Commitment and Complicity in Cultural Theory and Practice by B. FiratCommitment and Complicity in Cultural Theory and Practice by B. Firat

Commitment and Complicity in Cultural Theory and Practice

byB. FiratEditorS. De Mul, S. Van Wichelen

Hardcover | May 21, 2009

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An international line-up of scholars examines the role of the intellectual in the twenty-first century, looking at the gap between contemporary cultural theory and cultural practice, and asking whether knowledge and methodologies in the humanities can intervene in everyday politics and vice-versa.
SARA AHMED is Professor of Race and Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK MIEKE BAL is Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences Professor (KNAW), based at the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands ELLEKE BOEHMER is the Professor of World Literature in English at th...
Title:Commitment and Complicity in Cultural Theory and PracticeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:197 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.76 inPublished:May 21, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230221955

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Notes on Contributors Introduction: Commitment and Complicity; B.O.Firat, S.De Mul & S.van Wichelen PART I: RETHINKING COMMITMENT Commitment as a Non-Performative; S.Ahmed Commitment or Commitment-Kitsch? Rethinking the 'Woman Question', Agency, and Feminist Politics; S.van Wichelen 'Human' in the Age of Disposable People: the Ambiguous Import of Kinship and Education in Blind Shaft; R.Chow PART II: COMMITMENT AND COMPLICITY IN THE PRODUCTION OF KNOWLEDGE The Middle East and the Disciplinary (Re)Production of Knowledge; A.Teti Empty Versatility and the Art of the Circular Reading; T.Brennan The Commitment to Face; M.Bal PART III: PUTTING COMPLICITY TO WORK The Necessity of 'Terror'; E.Boehmer Putting Complicity to Work for Accountability: An Australian Case Study; F.Probyn Layers of Labour in Cultural Production: Notes On Aesthetics and Commitment from the Transparent Factory; O.Comeron The Politics of 'Contemporary "Islamic" Art'; B.O.Firat Bibliography Index