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Jeremy Valentine

This article attempts to show how the conventional opposition between art and culture, on the one hand, and administration and organization, on the other, has been displaced. The main reason given for this phenomenon is the convergence of the collapse of notions of the political and aesthetic causality of art and culture with the destabilizing effects of postmodernism on organizational and administrative stability. After a discussion of the emergence of political regimes of audit within relations between culture and administration, the article locates the causes of the dominance of 'cultural governance' within the dynamics of modernist aesthetic values such as autonomy. The article concludes with a discussion of some optimistic possibilities that may arise from this scenario.

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Wind of Change

Separating Heads and Bodies in Eastern Europe

Tanel Rander


What remains of the Soviet identity for those who grew up in an empire that started in the Baltic sea and ended in Kamchatka? What kind of post-Soviet cultural combos have been produced afterwards? Was it bizarre to listen to Led Zeppelin and Nirvana while being targeted with nuclear missiles from the West? In a retrospective way and engaging with the collective memory of his home country, Estonia, the author reflects on different narratives of Europeanisation, shame and peripherality and the way local people embodied them.

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Efrat Yerday


This article reviews works of contemporary female artists of Ethiopian origin active in the Israeli art field. I analyse the subjects in their work and argue these artists are presenting their attitudes towards the ‘white gaze’. Though constantly subjected to it by the Israeli hegemony and the Western masculine discourse, they are notably decreasing their consideration of it. They broaden the restricted field of action that seems designated for them and alter its boundaries. Drawing on theorists of gender, postcolonial theory and theory of art, I demonstrate how these artists are promoting an agenda that reflects their lives as black women in Israel. Influenced by recent socio-political changes and a decline in representations of black women on TV and in visual arts, these artworks were increasingly exhibited in solo and group exhibitions.

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K. Steven Vincent Victor Considérant and the Rise and Fall of French Romantic Socialism by Jonathan Beecher

Thomas Kselman Educating the Faithful: Religion, Schooling, and Society in Nineteenth-Century France by Sarah A. Curtis

Hollis Clayson Impressionists and Politics: Art and Democracy in the Nineteenth Century by Philip Nord

Alice Bullard The Colonial Bastille: A History of Imprisonment in Vietnam, 1862-1940 by Peter Zinoman

Michael Miller Cette vilaine affaire Stavisky. Histoire d’un scandale politique by Paul Jankowski, trans. Patrick Hersant

Philip Nord Les Orphelins de la République: Destinées des députés et sénateurs français (1940-1945) by Olivier Wieviorka

Daniel G. Cohen The Legacy of Nazi Occupation: Patriotic Memory and National Recovery in Western Europe, 1945–1965 by Pieter Lagrou

Warren Motte French Fiction in the Mitterrand Years: Memory, Narrative, Desire by Colin Davis and Elizabeth Fallaize

Christopher S. Thompson “Être Rugby”: Jeux du masculin et du féminin by Anne Saouter

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Apartheid of Thought

The Power Dynamics of Knowledge Production in Political Thought

Camilla Boisen and Matthew C. Murray

institutions and how the conventional terms of political art have failed or impoverished those facing inequality. It is here that we wish to raise the issue of how deep such a criticism must run to be effective. Resistance and conflict in these areas or others

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Experiencing Anticipation. Anthropological Perspectives

Christopher Stephan and Devin Flaherty

Politics, Art, Violence and Imagination . London : Minor Compositions . Guyer , J. 2007 . ‘ Prophecy and the Near Future: Thoughts on Macroeconomical, Evangelical, and Punctuated Time ’. American Ethnologist 34 ( 3 ): 409 – 421 . doi: 10.1525/ae

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Hollis Moore

carceral security. If ‘arrest’ – like other carceral security processes – ‘is the political art of individualizing disorder’ ( Feldman 1991: 109 ), and if ‘law-making is power making, and, to that extent, an immediate manifestation of violence’ ( Benjamin

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Environmental Expertise as Group Belonging

Environmental Sociology Meets Science and Technology Studies

Rolf Lidskog and Göran Sundqvist

? Subverting the Hegemony of Propositionalism ”. Social Studies of Science 33 ( 3 ): 401 – 417 . 10.1177/03063127030333005 Wynne , Brian . 2010 . “ Strange Weather, Again: Climate Science as Political Art ”. Theory, Culture and Society 27 ( 2

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A World in the Making

Discovering the Future in the Hispanic World

Javier Fernández-Sebastián

Translator : Mark Hounsell

a kind of imaginary “court of the future” to judge the present moment—be it in the realm of politics, art, or whatever—in accordance with the supposed criteria of that hypostatized tomorrow. 59 In this way Figure 1 El porvenir in the Spanish

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Paul Apostolidis, William E. Connolly, Jodi Dean, Jade Schiff, and Romand Coles

crucial “ethical and political art” of “radical receptivity” (34). With the latter phrase, Coles connotes “the difficult arts of moving with responsive creativity in the face of entrenched and blinding challenges and unfamiliar opportunities” (34). Given