martin Jay, Jonathan Crary, Rosalind Krauss, Norman Bryson, and Jacqeline Rose.

 

Discussions in Contemporary Culture #1

  • Foster (Editor), Hal

  • Dia Art Foundation

  • ISBN: out of print

  • softcover

  • 176 pages

  • 1987

  • Out of Print

Edited by Hal foster. Documenting a symposium held at Dia, these essays reflect on the cultural public sphere, the genealogies of art and theory, and the politics of representation. Essays by Thomas Crow, Douglas Crimp, Michael Fried, Dan Graham, James Clifford, Trinh T. Minh-ha, and others.

 
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