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  1. _Eduardo Cadava____Reči svetlosti: teze o fotografiji istorije
  2. _Rogers Cadenhead____Sams Teach Yourself Java 2 in 24 Hours
  3. _Matthew Calarco/Steven DeCaroli____Giorgio Agamben: Sovereignty and Life
  4. _John Thornton Caldwell____Electronic Media and Technoculture (Depth of Field Series)
  5. _Pat Califia____Public Sex: The Culture of Radical Sex
  6. _Deborah Cameron/Don Kulick____The Language and Sexuality Reader
  7. _Santiago Carillo____”Evrokomunizam” i država
  8. _Katherine Carl/Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss____Lost Highway Expedition: Photobook
  9. _Cesare Casarino____Modernity at Sea: Melville, Marx, Conrad in Crisis
  10. _Barbara Cassin____Vocabulaire européen des philosophies : Dictionnaire des intraduisibles
  11. _Manuel Castells/Mireia Fernandez-Ardevol/Jack LinchuanQiu/Araba Sey____Mobile Communication and Society: A Global Perspective
  12. _Lieven de Cauter____Capsular Civilization, The (Reflect)
  13. _Adrian Cavarero____Relating Narratives: Storytelling and Selfhood (Warwick Studies in European Philosophy)
  14. _Adriana Cavarero____For More Than One Voice: Toward A Philosophy Of Vocal Expression
  15. _Adriana Cavarero____Tu che mi guardi, tu che mi racconti: Filosofia della narrazione (Elementi)
  16. _Stanley Cavell____Philosophy the Day after Tomorrow
  17. _Stanley Cavell____Pursuits of Happiness: The Hollywood Comedy of Remarriage
  18. _Paul E. Ceruzzi____A History of Modern Computing (History of Computing)
  19. _Annmarie Chandler/Norie Neumark____At a Distance: Precursors to Art and Activism on the Internet (Leonardo Books)
  20. _Merrill R. Chapman____In Search of Stupidity: Over 20 Years of High-Tech Marketing Disasters
  21. _Lorenzo Chiesa____Subjectivity and Otherness: A Philosophical Reading of Lacan
  22. _Michel Chion____Un art sonore, le cinéma
  23. _Michel Chion/Claudia Gorbman/Walter Murch____Audio-Vision
  24. _Michel Chion____The Thin Red Line (Bfi Modern Classics)
  25. _Noam Chomsky____A New Generation Draws the Line: Kosovo, East Timor and the Standards of the West
  26. _Noam Chomsky____Politika bez moći
  27. _Noam Chomsky____Mediji, propaganda i sistem
  28. _Noam Chomsky____11/9/2008
  29. _Noam Chomsky____Rogue States
  30. _Tom Christiansen/Nathan Torkington____Perl Cookbook
  31. _Wendy Hui Kyong Chun/Thomas Keenan____New Media, Old Media: A History and Theory Reader
  32. _Roberto Ciccarelli ____Potenza e beatitudine. Il diritto nel pensiero di Baruch Spinoza
  33. _Giuseppe Cocco/Antonio Negri____GlobAL: Biopotere e lotte in America Latina
  34. _Tom Cohen____Hitchcock’s Cryptonymies v1 : Volume 1. Secret Agents
  35. _Tom Cohen____Hitchcock’s Cryptonymies v2 : Volume II. War Machines
  36. _Hal K. Colebatch____Policy
  37. _Peter Coles____Einstein i rođenje velike znanosti
  38. _Peter Coles____Hawking i um Boga
  39. _Jeff Collins____Heidegger i nacisti
  40. _Beatriz Colomina____Domesticity at War
  41. _Tom Conley____Cartographic Cinema
  42. _William E. Connolly____Neuropolitics: Thinking, Culture, Speed
  43. _Joan Copjec____Imagine There’s No Woman: Ethics and Sublimation
  44. _Laurence Cornu/Patrice Vermeren____La philosophie déplacée : Autour de Jacques Rancière _ Colloque de Cerisy
  45. _Christoph Cox/Daniel Warner____Audio Culture: Readings in Modern Music
  46. _Jeremy W. Crampton____The Political Mapping of Cyberspace
  47. _Marc Crépon____Langues sans demeure
  48. _Douglas Crimp____Melancholia and Moralism: Essays on AIDS and Queer Politics
  49. _Simon Critchley____Very Little … Almost Nothing
  50. _Simon Critchley____Infinitely Demanding: Ethics of Commitment, Politics of Resistance
  51. _Arnaldo Cruz/Martin F. Manalansan____Queer Globalizations: Citizenship and the Afterlife of Colonialism
  52. _Sean Cubitt____The Cinema Effect
  53. _Nina Czegledy____Digitized bodies


_Eduardo Cadava____Reči svetlosti: teze o fotografiji istorije

[Beogradski krug_2002]


_Rogers Cadenhead____Sams Teach Yourself Java 2 in 24 Hours


Revised and updated edition of the leading Java tutorial for beginners with no previous programming experience. The book’s short, simple one-hour chapters are easy to understand and they carefully step the reader through the fundamentals of Java programming. This edition has been updated to cover the new Java SDK version 1.3. Readers love this book — they say it explains Java better than any other book they’ve seen, and that it’s very clear, well-written, and interesting to read. They even appreciate the author’s somewhat unique sense of humor.

_Matthew Calarco/Steven DeCaroli____Giorgio Agamben: Sovereignty and Life

[Stanford University Press_2007]

Giorgio Agamben has come to be recognized in recent years as one of the most provocative and imaginative thinkers in contemporary philosophy and political theory. The essays gathered together in this volume shed light on his extensive body of writings and assess the significance of his work for debates across a wide range of fields, including philosophy, political theory, Jewish studies, and animal studies. The authors discuss material extending across the entire range of Agamben’s writings, including such early works as Language and Death and more recent and widely acknowledged works such as Homo Sacer. Readers will find useful discussions of key concepts and theories in Agamben’s work, such as sovereignty and bare life, along with more critical analyses of the political stakes and consequences of his theoretical and political interventions.


_John Thornton Caldwell____Electronic Media and Technoculture (Depth of Field Series)

[Rutgers University Press_2000]


_Pat Califia____Public Sex: The Culture of Radical Sex

[Cleis Press_2000]

Among the beacons of sex radicalism–alongside Susie Bright, Carol Queen, Kate Bornstein, and very few others–Pat Califia has been writing angry, sex-positive essays and politically charged erotica since the late 1970s. The bulk of her many nonfiction pieces is collected in this reprint of a book first published in 1994, providing a lively, informal history of the sex wars of the ’80s and ’90s–from the absurd, puritanical Meese Commission Report to the antiporn feminists to the unexamined attitudes behind the popular Re/Search book Modern Primitives. The chief apologist for the S/M community and one of the strongest voices in the anticensorship fight, Califia is at her best when the subject is closest to home. Her peevish reflections on the stupidity and political shortsightedness of anti-S/M feminists and lesbians are a joy to read; you can hear the swish of her whip and the stamp of her boot heel. With its excellent introduction, this book should be on the shelf of every feminist, every lesbian, every sexual adventurer, and anyone who hopes to understand sexual politics in America. –Regina Marler

_Deborah Cameron/Don Kulick____The Language and Sexuality Reader


The Language and Sexuality Reader is the first collection to bring together historical and contemporary writings from a range of academic disciplines to explore the connections between sex as a domain of human experience and the language we use to speak and write about it. The topics addressed by contributors include gay slang and gay speech styles; the language of drag performances, personal ads, Nepali love letters and Japanese schoolgirl fiction; what counts as ‘having sex’ and whether ‘marriage’ has to be heterosexual by definition; the communication of sexual desire, consent and refusal; and how heterosexuals reveal themselves in ordinary conversation.

Bringing together material from fields including anthropology, communication studies, linguistics, medicine and psychology, the text begins by guiding students through early work in the field, which focused on homosexual language-use and its difference from the heterosexual mainstream. The second part of the reader widens the focus: moving away from the generic labels ‘homosexual’ and ‘heterosexual’, it explores the diversity of linguistic and sexual practices as documented and debated among scholars from the mid-1990s to the present. 

Organised in thematic sections, the Reader addresses

· The origins and development of language and sexuality research from the 1940s to the 1980s 
· The use people make of language to perform sexuality and sexual identity 
· How language reflects, reinforces or challenges norms defining what is ‘natural’ and desirable in the sphere of sex 
· The verbal communication of sexual desire


_Santiago Carillo____”Evrokomunizam” i država

[Naklada CDD_1980]


_Katherine Carl/Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss____Lost Highway Expedition: Photobook


Lost Highway Expedition Photo Book description
Lost Highway Expedition Photo Book is a selection of captioned photographs contributed by participants in the Lost Highway Expedition, which took place in August 2006 through the Western Balkans including the countries of the former Yugoslavia and Albania. The photo book contains approximately 240 pages filled with full color images and captions and a brief introduction. The photo book has 27 sections, one for each day of the expedition; each day is represented with 8 pages.
The expedition plotted a route roughly along the unfinished ‘Highway of Brotherhood and Unity’ as it was called in Yugoslav times, traveling to the nine cities of Ljubljana, Zagreb, Novi Sad, Belgrade, Skopje, Pristina, Tirana, Podgorica, and Sarajevo in the Western Balkans. Although the country that this highway was meant to unify no longer exists, the highway infrastructure remains as a significant reminder of the ideals of voluntary participation, rebuilding and connectivity. Today as the highway is being expanded and the region is experiencing a different wave of building executed from individual initiative, the expedition set out to find out more about these processes and to speculate about its future.
During Lost Highway Expedition over 200 people from around Europe, the local region, and North and South America participated along the route with partner organizations in each city in activities ranging from discussions, public art actions, guided tours, visits to archives, and picnics. As everyone organized their own journey, the makeup of the group was different in each city. Yet it temporarily cohered around points of common interest to investigate the abrupt and continuing structural and visual transformation of these cities that is both the result and the engine of the changing urban, economic, and social realities of the Western Balkans and of the future of Europe.
The photo book chronicles each day of the expedition from a multitude of mobile views. The format is unique as every day has its own organizing principle. Recurrent topics for investigation that become are taken up as a focus for individual days include self-organization, independent and official building projects, memory and future, unfinished projects, temporary society, self-organization, massive movement, urban blocks, monuments, simple solutions, next generation, vistas, excess, floating structures, and more. Also specific concerns of each city, like independence, sin city, parallelism, or solidarity thread through the chronological order of the book’s several hundred photos making apparent the relay of connections that exist between the cities.
Photographs were solicited from Lost Highway Expedition participants in an open call, garnering more than 24,000 images. Several hundred photos make up the publication and work is included from each person who made a submission. The book has been edited to select images that convey an understanding of a specific place along the expedition route through a striking simplicity of visual means. This results in an in-depth visual document of the region with a focus on the present state of urban and highway ‘scapes which provide a glimpse at the future of the visual and spatial makeup of the Western Balkans.
Lost Highway Expedition Photo Book is published by Skuc Gallery, Centrala Foundation for Future Cities and School of Missing Studies and is part of the project Europe Lost and Found.
Authors: Kasper Akhoj, Azra Aksamija, Artingeneering, Stefanie Busch, Yane Calovski, Katherine Carl, Ana Dzokic, Giulia Fiocca, Barbara Galassi, Hristina Ivanoska, Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss, Susanne Kass, Ivan Kucina, Hugo Lammerink, Kavior Moon, Helge Mooshammer, Peter Mortenbock, Marc Neelen, Angel Nevarez, Jaume Nualert, Pilar Ortiz, Aleksandra Petrusevska, Marjetica Potrc, Kyong Park, Vahida Ramujkic, Arnoud Schuurman, Laia Sole, Valerie Tevere, Paola Velasquez, Velimir Zernovski.
Editorial Board: Azra Aksamija, Yane Calovski, Ana Dzokic, Alenka Gregoric, Hristina Ivanoska, Ivan Kucina, Kavior Moon, Marc Neelen, Marjetica Potrc, Kyong Park, Patrick Ward,
Editors: Katherine Carl, Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss
Technical Director and Design: Ajdin Basic
Proofreading & Redaction: Kavior Moon
Coordination: Skuc Gallery

_Cesare Casarino____Modernity at Sea: Melville, Marx, Conrad in Crisis

[University of Minnesota Press_2002]

At once a literary-philosophical meditation on the question of modernity and a manifesto for a new form of literary criticism, Modernity at Sea argues that the nineteenth-century sea narrative played a crucial role in the emergence of a theory of modernity as permanent crisis.
In a series of close readings of such works as Herman Melville’s White-Jacket and Moby Dick, Joseph Conrad’s The Nigger of the “Narcissus” and The Secret Sharer, and Karl Marx’s Grundrisse, Cesare Casarino draws upon the thought of twentieth-century figures including Giorgio Agamben, Louis Althusser, Walter Benjamin, Leo Bersani, Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari, and Antonio Negri to characterize the nineteenth-century ship narrative as the epitome of Michel Foucault’s “heterotopia”-a special type of space that simultaneously represents, inverts, and contests all other spaces in culture.
Elaborating Foucault’s claim that the ship has been the heterotopia par excellence of Western civilization since the Renaissance, Casarino goes on to argue that the nineteenth-century sea narrative froze the world of the ship just before its disappearance-thereby capturing at once its apogee and its end, and producing the ship as the matrix of modernity.
Cesare Casarino is associate professor in the Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota.


_Barbara Cassin____Vocabulaire européen des philosophies : Dictionnaire des intraduisibles



_Manuel Castells/Mireia Fernandez-Ardevol/Jack LinchuanQiu/Araba Sey____Mobile Communication and Society: A Global Perspective

[The MIT Press_2006]

Wireless networks are the fastest growing communications technology in history. Are mobile phones expressions of identity, fashionable gadgets, tools for life–or all of the above? Mobile Communication and Society looks at how the possibility of multimodal communication from anywhere to anywhere at any time affects everyday life at home, at work, and at school, and raises broader concerns about politics and culture both global and local.

Drawing on data gathered from around the world, the authors explore who has access to wireless technology, and why, and analyze the patterns of social differentiation seen in unequal access. They explore the social effects of wireless communication–what it means for family life, for example, when everyone is constantly in touch, or for the idea of an office when workers can work anywhere. Is the technological ability to multitask further compressing time in our already hurried existence?

The authors consider the rise of a mobile youth culture based on peer-to-peer networks, with its own language of texting, and its own values. They examine the phenomenon of flash mobs, and the possible political implications. And they look at the relationship between communication and development and the possibility that developing countries could “leapfrog” directly to wireless and satellite technology. This sweeping book–moving easily in its analysis from the United States to China, from Europe to Latin America and Africa–answers the key questions about our transformation into a mobile network society.

_Lieven de Cauter____Capsular Civilization, The (Reflect)

[NAi Publishers_2005]

Since September 11, the War on Terrorism, and the war in Iraq, it has been almost impossible to dissociate architecture from its social context. Add to this the massive influence of capitalism on architecture, disturbing demographic developments, and associated political, social, and ecological catastrophes, and the result is a robotic snapshot of a society dominated by fear, exclusion, and simulation. Lieven De Cauter, a leading theoretician on the subject of capsularisation, has worked over the past six years on the essays and articles contained in this book, and has documented and analyzed our changing societies before and after 9/11. For the first time, the link between the global economy, demographic changes, world terror, and the role played by the United States under the Bush admisinstration, are examined in detail in a single publication. De Cauter sketches a realistic and alarming account of the new world order that is an everyday concern for the architects and planners of the contemporary city as well as for its inhabitants and users.

_Adrian Cavarero____Relating Narratives: Storytelling and Selfhood (Warwick Studies in European Philosophy)


Relating Narratives is a major new work by the philosopher and feminist thinker Adriana Cavarero. First published in Italian to widespread acclaim, the book presents a fascinating and challenging new account of the relationship between selfhood and narration. Drawing on a diverse array of thinkers from both the philosophical and the literary tradition–from Sophocles and Homer to Hannah Arendt, Karen Blixen, Walter Benjamin and Borges–Cavarero’s theory of the “narratable self” shows how narrative models in philosophy and literature can open new ways of thinking about the formation of human identities. By showing how each human being has a unique story, Cavarero inaugurates an important shift in how we think about subjectivity and identity.


_Adriana Cavarero____For More Than One Voice: Toward A Philosophy Of Vocal Expression

[Stanford University Press_2005]

The human voice does not deceive. The one who is speaking is inevitably revealed by the singular sound of her voice, no matter “what” she says. We take this fact for granted—for example, every time someone asks, over the telephone, “Who is speaking?” and receives as a reply the familiar utterance, “It’s me.” Starting from the given uniqueness of every voice, Cavarero rereads the history of philosophy through its peculiar evasion of this embodied uniqueness. She shows how this history—along with the fields it comprehends, such as linguistics, musicology, political theory, and studies in orality—might be grasped as the “devocalization of Logos,” as the invariable privileging of “semantike” over “phone”, mind over body. Female figures—from the Sirens to the Muses, from Echo to opera singers—provide a crucial counterhistory, one in which the embodied voice triumphs over the immaterial semantic. Reconstructing this counterhistory, Cavarero proposes a “politics of the voice” wherein the ancient bond between Logos and politics is reconfigured, and wherein what matters is not the communicative content of a given discourse, but rather “who” is speaking.

_Adriana Cavarero____Tu che mi guardi, tu che mi racconti: Filosofia della narrazione (Elementi)



_Stanley Cavell____Philosophy the Day after Tomorrow

[Belknap Press_2006]

Nietzsche characterized the philosopher as the man of tomorrow and the day after tomorrow–a description befitting Stanley Cavell, with his longtime interest in freedom in the face of an uncertain future. This interest, particularly in the role of language in freedom of the will, is fully engaged in this volume, a collection of retrospective and forward-thinking essays on performative language and on performances in which the question of freedom is the underlying concern.
Seeking for philosophy the same spirit and assurance conveyed by an artist like Fred Astaire, Cavell presents essays that explore the meaning of grace and gesture in film and on stage, in language and in life. Cavell’s range is broad–from Astaire to Shakespeare’s soulful Cordelia. He also analyzes filmic gestures that bespeak racial stereotypes, opening a key topic that runs through the book: What is the nature of praise? The theme of aesthetic judgment, viewed in the light of “passionate utterance,” is everywhere evident in Cavell’s effort to provoke a renaissance in American thought. Critical to such a rebirth is a recognition of the centrality of the “ordinary” to American life. Here Cavell, who has alluded to Thoreau throughout, takes up the quintessential American philosopher directly, and in relation to Heidegger; he also returns to his great philosophical love, Wittgenstein. His collection of essays ends, appropriately enough, with an essay on collecting.


_Stanley Cavell____Pursuits of Happiness: The Hollywood Comedy of Remarriage

[Harvard University Press_2006]

During the 30′s and 40′s, Hollywood produced a genre of madcap comedies that emphasized reuniting the central couple after divorce or separation. And the female protagonists were strong, independent, and sophisticated. Here, Stanley Cavell examines seven of those classic movies for their cinematic techniques, and for such varies themes as feminism, liberty and interdependence. Included are Adam’s Rib, Bringing Up Baby, and The Philadelphia Story.

_Paul E. Ceruzzi____A History of Modern Computing (History of Computing)

[The MIT Press_2000]

This book delivers exactly what its title promises: a straightforward and comprehensive account of the electronic digital computer’s first five decades. Starting with the historic ENIAC of 1945, Ceruzzi moves nimbly through one epochal generation of computing technology after another: the gargantuan, vacuum-tube-filled mainframes of the early ’50s; the sleeker, transistorized minicomputers of the ’60s; the personal computers conjured up by hobbyists in the ’70s; and the computer networks that have come to span offices and the globe in the last 10 years.
Ceruzzi places all of these developments in the context of the social phenomena that shaped them: the imperatives of Cold War research, the evolving needs of information-swamped businesses, and the quirks and dreams of counter-cultural computer hackers. But unlike some popular books about computing history, this one refuses to acknowledge any particular individual, group, or institution as its protagonist. The tale it tells is complex: a weave of high-level projects, lowbrow tinkerings, and sweeping socioeconomic transformations, with a crash course in the basics of computer architecture tossed in for good measure. The mix doesn’t make for great drama, but it does offer something perhaps more valuable–the sober, subtle feel of real history unfolding. –Julian Dibbell


_Annmarie Chandler/Norie Neumark____At a Distance: Precursors to Art and Activism on the Internet (Leonardo Books)

[The MIT Press_2005]

Networked collaborations of artists did not begin on the Internet. In this multidisciplinary look at the practice of art that takes place across a distance — geographical, temporal, or emotional — theorists and practitioners examine the ways that art, activism, and media fundamentally reconfigured each other in experimental networked projects of the 1970s and 1980s. By providing a context for this work — showing that it was shaped by varying mixes of social relations, cultural strategies, and political and aesthetic concerns — At a Distance effectively refutes the widely accepted idea that networked art is technologically determined. Doing so, it provides the historical grounding needed for a more complete understanding of today’s practices of Internet art and activism and suggests the possibilities inherent in networked practice.

At a Distance traces the history and theory of such experimental art projects as Mail Art, sound and radio art, telematic art, assemblings, and Fluxus. Although the projects differed, a conceptual questioning of the “art object,” combined with a political undermining of dominant art institutional practices, animated most distance art. After a section that sets this work in historical and critical perspective, the book presents artists and others involved in this art “re-viewing” their work — including experiments in “mini-FM,” telerobotics, networked psychoanalysis, and interactive book construction. Finally, the book recasts the history of networks from the perspectives of politics, aesthetics, economics, and cross-cultural analysis.

_Merrill R. Chapman____In Search of Stupidity: Over 20 Years of High-Tech Marketing Disasters


In Search of Stupidity is National Lampoon meets Peter Drucker. In Search of Stupidity is a funny and well written business book that takes a look at some of the most influential marketing and business philosophies of the last twenty years and, through the dark glass of hindsight, provides a educational and vastly entertaining examination of why they didn’t work. And make no mistake, most of them did not work. Richly illustrated with cartoons and reproductions of many of the actual campaigns used at the time marketing wizard Richard Chapman takes readers on a hilarious ride through the last twenty years. Filled with personal anecdotes spanning Chapman’s remarkable career (he was present at many now famous meetings and events) In Search of Stupidity takes a no holds barred look at the uncreative and hopeless marketing ideas surrounding the technology industry. It offers clear, detailed analysis of what happened, why, and what you can do to avoid acting stupidly in the future. This book offers unique insights into the avoidable mistakes made by some of the country’s largest and best known high tech companies as well as succinct, to-the-point advice on how companies can avoid acting stupidly. It is aimed at people in the high tech industries, both software and hardware sides of the business. The software side is more heavily represented since software is more glamorous and highly covered than the hardware. Because it is a business book, I believe it also has appeal to the general business book market and the title should attract anyone interested in the various marketing disciplines.

_Lorenzo Chiesa____Subjectivity and Otherness: A Philosophical Reading of Lacan

[The MIT Press_2007]

Countering the call by some “pro-Lacanians” for an end to the exegesis of Lacan’s work–and the dismissal by “anti-Lacanians” of Lacan as impossibly impenetrable–Subjectivity and Otherness argues for Lacan as a “paradoxically systematic” thinker, and for the necessity of a close analysis of his texts. Lorenzo Chiesa examines, from a philosophical perspective, the evolution of the concept of subjectivity in Lacan’s work, carrying out a detailed reading of the Lacanian subject in its necessary relation to otherness according to Lacan’s orders of the Imaginary, the Symbolic, and the Real.

Chiesa emphasizes the continuity underlying apparently incompatible phases of Lacan’s examination of the subject, describing Lacan’s theory as a consistent philosophical system–but one that is constantly revised and therefore problematic. Chiesa analyzes each “old” theory of the subject within the framework of a “new” elaboration and reassesses its fundamental tenets from the perspective of a general psychoanalytic discourse that becomes increasingly complex. From the 1960s on, writes Chiesa, the Lacanian subject amounts to an irreducible lack that must be actively confronted and assumed; this “subjectivized lack,” Chiesa argues further, offers an escape from the contemporary impasse between the “death of the subject” alleged by postmodernism and a return to a traditional “substantialist” notion of the subject. An original treatment of psychoanalytic issues, Subjectivity and Otherness fills a significant gap in the existing literature on Lacan, taking seriously the need for a philosophical investigation of Lacanian concepts.

_Michel Chion____Un art sonore, le cinéma

[Cahiers du Cinéma_2003]

Au départ, cet ouvrage était prévu n’être qu’une remise à jour de deux volumes parus chez le même éditeur, Le Son au cinéma, 1985, et La Toile trouée, 1988. Finalement, nous avons fait un travail beaucoup plus poussé et avons abouti au présent ouvrage, nouveau aux deux tiers, même s’il reprend – non sans les avoir réécrits et révisés – un certain nombre de pages des deux titres précédents, qui ne seront pas réédités.
Le titre : Un art sonore : le cinéma, dit bien qu’il s’agit d’un essai sur le cinéma dans son ensemble, en partant de la question du son, question qui, comme on le verra au premier chapitre, s’est posée dès les débuts de l’art cinématographique. La première partie esquisse un parcours historique, où nous avons voulu en particulier donner la place qu’elles méritent aux trente dernières années, paradoxalement les plus négligées dans la recherche. Un chapitre central, à part de l’ensemble, vise à démontrer, en s’appuyant sur une séquence du film d’Hitchcock, Les Oiseaux, 1963, que le cinéma parlant ne s’est pas substitué au muet, mais que celui-ci continue à vivre sous lui et par lui.
Une deuxième partie, plus développée, « Esthétique et poétique », aborde successivement un grand nombre de questions (l’espace, le temps, le réel, la parole, le masque, le taire, etc) visant à tracer un portrait du cinéma en tant que sonore, c’est-à-dire du cinéma tout court. Ce « portrait de groupe » fait de temps en temps un arrêt sur un auteur ou un film isolés, dans des chapitres que nous avons voulus d’une autre écriture, plus libre, plus ouverte.

Michel Chion, né en 1947, primé en 1995 pour La Musique au cinéma, a publié 25 ouvrages sur le son, le cinéma, la musique, traduit en une dizaine de langues dans le monde. Il a écrit sur plusieurs auteurs situés au carrefour du cinéma d’auteur et du cinéma populaire, comme Lynch, Chaplin, Kubrick ou Tati. Enseignant à l’Esec et à Paris III, chroniqueur dans plusieurs revues, il est également compositeur de musique concrète et…

_Michel Chion/Claudia Gorbman/Walter Murch____Audio-Vision

[Columbia University Press_1994]

In Audio-Vision, the French composer-filmmaker-critic Michel Chion presents a reassessment of the audiovisual media since sound’s revolutionary debut in 1927 and sheds light on the mutual influences of sound and image in audiovisual perception.
Chion expands on the arguments from his influential trilogy on sound in cinema– Las Voix au cinema, Le Son au cinema, and La Toile trouee–while providing an overview of the functions and aesthetics of sound in film and television. He considers the effects of evolving audiovisual technologies such as widescreen, multi-track sound, and Dolby stereo on audio-vision, influences of sound on the perception of space and time, and contemporary forms of audio-vision embodied in music videos, video art, and commercial television. His final chapter presents a model for audiovisual analysis of film.
Walter Murch, who contributes the foreward, has been honored by both the British and American Motion Picture Academies for his sound design and picture editing. His is especially well-known for his work on The Godfather, The Conversation, and Apocalypse Now.


_Michel Chion____The Thin Red Line (Bfi Modern Classics)

[British Film Institute_2004]

The Thin Red Line (1998) is only the third film directed by Terrence Malick, the maverick genius of American cinema, in his thirty-year career. Set during the savage World War II battle for Gaudalcanal, it boasts a stellar cast–including George Clooney, Nick Nolte, Sean Penn, and John Travolta–but otherwise goes entirely against the grain of conventional Hollywood filmmaking. Action, narrative, and patriotism are subordinated to cryptic interior monologues and exquisite images of animals and nature, a strategy found by many to be perplexing and disconcerting.
How to make sense of this extraordinary film? Michel Chion traces the film’s connections to Malick’s earlier work and links The Thin Red Line to the novel on which it is loosely based. More than that, he pays minute attention to the film itself–the images, sounds, faces, landscapes, and words that create a magnificent reflection on the beauty, inexplicability, and tragedy of our coexistence with each other and with the world.

_Noam Chomsky____A New Generation Draws the Line: Kosovo, East Timor and the Standards of the West


1999 saw two major international crises which, looked at side-by-side by Noam Chomsky, starkly illuminate the strategies of the Western powers in the new century. In this volume Chomsky convincingly argues that humanitarianism was not the moving force behind NATO’s intervention in Yugoslavia, and that there, as in East Timor, strategic concerns were dominant and the fate of civilian populations incidental.

_Noam Chomsky____Politika bez moći



_Noam Chomsky____Mediji, propaganda i sistem

[Marko Strpić_2002]


_Noam Chomsky____11/9/2008

[Naklada Jesenski i Turk_2002]

Zastrašujući zločini koji su se dogodili 11. rujna 2001. nešto su posve novo u svjetskim zbivanjima, ne razmjerom ili značajem, nego po tome tko im je meta. Nacionalni teritorij Sjedinjenih Država nije bio napadnut, čak ni ugrožen, još od rata 1812. Mnogi su komentatori povukli analogiju s napadom na Pearl Harbor, no to je pogrešno. Dana 7. prosinca 1941. napadnute su vojne baze u dvjema kolonijama SAD-a – a ne nacionalni teritorij, koji nikada nije bio ugrožen… Nitko ne može naslutiti što to točno navještava. No, posve je jasno da je riječ o nečem drastično novom.
NOAM CHOMSKY je svjetski priznati politički aktivist, pisac i od 1955. profesor lingvistike na Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Pisao je i predavao širom svijeta o lingvistici, filozofiji i politici.
Preveo Tomislav Brlek.

_Noam Chomsky____Rogue States

[Pluto Press_2000]


_Tom Christiansen/Nathan Torkington____Perl Cookbook


When the second edition of Programming Perl was released, the authors omitted two chapters: “Common Tasks with Perl” and “Real Perl Programs.” Publisher O’Reilly & Associates soon realized that there would be too many pages in Programming Perl if it put updated recipes in the new edition. Instead, O’Reilly chose to release the many Perl code examples as a separate entity: The Perl Cookbook.
The recipes are well documented and the examples aren’t too arcane; even beginners will be able to pick up the lessons taught here. The authors write in relatively easy-to-understand language (for a technical guide). Through this book and its arsenal of recipes, you will learn many new things about Perl to help you through your toughest projects. The next time you’re working on a project at 2 a.m., you’ll thank yourself for the guidance and direction The Perl Cookbook provides. –Doug Beaver


_Wendy Hui Kyong Chun/Thomas Keenan____New Media, Old Media: A History and Theory Reader


The term “new media” rose to prominence in the 1990s, superseding “multi-media” in business, art, and culture. The phrase obstinately portrays other media as old or dead. But what, if anything, is truly unique or revolutionary about new media?

New Media, Old Media is a comprehensive anthology of original and classic essays that explore the tensions of old and new in digital culture. Leading international media scholars and cultural theorists interrogate new media like the Internet, digital video, and MP3s against the backdrop of earlier media such as television, film, photography, and print. The essays provide new benchmarks for evaluating all those claims–political, social, ethical–made about the digital age. Committed to historical research and to theoretical innovation, they suggest that in the light of digital programmability, seemingly forgotten moments in the history of the media we glibly call old can be rediscovered and transformed. The many topics explored in provocative volume include websites, webcams, the rise and fall of dotcom mania, Internet journalism, the open source movement, and computer viruses.

New Media, Old Media is a foundational text for general readers, students, and scholars of new media across the disciplines. It is essential reading for anyone interested in understanding the cultural impact of new media.

_Roberto Ciccarelli ____Potenza e beatitudine. Il diritto nel pensiero di Baruch Spinoza


Lo studio del diritto in Spinoza non può evitare di confrontarsi con la potenza e la beatitudine, due concetti usati molto diversamente dal giusnaturalismo moderno, capaci però di modificarne integralmente il profilo storico. Questo libro dimostra come, per Spinoza, il diritto non regola la vita umana solo sul canone alto della vita dianoetica, la ragione, ma arretra sino allo schema più basso della vita nutritiva del soggetto, cioè il desiderio di autoconservazione. La novità folgorante è che il diritto permette di collegare la vita nutritiva all’intimo carattere della contemplazione senza oggetto: la scienza intuitiva di Dio, origine della beatitudine e della massima estensione della potenza del soggetto.

_Giuseppe Cocco/Antonio Negri____GlobAL: Biopotere e lotte in America Latina



_Tom Cohen____Hitchcock’s Cryptonymies v1 : Volume 1. Secret Agents

[Univ Of Minnesota Press_2005]


_Tom Cohen____Hitchcock’s Cryptonymies v2 : Volume II. War Machines

[Univ Of Minnesota Press_2005]


_Hal K. Colebatch____Policy

[Fakultet političkih znanosti_2004]


_Peter Coles____Einstein i rođenje velike znanosti

[Naklada Jesenski i Turk_2001]


Na koji način je Einstein postao pop ikonom svjetskih razmjera kada njegove ideje ostaju unutar skrovitog područja nekolicine specijalista?
Odgovor leži u jednom kulturnom fenomenu, rođenju “velike znanosti”.
Potraga za znanjem odvela je znanstvenike u područja udaljena od svakidašnjeg iskustva, dostupna samo onima koji raspolažu skupocjenom eksperimentalnom opremom. Ti najdalji dosezi znanstvenog proučavanja čine domenu “velike znanosti”.
Osim što pruža jednostavan uvod u Einsteinova shvaćanja, ovaj ogled iznosi dojmljiv uvid u društvene sukobe između “velike znanosti” i popularne kulture, koji su jednako prisutni danas kao što su to bili u Einsteinovo doba.
Peter Coles po zanimanju je kozmolog i profesor astrofizike na Sveučilištu u Nottinghamu. Autor je djela Hawking i um boga, još jedne knjige u ovome nizu.

_Peter Coles____Hawking i um Boga

[Naklada Jesenski i Turk_2001]


_Jeff Collins____Heidegger i nacisti

[Naklada Jesenski i Turk_2001]


Oduševljeno zastupanje nacizma od strane Martina Heideggera ostavilo je u političkoj kulturi postmoderniteta tragove koji se razilaze. 
Ova knjiga istražuje činjenice i dokaze vezane uz Heideggerovu politiku te ih smještava u kontekst kritičkih političkih rasprava na prijelazu u 21. stoljeće. Um, modernost, humanizam, subjektivitet i identitet – kao i budućnost marksizma i socijalne demokracije – nalaze se među predmetima tih rasprava.
Jeff Collins je viši predavač povijesti umjetnosti na Sveučilištu u Plymouthu.


_Beatriz Colomina____Domesticity at War

[The MIT Press_2007]

In the years immediately following World War II, America embraced modern architecture–not as something imported from Europe, but as an entirely new mode of operation, with original and captivating designs made in the USA. In Domesticity at War, Beatriz Colomina shows how postwar American architecture adapted the techniques and materials that were developed for military applications to domestic use. Just as manufacturers were turning wartime industry to peacetime productivity–going from missiles to washing machines–American architects and cultural institutions were, in Buckminster Fuller’s words, turning “weaponry into livingry.”

This new form of domesticity itself turned out to be a powerful weapon. Images of American domestic bliss–suburban homes, manicured lawns, kitchen accessories–went around the world as an effective propaganda campaign. Cold War anxieties were masked by endlessly repeated images of a picture-perfect domestic environment. Even the popular conception of the architect became domesticated, changing from that of an austere modernist to a plaid-shirt wearing homebody.

Colomina examines, with interlocking case studies and an army of images, the embattled and obsessive domesticity of postwar America. She reports on, among other things, MOMA’s exhibition of a Dymaxion Deployment Unit (DDU), a corrugated steel house suitable for use as a bomb shelter, barracks, or housing; Charles and Ray Eames’s vigorous domestic life and their idea of architecture as a flexible stage for the theatrical spectacle of everyday life; and the American lawn as patriotic site and inalienable right.

Domesticity at War itself has a distinctive architecture. Housed within the case are two units: one book of text, and one book of illustrations–most of them in color, including advertisements, newspaper and magazine articles, architectural photographs, and more.

_Tom Conley____Cartographic Cinema

[Univ Of Minnesota Press_2007]

Cartography and cinema are what might be called locational machinery. Maps and movies tell their viewers where they are situated, what they are doing, and, to a strong degree, who they are. In this groundbreaking work, eminent scholar Tom Conley establishes the ideological power of maps in classic, contemporary, and avant-garde cinema to shape the imaginary and mediated relations we hold with the world. Cartographic Cinema examines the affinities of maps and movies through comparative theory and close analysis of films from the silent era to the French New Wave to Hollywood blockbusters. In doing so, Conley reveals that most of the movies we see contain maps of various kinds and almost invariably constitute a projective apparatus similar to cartography. In addition, he demonstrates that spatial signs in film foster a critical relation with the prevailing narrative and mimetic registers of cinema. Conley convincingly argues that the very act of watching films, and cinema itself, is actually a form of cartography. Unlike its function in an atlas, a map in a movie often causes the spectator to entertain broader questions—not only about cinema but also of the nature of space and being.

_William E. Connolly____Neuropolitics: Thinking, Culture, Speed

[University of Minnesota Press_2002]

Why would a political theorist venture into the nexus between neuroscience and film? According to William Connolly-whose new book is itself an eloquent answer-the combination exposes the ubiquitous role that technique plays in thinking, ethics, and politics. By taking up recent research in neuroscience to explore the way brain activity is influenced by cultural conditions and stimuli such as film technique, Connolly is able to fashion a new perspective on our attempts to negotiate-and thrive-within a deeply pluralized society whose culture and economy continue to quicken.
In Neuropolitics Connolly draws upon recent brain/body research to explore the creative potential of thinking, the layered character of culture, the cultivation of ethical sensibilities, and the critical role of technique in all three. He then shows how a series of films-including Vertigo, Five Easy Pieces, and Citizen Kane-enhances our appreciation of technique and contests the linear image of time now prevalent in cultural theory.
Connolly deftly brings these themes together to support an ethos of deep pluralism within the democratic state and a politics of citizen activism across states. His book is an original and rigorous study that attends to the creative possibilities of thinking in identity, culture, and ethics.


_Joan Copjec____Imagine There’s No Woman: Ethics and Sublimation

[The MIT Press_2003]

Jacques Lacan claimed that his theory of feminine sexuality, including the infamous proposition, “the Woman does not exist,” constituted a revision of his earlier work on “the ethics of psychoanalysis.” In Imagine There’s No Woman, Joan Copjec shows how Freud’s ragtag, nearly incoherent notion of sublimation was refashioned by Lacan to become the key term in his ethics. To trace the link between feminine being and Lacan’s ethics of sublimation, Copjec argues, one must take the negative proposition about the woman’s existence not as just another nominalist denunciation of thought’s illusions about the existence of universals, but as recognition of the power of thought, which posits and gives birth to the difference of objects from themselves. While the relativist position currently dominant insists on the difference between my views and another’s, Lacan insists on this difference within the object I see. The popular position fuels the disaffection with which we regard a world in a state of decomposition, whereas the Lacanian alternative urges our investment in a world that awaits our invention.

In the book’s first part, Copjec explores positive acts of invention/sublimation: Antigone’s burial of her brother, the silhouettes by the young black artist Kara Walker, Cindy Sherman’s Untitled Film Stills, and Stella Dallas’s final gesture toward her daughter in the well-known melodrama. In the second part, the focus shifts to sublimation’s adversary, the cruelly uncreative superego, as Copjec analyzes Kant’s concept of radical evil, envy’s corruption of liberal demands for equality and justice, and the difference between sublimation and perversion. Maintaining her focus on artistic texts, she weaves her arguments through discussions of Pasolini’s Salo, the film noir classic Laura, and the Zapruder film of the Kennedy assassination.

_Laurence Cornu/Patrice Vermeren____La philosophie déplacée : Autour de Jacques Rancière _ Colloque de Cerisy

[Horlieu Editions_2006]


_Christoph Cox/Daniel Warner____Audio Culture: Readings in Modern Music

[Continuum International Publishing Group_2004]

The groundbreaking Audio Culture: Readings in Modern Music (Continuum; September 2004; paperback original) maps the aural and discursive terrain of vanguard music today. Rather than offering a history of contemporary music, Audio Culture traces the genealogy of current musical practices and theoretical concerns, drawing lines of connection between recent musical production and earlier moments of sonic experimentation. It aims to foreground the various rewirings of musical composition and performance that have taken place in the past few decades and to provide a critical and theoretical language for this new audio culture.
Via writings by philosophers, cultural theorists, and composers, Audio Culture explores the interconnections among such forms as minimalism, indeterminacy, musique concrète, free improvisation, experimental music, avant-rock, dub reggae, Ambient music, HipHop, and Techno. Instead of focusing on the putative “crossover” between “high art” and “popular culture,” Audio Culture takes all of these musics as experimental practices on par with, and linked to, one another. While cultural studies has tended to look at music (primarily popular music) from a sociological perspective, the concern here is philosophical, musical, and historical.
Audio Culture includes writing by some of the most important musical thinkers of the past half-century, among them John Cage, Brian Eno, Glenn Gould, Umberto Eco, Ornette Coleman, Jacques Attali, Simon Reynolds, Pauline Oliveros, Paul D. Miller, David Toop, John Zorn, Karlheinz Stockhausen, and many others. The book is divided into nine thematically-organized sections, each with its own introduction. Section headings include topics such as “Modes of Listening,” “Minimalisms,” and “DJ Culture.” In addition, each essay has its own short introduction, helping the reader to place the essay within musical, historical, and conceptual contexts. The book concludes with a glossary, a timeline, and an extensive discography.


_Jeremy W. Crampton____The Political Mapping of Cyberspace

[Edinburgh University Press_2003]


_Marc Crépon____Langues sans demeure

[Editions Galilée_2005]


_Douglas Crimp____Melancholia and Moralism: Essays on AIDS and Queer Politics

[The MIT Press_2002]

In Melancholia and Moralism, Douglas 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 rights 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 that its determining role in queer politics has never been greater. AIDS, he demonstrates, is the repressed, unconscious force that drives the destructive moralism of the new, anti-liberation gay politics expounded by such mainstream gay writers as Larry Kramer, Gabriel Rotello, and Michelangelo Signorile, as well as Sullivan. Crimp examines various cultural phenomena, including Randy Shilts’s bestseller And the Band Played On, the Hollywood films “Silence of the Lambs” and “Philadelphia,” and Magic Johnson’s HIV infection and retirement from the Los Angeles Lakers. He also analyzes Robert Mapplethorpe’s and Nicholas Nixon’s photography, John Greyson’s AIDS musical “Zero Patience,” Gregg Bordowitz’s video “Fast Trip, Long Drop,” the Names Project Quilt, and the annual “Day without Art.”

_Simon Critchley____Very Little … Almost Nothing


Very Little … Almost Nothing puts the question of the meaning of life back at the center of intellectual debate. Its central concern is how we can find a meaning to human finitude without recourse to anything that transcends that finitude. A profound but secular meditation on the theme of death, Critchley traces the idea of nihilism through Blanchot, Levinas, Jena Romanticism and Cavell, culminating in a reading of Beckett, in many ways the hero of the book. For this Second Edition, Simon Critchley has added a revealing and extended new preface, and a new chapter on Wallace Stevens which reflects on the idea of poetry as philosophy.


_Simon Critchley____Infinitely Demanding: Ethics of Commitment, Politics of Resistance


A new political ethics that confronts the injustices of liberal democracy.

Infinitely Demanding is the clearest, boldest and most systematic statement of Simon Critchley’s influential views on philosophy, ethics, and politics. Part diagnosis of the times, part theoretical analysis of the impasses and possibilities of ethics and politics, part manifesto, Infinitely Demanding identifies a massive political disappointment at the heart of liberal democracy and argues that what is called for is an ethics of commitment that can inform a radical politics. Exploring the problem of ethics in Kant, Levinas, Badiou, and Lacan that leads to a conception of subjectivity based on the infinite responsibility of an ethical demand, Critchley considers the possibility of political subjectivity and action after Marx and Marxism. Infinitely Demanding culminates in an argument for anarchism as an ethical practice and a remotivating means of political organization.

_Arnaldo Cruz/Martin F. Manalansan____Queer Globalizations: Citizenship and the Afterlife of Colonialism

[New York University Press_2002]

Globalization has a taste for queer cultures. Whether in advertising, film, performance art, the internet, or in the political discourses of human rights in emerging democracies, queerness sells and the transnational circulation of peoples, identities and social movements that we call “globalization” can be liberating to the extent that it incorporates queer lives and cultures. From this perspective, globalization is seen as allowing the emergence of queer identities and cultures on a global scale.
The essays in Queer Globalizations bring together scholars of postcolonial and lesbian and gay studies in order to examine from multiple perspectives the narratives that have sought to define globalization. In examining the tales that have been spun about globalization, these scholars have tried not only to assess the validity of the claims made for globalization, they have also attempted to identify the tactics and rhetorical strategies through which these claims and through which global circulation are constructed and operate.
Contributors include Joseba Gabilondo, Gayatri Gopinath, Janet Ann Jakobsen, Miranda Joseph, Katie King, William Leap, Lawrence LaFountain-Stokes, Bill Maurer, Cindy Patton, Chela Sandoval, Ann Pellegrini, Silviano Santiago, and Roberto Strongman.


_Sean Cubitt____The Cinema Effect

[The MIT Press_2004]

It has been said that all cinema is a special effect. In this highly original examination of time in film Sean Cubitt tries to get at the root of the uncanny effect produced by images and sounds that don’t quite align with reality. What is it that cinema does? Cubitt proposes a history of images in motion from a digital perspective, for a digital audience.

From the viewpoint of art history, an image is discrete, still. How can a moving image–constructed from countless constituent images–even be considered an image? And where in time is an image in motion located? Cubitt traces the complementary histories of two forms of the image/motion relationship–the stillness of the image combined with the motion of the body (exemplified by what Cubitt calls the “protocinema of railway travel”) and the movement of the image combined with the stillness of the body (exemplified by melodrama and the magic lantern). He argues that the magic of cinema arises from the intertwining relations between different kinds of movement, different kinds of time, and different kinds of space.

He begins with a discussion of “pioneer cinema,” focusing on the contributions of French cinematic pioneers in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He then examines the sound cinema of the 1930s, examining film effects in works by Eisenstein, Jean Renoir, and Hollywood’s RKO studio. Finally he considers what he calls “post cinema,” examining the postwar development of the “spatialization” of time through slow motion, freeze-frame, and steadi-cam techniques. Students of film will find Cubitt’s analyses of noncanonical films like Sam Peckinpah’s Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid as enlightening as his fresh takes on such classics as Renoir’s Rules of the Game.

_Nina Czegledy____Digitized bodies