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Author Rifkin, Adrian, author

Title Communards and other cultural histories : essays by Adrian Rifkin / edited by Steve Edwards
Published Boston : Brill, 2016
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Series Historical materialism book series ; volume 128
Historical materialism book series ; volume 128
Contents Contents; Acknowledgements; List of Figures; Introduction. Adrian Rifkin, or from Art History in Ruins to a Lost Object (Edwards); Re-Reading by Torchlight (Rifkin); Part 1. New Art Histories; Chapter 1.1. Art's Histories; Chapter 1.2. Can Gramsci Save Art History? Traditional Art History -- Some Aspects of The Problem; Chapter 1.3. Marx' Clarkism; Chapter 1.4. Carmenology; Chapter 1.5. History, Time and the Morphology of Critical Language, or Publicola's Choice; Chapter 1.6. Bi-Centennial Literature on Art and the French Revolution
Chapter 1.7. The Words of Art, the Artist's Status: Technique and Affectivity in France (1789-98)Chapter 1.8. From Structure to Enigma and Back, Perhaps; Part 2. Society, Image, Social Difference: Between the Paris Commune, the Salon and the People; Chapter 2.1. Cultural Movement and the Paris Commune; Chapter 2.2. The Sex of French Politics; Chapter 2.3. No Particular Thing to Mean; Chapter 2.4. Well-Formed Phrases: Some Limits of Meaning in Political Print at the End of the Second Empire
Chapter 2.5. Ingres and the Academic Dictionary: An Essay on Ideology and Stupefaction in the Social Formation of the 'Artist'Chapter 2.6. Success Disavowed: The Schools of Design in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Britain (An Allegory); Chapter 2.7. Murals of the Buvette de la Commune -- A Pictorial Dossier; Part 3. Paris and More on the People; Chapter 3.1. Musical Moments; Chapter 3.2. Parvenu or Palimpsest: Some Tracings of the Jew in Modern France; Chapter 3.3. Il y a des mots qu'on souhaiterait ne plus lire; Chapter 3.4. Gay Paris
Chapter 3.5. Americans Go Home: Which is More American, Paris-Texas or Paris-France?Part 4. Alternatives to the Grander Schemas, or Resistance to the Critique of Grand Narrative as a Form of Grand Narrative; Chapter 4.1. Down on the Upbeat: Adorno, Benjamin and the Jazz Question; Chapter 4.2. Total Ellipsis: Zola, Benjamin and the Dialectics of Kitsch; Chapter 4.3. The Long Run of Modernity, or an Essay in Post-Dating; Chapter 4.4. Benjamin's Paris, Freud's Rome: Whose London?; Chapter 4.5. Bayreuth, World City? Or: The Provincial Village as Global Denkmal ..
Part 5. Postscripts: Different BeginningsChapter 5.1. The Paris Commune of 1871 and Political Print; Chapter 5.2. For an Artist ...; Chapter 5.3. No Thing to Regret ...; Bibliography of Writings by Adrian Rifkin (to 2012); Bibliography; Index
Summary This collection of some 32 articles and essays by Adrian Rifkin is written over a period of forty years. It contains innovative scholarly and historical studies of the political and social archives of art, urbanism, music, and popular life in France and Britain in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Included are studies of the Paris Commune, the figure of Edith Piaf in French culture, histories of art education and opera as well as analytical accounts of the commodity and cultural theory in Adorno and Benjamin; also included are short polemical essays on queer theory. An extended introduction by Steve Edwards works over the important questions of time in Marxist cultural theory and the critique of disciplinary formation that underpin many of Rifkin's essays
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Arts and society -- History -- 19th century.
Arts and society -- History -- 20th century.
Arts -- Political aspects -- History -- 19th century.
Arts -- Political aspects -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Edwards, Steve, 1959- editor
LC no. 2016046195
ISBN 9004326227 (electronic bk.)
9789004326224 (electronic bk.)
((hardback) : alk. paper)
((hardback) : alk. paper)
Other Titles Essays. Selections