Bibliography First Edition Softcover 120 pages 21 x 14 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 21 out of stock

Seth Siegelaub, [IMMRC], Marxism and the Mass Media: Towards a Basic Bibliography. Vols. 6 and 7, International General, 1976

An international multi-lingual annotated bibliography of past and present Marxist, left, critical and progressive studies covering all aspects of culture and communication, including the press, radio, television, cable TV, telephone, computers, publishing, public opinion, advertising, journalism, cultural imperialism, film and mass culture, etc. This issue contains 516 texts in 166 catalogue entries (nos 659-825) most of which are annotated, and is indexed by subject, author, and country. This bibliographic series was based on the International Mass Media Research Center reference library, and only 7 issues in 3 volumes were published. It was the first and only bibliography on the subject.

Criticism/Theory First Edition Softcover 179 pages 19 x 11 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 21 out of stock

Stefan Morawski, Lee Baxandall, Karl Marx and Frederick Engels on Literature and Art: A Selection of Writings, International General, 1977

"Documents on Marxist Aesthetics" 1. A compilation of 57 texts and extracts from the work of Marx and Engels containing all their basic aesthetic thought organized in 9 sections reflecting the main underlying themes: aesthetic sensibility; capitalist alienation; communism; class values; realism; tendency literature; and form and style, among others. Includes a major critical introduction by Polish aesthetics philosopher Stefan MORAWSKI, p3-47; a supplement with texts by Eleanor MARX, Paul LAFARGUE, and Franziska KUGELMANN, p[149]-56; an extensive bibliography of Marxist books in English on aesthetics, p[159]-74; and name index, p[177]-9.

Criticism/Theory Fourth corrected and enlarged edition Softcover 120 pages 25 x 17 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 22 out of stock

Armand Mattelart, Ariel Dorfman, How to Read Donald Duck. Imperialist Ideology in the Disney Comic, International General, 1991

The classic, critical and humorous study of cultural imperialism and children's literature; how the Disney fantasy world reproduces the "American Dream" fantasy world, and the disastrous effect of Disney comics and other "mass" cultural merchandise on the development of the so-called "Third" World. In 1973 this work was banned and burned in Chile, and later the English edition was banned for more than a year by the US government. In comic book format with cartoon examples, introduction by David KUNZLE on the Disney world, a bibl of left writings on cultural imperialism and the comics, and an appendix by John Shelton LAWRENCE on the book's US censorship and the legal-political issues involved in the right to criticize Disney.

English translation, originally published in Spanish in Chile: Para Leer al Pato Donald, by Valparaiso in 1971. First English edition: 1975.

Criticism/Theory First Edition Softcover 188 pages 20 x 14 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 25 out of stock

Wolfgang Fritz Haug, Commodity Aesthetics, Ideology and Culture, International General, 1987

A compilation of 10 essays setting forth a multi-dimensional analysis of culture integrating three related theories: (1) a theory of commodity aesthetics; (2) a theory of the cultural as an omni-present dimension of everyday life, especially "culture from below"; and (3) a theory of the ideological, especially "from above". Also includes an extensive bibl of the author's writings since 1958. The first English-language work of this important German Marxist philosopher.

Criticism/Theory First Edition Softcover 165 pages 21 x 14 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 25 out of stock

Bernard Miege, The Capitalization of Cultural Production, International General, 1989

A critical left study of the confronting logics underlying the production, diffusion and consumption of culture and communication in late capitalism, both on a national as well as on an international level, with 8 texts on communication studies, the cultural commodity, the cultural industries, children's cultural products, artistic and intellectual creativity, information systems, cable television and the new media. Includes bibl, p163-5.

Criticism/Theory First Edition Softcover 160 pages 18 x 12 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 22 out of stock

Sakari Hänninen, Leena Paldán, Rethinking Ideology: A Marxist Debate, International General, 1983

"International Socialism-Discussion" 3. "Argument-Sonderband AS 84". An anthology of 36 critical Marxist and left texts re-thinking the theory of ideology as an increasingly central element in an analysis of late capitalist society as well as in a political project for its transformation. Based on the work of the research group "PIT" ("Projekt Ideologie-Theorie"), it contains the papers presented at the "International Seminar on Problems of Research on Ideology" held in Berlin dealing with highly conceptual problems as well as those on politics, education, aesthetics, fascism, and feminism.

Contributors include I. Bessenyei, J.-P. Cotton, W. Elfferding, W.F. Haug, F. Haug, T. Heilmann, K. Holzkamp, B. Johasen, M. Kitamura, E. Laclau, K.H. Ladeur, A. De Leeuw, T. Metscher, C. Mouffe, D. Némedi, R. Nemitz, A. Neusüss, S.A. Nohrstedt, M. Péchieux, J.M. Ripalda, K.R. Scherpe, H. Scholtz, R. Sharp, G. Therborn, & F.O. Wolf.

Criticism/Theory First Edition Softcover 173 pages 18 x 10 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 22 out of stock

Yves De La Haye, Marx & Engels On the Means of Communication (The Movement of Commodities, People, Information & Capital). A Selection of Texts, International General, 1980

A compilation of 26 extracts from the work of Karl Marx & Frederick Engels, organized in 4 sections: general works on the relations of exchange; the means of communications in social relations; the expansion of communications, especially the railways; & the transportation industry. Includes important introduction, p9-55; bibl, p172-3. Unique work on subject.

Criticism/Theory First Edition Softcover 202 pages 19 x 14 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 22 out of stock

Sakari Hänninen, Leena Paldán, Rethinking Marx, International General, 1984

"International Socialism-Discussion" 5. "Argument-Sonderband AS 109". An anthology of 51 critical Marxist and left texts re-thinking the ideas of Marx in function of the new forms and problems in the contemporary struggles for a truly liberated society. The texts were presented at the "Internationale Konferenz Aktualisierung Marx" held in Berlin, and deal with historical materialism, the State, economic and class analyses, culture and ideology, new social movements, politics and socialist perspectives, and the possible renewal of Marxism.

Contributors include D. Albers, J. Bayers, J. Bidet, Y.M. Bodemann, M. Von Brentano, F. Cerutti, J.-P. Cotton, A. Domènech, W. Elfferding, V. Gransow, F. Haug, W.F. Haug, T. Heilmann, J. Hirsch, P.J. Houtondji, M. Jäger, M. Kitamura, P. Kosonen, M. Krätke, G. Labica, E. Laclau, S.E. Liedemann, G. Lohmann, L. Marmora, J. Mehtonon, S. Mercier-Josa, G. Minnerupo, C. Mouffe, H.-P. Müller, R. Nemitz, C. Pasquinelle, V. Pietlä, K. Ruoff, M. Sagnol, D. Sasson, B. Sekulic, J. Sempere, R. Sharp, K.H. Tjaden, R. Winkerlmann, F.O. Wolf, & E. Wulff.

Bibliography Second revised edition Softcover 105 pages 21 x 14 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 22 out of stock

Seth Siegelaub, [IMMRC], Marxism and the Mass Media: Towards a Basic Bibliography. Vols. 1, 2, and 3, International General, 1978

1st published as separate volumes: New York 1972, 1973 & 1974. An international multi-lingual annotated bibliography of past and present Marxist, left, critical and progressive studies covering all aspects of culture and communication, including the press, radio, television, cable TV, telephone, computers, publishing, public opinion, advertising, journalism, cultural imperialism, film and mass culture, etc. This issue contains 871 texts in 453 catalogue entries, most of which are annotated, and is indexed by subject, author, and country. This bibliographic series was based on the International Mass Media Research Center reference library, and only 7 issues in 3 volumes were published. It was the first and only bibliography on the subject.

Criticism/Theory First Edition Softcover 445 pages 26 x 18 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 65 out of stock

Seth Siegelaub, Armand Mattelart, Communication and Class Struggle. Vol. I: Capitalism, Imperialism, International General, 1979

Volume 1 of 2 Volumes. An anthology of 64 left and progressive texts on the relationship between the practice and theory of communication and their development in the historical context of social struggle on a world scale, of which more than 1/3rd are published for the first time in English, with some published for the first time in any language. This 1st volume deals with the basic Marxist theory underlying the analysis of the communication process, as well as studies centered on the formation of the capitalist communication apparatus, ideology and "mass" culture.

It contains texts by S. SIEGELAUB, A. MATTELART, K. MARX, A. GRAMSCI, V.I. LENIN, MAO Tse-Tung, P. BOURDIEU, REVOLUTIONARY LEFT MOVEMENT (MIR, Chile), H. LEFEBVRE, L. ACOSTA, M. MATTELART, D.W. SMYTHE, S. FINKELSTEIN, T. WENGRAF & R. MURRAY, F. MEHRING, R. ESCARPIT, J. HABERMAS, Y. DE LA HAYE, A. CABRAL, R. CONSTANTINO, C. ORTEGA & C. ROMERO, R. FREDERIX, J.D. BERNAL, S. EWEN, N.R. DANIELIAN, THE FILM COUNCIL (UK), R. LINDNER, R. WILLIAMS, R.A. BRADY, D. SINGTON & A. WEIDENFELD, FREE COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, R. PERON, FRENCH COMMUNIST PARTY-CHAIX PRINTERS, R. BONCHIO, J. STRASSER, M. JANCO & D. FURJOT, J.-M. CARIOT, M. O'CAOLLAI, SCIENCE FOR THE PEOPLE, L.A. PEREZ JR., H.I. SCHILLER, R. DRINOT SILVA, T.H. GUBACK, S. PEREZ BARRETO, J. ARONSON, PHONG HIEN & LE VAN HAO, C. BRIGHTMAN & M. KLARE. Includes an extensive bibliography with over 500 left books on the subject, p431-41. Along with vol 2, the most important attempt —in any language— to lay the groundwork for a critical left theory of communication and culture.

Criticism/Theory First Edition Softcover 438 pages 26 x 18 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 65 out of stock

Seth Siegelaub, Armand Mattelart, Communication and Class Struggle. Vol. 2: Liberation, Socialism, International General, 1983

Vol 2 of 2 Volumes. An anthology of 64 left and progressive texts on the relationship between the practice and theory of communication and their development in the historical context of social struggle on a world scale, of which more than 38 are published for the first time in English, with some published for the first time in any language. This 2nd volume deals with an analysis of the development of popular and working-class communications and culture, its theory and practice under different political, social and historical conditions, as well as its contemporary expression.

It contains texts by S. SIEGELAUB, A. MATTELART, A. GRAMSCI, M. MATTELART, L. TROTSKY, O. NEGT & A. KLUGE, W.F. HAUG, E.CABET & L.-A. PAGNERRE, K. MARX, A. FORNET, R. LAVROFF, V.I. LENIN, THE COMMUNIST INTERNATIONAL, D. TARTAKOWSKY, P. FOGARASI, WORKER'S LIFE, B. HOGENKAMP, G. BARONE & A. PETRUCCI, B. BRECHT, H. EISLER, F. HOLLERING, E. HOERNLE, W. MUNZENBERG, P. GAUDIBERT, L. BASSETS, CHE GUEVARA, A. SIBEKO, A. DORFMAN, F. FANON, O. GETINO & F. SOLANAS, H. ABU GHANIMA, A.B. KHALATOV, S. TRETIAKOV, EL LISSITSKY, T. KURTOVIC, F. CASTRO, J. GARCIA ESPINOSA, S. COELHO, THE MPLA, J. REBELO, FRELIMO, M. CHANAN, UNIFIED FEDERATION OF PRINTING & PAPER WORKERS-DEMOCRATIC FEDERATION OF PTT WORKERS-CFDT, P.M. MANACORDA, S. ALLENDE, D. KUNZLE, ARMED FORCES MOVEMENT, PORTUGUESE COMMUNIST PARTY, THE STRIKE COMMITTEE OF THE ÉCOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE DES BEAUX-ARTS, DIRECTORS OF POPULAR THEATRES AND CULTURAL CENTRES, COUNCIL FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF COMMUNITY MEDIA, G. RICHERI, J. LINDSAY, & J.-M. PIEMME. Includes an extensive bibliography with over 650 left books on the subject, p421-35. Along with volume 1, the most important attempt —in any language— to lay the groundwork for a critical left theory of communication and culture.

Source Book First Edition Softcover 78 pages Texts in French   Very good condition       EUR 20 out of stock

René de Solier, Curandera: les champignons hallucinogènes, Jean-Jacques Pauvert, 1965

“Depuis 1955, années des agapes fungiques ou fongiques, au Mexique, en pays mazatèque, agapes auxquelles participèrent deux savants mycologues, les Wasson, sous la direction de l'étonnante curandera (qui connait le secret des herbes) ou chamane, Maria Sabina, de Huautla de Jimenez, l'expérience des champignons hallucinogènes, dans les conditions voulues et requises (par ou selon les espèces, leur répartition, les conditions de cueillette, le temps, la saison, le rituel, la “chamane“), poursuit et en dehors des publications savantes ne fait pas encore le tour du “mystère“, comme laissé dans l'ombre, on se demande pourquoi: telle relation entre “Mets ou breuvages“, et Mystères, entre le cru, le vif, absorbé, ingéré, et le fait de voir.“

Exhibition catalogue First Edition Hardcover with dust jacket 144 pages 24 x 16 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 50 out of stock

Fredi Fischli, Niels Olsen, Theater Objects, gta Verlag, 2015

Variously designed stages form the nexus between art and architecture in the exhibition Theater Objects: A Stage for Architecture and Art. They provide theatrical tableaux in which internationally renowned artists and architects present them­ selves in the field of interplay between the two disciplines. Josep Lluís Mateo and Christian Kerez, for example, use the stages to reveal their sources of inspiration, whether books or films, which in turn reflects the format of this exhibition of architecture. The book Theater Objects takes up these ideas and develops them in a large number of contributions.

Anthology, Exhibition catalogue First Edition Softcover 448 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 62 out of stock

Coll., Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia, Walker Art Center, 2015

Hippie Modernism examines the art, architecture and design of the counterculture of the 1960s and early 1970s. The catalogue surveys the radical experiments that challenged societal norms while proposing new kinds of technological, ecological and political utopia. It includes the counter-design proposals of Victor Papanek and the anti-design polemics of Global Tools; the radical architectural visions of Archigram, Superstudio, Haus-Rucker-Co and ONYX; the installations of Ken Isaacs, Joan Hills, Mark Boyle, Hélio Oiticica and Neville D'Almeida; the experimental films of Jordan Belson, Bruce Conner and John Whitney; posters and prints by Emory Douglas, Corita Kent and Victor Moscoso; documentation of performances by the Diggers and the Cockettes; publications such as Oz and The Whole Earth Catalog; books by Marshall McLuhan and Buckminster Fuller; and much more.

While the turbulent social history of the 1960s is well known, its cultural production remains comparatively under-examined. In this substantial volume, scholars explore a range of practices such as radical architectural and anti-design movements emerging in Europe and North America; the print revolution in the graphic design of books, posters and magazines; and new forms of cultural practice that merged street theater and radical politics. Through a profusion of illustrations, interviews with figures including: Gerd Stern of USCO; Ken Isaacs; Gunther Zamp Kelp of Haus-Rucker-Co; Ron Williams and Woody Rainey of ONYX; Franco Raggi of Global Tools; Tony Martin; Clark Richert and Richard Kallweit of Drop City; as well as new scholarly writings, this book explores the conjunction of the countercultural ethos and the modernist desire to fuse art and life.

Criticism/Theory First Edition Softcover 208 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 34 out of stock

Mike Kelley, Foul Perfection: Essays and Criticism, MIT Press, 2003

This book offers a diverse collection of Kelley's writings from the last twenty-five years. It contains major critical texts on art, film, and the wider culture, including his piece on the aesthetic he calls "urban Gothic." It also contains essays, mostly commissioned for exhibition catalogs and journals, on the artists and groups David Askevold, Öyvind Fahlström, Douglas Huebler, John Miller, Survival Research Laboratories, and Paul Thek, among others. Kelley's voices are passionate, analytic, and ironic, and his critical intelligence is leavened with touches of whimsy.

Criticism/Theory Soft cover, perfect binding 416 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 35 out of stock

Adrian Piper, Out of Order, Out of Sight, MIT Press, 1999

Adrian Piper joins the ranks of writer-artists who have provided much of the basic and most reliable literature on modern and contemporary art. Out of Order, Out of Sight is an artistic and intellectual autobiography and an (occasionally scathing) commentary on mainstream art, art criticism, and American culture of the last twenty-five years.

Piper is an internationally recognized conceptual artist and the only African American in the early conceptual art movement of the 1960s. The writings in Out of Order, Out of Sight trace the development of her thinking about her artwork and the art world, and her evolving awareness of herself as a creative, racial, and gendered subject situated in an often limiting and always absurd cultural and social context.

Criticism/Theory Softcover 301 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 29 out of stock

Douglas Crimp, Melancholia and Moralism: Essays on AIDS and Queer Politics, MIT Press, 2004

In Melancholia and Moralism, Crimp confronts the conservative gay politics that replaced the radical AIDS activism of the late 1980s and early 1990s. He shows that the cumulative losses from AIDS, including the waning of militant response, have resulted in melancholia as Freud defined it: gay men's dangerous identification with the moralistic repudiation of homosexuality by the wider society.

With the 1993 march on Washington for lesbian and gay rights, it became clear that AIDS no longer determined the agenda of gay politics; it had been displaced by traditional right issues such as gay marriage and the right to serve in the military. Journalist Andrew Sullivan, notorious for pronouncing the AIDS epidemic over, even claimed that once those few rights had been won, the gay rights movement would no longer have a reason to exist. 

Crimp challenges such complacency, arguing that not only is the AIDS epidemic far from over, but its determining role in queer politics has never been greater.

Artist's book First Edition Softcover 160 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 28 out of stock

Ramaya Tegegne, Menage A Trois, Friart, 2015

Menage A Trois is a visual and textual essay composed of more than 140 quotes xeroxed, scanned and laid out to form a long collage of 160 pages. It is subjective anthology, re-publishing sociological, philosophical and historical texts as well as visual art works, reflecting on the ecology of social relationships and artistic communities.

Published on the occasion of Ramaya Tegegne: Somebody in New York Loves Me, at Friart, Fribourg, September 4 to October 25, 2015.

Criticism/Theory Paperback 364 pages 20 x 13 cm Texts in French   New       EUR 28 out of stock

Émilie Hache (ed.), De l'univers clos au monde infini, Editions Dehors, 2014

Le geste de la modernité – viser la maîtrise non seulement de l’ensemble des formes naturelles mais également du monde comme totalité – est aujourd’hui invalidé par les conséquences qui en découlent, et que nous rassemblons sous le nom de « changement climatique global ». À cette transformation, à toutes les échelles, des conditions de vie sur Terre, appelée aujourd’hui « Anthropocène », correspond un renouvellement de l’idée formulée depuis longtemps par les écologistes, selon laquelle nous sommes tenus par les limites de notre planète. Plutôt qu’à la multiplication des performances techniques que suppose une hypothétique conquête de l’espace, répétant sur un autre mode nos rêves de prédation, c’est à un « retour sur Terre » que la crise environnementale nous confronte ; à une culture, aventureuse et responsable, des rapports à créer avec l’intrication infinie des êtres qui la peuplent. Cet ouvrage rassemble six essais, inédits en français, de philosophes, historien-ne-s, anthropologues et sociologues qui ont tou-te-s contribué ces dernières années à la prise en compte des enjeux écologiques dans les sciences humaines.

Textes de Bruno Latour, Christophe Bonneuil et Pierre de Jouvancourt, Dipesh Chakrabarty, Isabelle Stengers, Giovanna di Chiro, Déborah Danowski et Eduardo Viveiros de Castro.

Criticism/Theory First Edition Paperback 250 pages Texts in French   New       EUR 14 out of stock

Comité Invisible, À nos amis, La Fabrique, 2014

“À ceux pour qui la fin d’une civilisation n’est pas la fin du monde ;
À ceux qui voient l’insurrection comme une brèche, d’abord, dans le règne organisé de la bêtise, du mensonge et de la confusion ;
À ceux qui devinent, derrière l’épais brouillard de « la crise », un théâtre d’opérations, des manœuvres, des stratégies – et donc la possibilité d’une contre-attaque ;
À ceux qui portent des coups ;
À ceux qui guettent le moment propice ;
À ceux qui cherchent des complices ;
À ceux qui désertent ;
À ceux qui tiennent bon ;
À ceux qui s’organisent ;
À ceux qui veulent construire une force révolutionnaire, révolutionnaire parce que sensible ;
Cette modeste contribution à l’intelligence de ce temps.“

Les insurrections, finalement, sont venues. À un rythme tel et dans tant de pays, depuis 2008, que c’est tout l’édifice de ce monde qui semble, fragment suivant fragment, se désintégrer. Il y a dix ans, prédire un soulèvement vous exposait aux ricanements des assis; ce sont ceux qui annoncent le retour à l’ordre qui font à présent figure de bouffons. Rien de plus ferme, de plus assuré, nous disait-on, que la Tunisie de Ben Ali, la Turquie affairée d’Erdogan, la Suède sociale démocrate, la Syrie baasiste, le Québec sous tranquillisants ou le Brésil de la plage, des bolsa família et des unités de police pacificatrices. On a vu la suite. La stabilité est morte. En politique aussi, on y réfléchit à deux fois, désormais, avant de décerner un triple A.“

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