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The Resource Surpassing modernity : ambivalence in art, politics and society, Andrew McNamara

Surpassing modernity : ambivalence in art, politics and society, Andrew McNamara

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Surpassing modernity : ambivalence in art, politics and society
Title
Surpassing modernity
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ambivalence in art, politics and society
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Andrew McNamara
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Language
eng
Summary
For the past thirty to forty years, cultural analysis has focused on developing terms to explain the surpassing of modernity. Discussion is stranded in an impasse between those who view the term modernity with automatic disdain-as deterministic, Eurocentric or imperialistic-and a booming interest that is renewing the study of modernism. Another dilemma is that the urge to move away from, or beyond, modernity arises because it is viewed as difficult, even unsavoury. Yet, there has always been a view of modernity as somehow difficult to live with, and that has been said by figures we regard today as typical modernists. McNamara argues in this book that it is time to forget the quest to surpass modernity. Instead, we should re-examine a legacy that continues to inform our artistic conceptions, our political debates, our critical justifications, even if that legacy is baffling and contradictory. We may find it difficult to live with, but without recourse to this legacy, our critical-cultural ambitions would remain seriously diminished. How do we explain the culture we live in today? And how do we, as citizens, make sense of it? This book suggests these questions have become increasingly difficult to answer
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McNamara, Andrew,
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illustrations
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Modernism (Aesthetics)
  • Modernism (Art)
  • Art, Modern
  • Art, Modern
  • Civilization, Modern
  • 20.06 philosophy of art
  • Art, Modern
  • Civilization, Modern
  • Modernism (Art)
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Surpassing modernity : ambivalence in art, politics and society, Andrew McNamara
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 234-245) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the Surpassing urge -- Chapter One: What Are We Talking About? Narratives of modernity and beyond -- Chapter Two: We petty-bourgeois radicals: Reflections on Polke's Wir Kleinbürger! (We Petty Bourgeois!) -- Chapter Three: What is Art Supposed to Do? The modernist legacy, the Arab Spring, a censorship case in Sharjah, and artist arrests in the Year of the Protestor -- Chapter Four: Inversions and aberrations: Visual acuity and the erratic chemistry of art-historical exchange in a transcultural situation --Conclusion -- Bibliography
Control code
1031419383
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 249 pages
Isbn
9781350008342
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1031419383
Label
Surpassing modernity : ambivalence in art, politics and society, Andrew McNamara
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 234-245) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the Surpassing urge -- Chapter One: What Are We Talking About? Narratives of modernity and beyond -- Chapter Two: We petty-bourgeois radicals: Reflections on Polke's Wir Kleinbürger! (We Petty Bourgeois!) -- Chapter Three: What is Art Supposed to Do? The modernist legacy, the Arab Spring, a censorship case in Sharjah, and artist arrests in the Year of the Protestor -- Chapter Four: Inversions and aberrations: Visual acuity and the erratic chemistry of art-historical exchange in a transcultural situation --Conclusion -- Bibliography
Control code
1031419383
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 249 pages
Isbn
9781350008342
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1031419383

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