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  1. _Nenad Daković____Varalice: ogledi iz postfilozofije
  2. _Antonio Damasio____Osjećaj zbivanja
  3. _Dieter Daniels____Kunst als Sendung. Von der Telegrafie zum Internet
  4. _Arthur C. Danto____The Madonna of the Future: Essays in a Pluralistic Art World
  5. _Robert Darnton____The Literary Underground of the Old Regime
  6. _Lorraine Daston/Peter Galison____Objectivity
  7. _Lorraine Daston____Things That Talk: Object Lessons from Art and Science
  8. _Monique David-Ménard____Deleuze et la psychanalyse : L’altercation
  9. _Donald Davidson____Subjective, Intersubjective, Objective
  10. _Merryl Wyn Davies____Darwin i fundamentalizam
  11. _R. Davis-Floyd/Jennifer Croissant/Sylvia Sensiper____Cyborg Babies
  12. _Mike Davis____Buda’s Wagon: A Brief History of the Car Bomb
  13. _Mike Davis____Planet of Slums
  14. _Mike Davis/Daniel Bertrand Monk____Evil Paradises: Dreamworlds of NeoLiberalism
  15. _Mike Davis____Late Victorian Holocausts: El Nino Famines and the Making of the Third World
  16. _Mike Davis____Magical Urbanism: Latinos Reinvent the US Big City
  17. _Jodi Dean____Publicity’s Secret: How Technoculture Capitalizes on Democracy
  18. _Jodi Dean____Zizek’s Politics
  19. _Mitchell M Dean____Governmentality : Power and Rule in Modern Society
  20. _Thierry deDuve____Kant after Duchamp (October Books)
  21. _Ronald Deibert____Access Denied: The Practice and Policy of Global Internet Filtering
  22. _Manuel DeLanda/Manuel De Landa____A Thousand Years of Nonlinear History
  23. _Manuel Delanda____New Philosophy of Society: Assemblage Theory And Social Complexity
  24. _Samuel Delany/Samuel R. Delany____Times Square Red, Times Square Blue
  25. _Gilles Deleuze____L’Île déserte et autres textes
  26. _Alex Demirović____Der nonkonformistische Intellektuelle
  27. _Ješa Denegri____Dossier Beuys
  28. _James Der Derian____Virtuous War: Mapping the Military-Industrial-Media-Entertainment Network
  29. _Jacques Derrida____Fichus
  30. _Jacques Derrida____Politike prijateljstva
  31. _Jacques Derrida____On Touching: Jean-Luc Nancy
  32. _Jacques Derrida____Rogues: Two Essays On Reason
  33. _Jacques Derrida____Without Alibi (Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics)
  34. _Adrian Desmond____Huxley: From Devil’s Disciple to Evolution’s High Priest
  35. _Faisal Devji____Landscapes of the Jihad: Militancy, Morality, Modernity
  36. _Peter Dews____Logics of Disintegration: Poststructuralist Thought and the Claims of Critical Theory
  37. _Iba Ndiaye Diadji/Birama Diallo/Peter Fend____Unplugged: Art as the Scene of Global Conflicts, Ars Electronica 2002
  38. _Jared Diamond____Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
  39. _Georges Didi-Huberman____Invention of Hysteria: Charcot and the Photographic Iconography of the Salpetriere
  40. _Georges Didi-Huberman____Images malgré tout
  41. _Georges Didi-Huberman____Devant le temps: Histoire de l’art et anachronisme des images (Collection “Critique”)
  42. _Diedrich Diederichsen____Musikzimmer. Avantgarde und Alltag
  43. _Steve Dixon____Digital Performance: A History of New Media in Theater, Dance, Performance Art, and Installation
  44. _Zvonimir Dobrović____Poqueerene priče
  45. _Mladen Dolar____O skoposti
  46. _Mladen Dolar____Das Unheimliche
  47. _Mladen Dolar____A Voice and Nothing More
  48. _Jonathan Dollimore____Sexual Dissidence : Augustine to Wilde, Freud to Foucault
  49. _Milan Đorđević____Cveće i džungla
  50. _Mirko Đorđević____Srpska konzervativna misao
  51. _Keith Doubt____Sociologija nakon Bosne
  52. _Mary Douglas____Čisto i opasno
  53. _Costas Douzinas____The End of Human Rights: Critical Legal Thought at the Turn of the Century
  54. _Jon Dovey____Fractal Dreams: New Media in Social Context
  55. _Milena Dragićević-Šešić____Arts management in turbulent times : adaptable quality management : navigating the arts through the winds of change
  56. _Daša Drndić____Marija Czestochowska još uvijek roni suze (umiranje u Torontu)
  57. _Helmut Dubiel____Ungewissheit und Politik
  58. _Christopher Dunn____Brutality Garden: Tropicalia and the Emergence of a Brazilian Counterculture
  59. _Anthony Dunne____Hertzian Tales: Electronic Products, Aesthetic Experience, and Critical Design
  60. _Elie During/Edward George/Francisco LUpez/Jacques RanciEre/Diedrich Diederichsen/Kodwo Eshun/Christine van Assche/Simon Reynolds____Sonic Process
  61. _Eduardo Dussel____Beyond Philosophy: Ethics, History, Marxism, and Liberation Theology
  62. _Alexander Garcia Duttmann____At Odds With Aids: Thinking and Talking About a Virus (Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics)
  63. _Alexander Garcia Düttmann____Luchino Visconti: Einsichten in Fleisch und Blut
  64. _Alexander Garcia Düttmann____Verwisch die Spuren
  65. _Alexander Garcia Düttmann____Kunstende. Drei ästhetische Studien
  66. _Alexander García Düttmann____Zwischen den Kulturen: Spannungen im Kampf um Anerkennung
  67. _Srđan Dvornik____Transformacija Hrvatske: sljedeći korak
  68. _Ronald Dworkin____Shvaćanje prava ozbiljno
  69. _Richard Dyer____Now You See It: Studies in Lesbian and Gay Film

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_Nenad Daković____Varalice: ogledi iz postfilozofije

[Plato_2005]

Naslov nove Dakovićeve knjige vraća nas na roman Hermana Melvila Varalice. Odnosno, ne toliko na Melvila koliko na Pegi Kamuf, koja je pre desetak godina isplela jednu veliku priču, ali ne i metanaraciju, oko tog romana (u knjizi Univerzitet u dekonstrukciji). Uzimajući Melvilove Varalice kao egzemplarni dokument, ona je analizirala odnose između varanja i prevare i, s druge strane, poverenja, kredibiliteta i kredita, da bi postavila pitanje: šta je književnost u doba kreditnih kartica?
Dakovićeve Varalice kao da se otvaraju pitanjem: šta je filozofija u dobu kreditnih kartica? Njegov odgovor – mada se on samim tim pitanjem eksplicitno ne bavi – glasio bi: to je postfilozofija, koja je u isto vreme i postfenomenologija.
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_Antonio Damasio____Osjećaj zbivanja

[Algoritam_2005]

Kako znamo da znamo? I kako znamo da jesmo? Gdje su prave granice našeg ja – i koliko “ja” zapravo imamo? U knjizi Osjećaj zbivanja, nakon svoje međunarodne uspješnice Descartesova pogreška, (koju ćete također čitati u okviru biblioteke Facta) Antonio Damasio, vodeći svjetski stručnjak za neurofiziologiju emocija, vodi nas do samih bioloških temelja svijesti, do njezinih fizioloških korijena. U ovoj izvanrednoj knjizi koju je Publisher’s Weekly proglasio knjigom 2000. godine, ujedinili su se, riječima režisera Petera Brooka, “pjesnička intuicija i precizno istraživanje”; ovdje će i psiholozi, sociolozi, liječnici i biolozi – podjednako kao i filozofi, književnici i teoretičari umjetnosti – pronaći fascinantno štivo o vezi emocija i spoznaje, o vezi tijela, uma i jastva. Damasiov je stil kojim prikazuje jedno od najzamršenijih znanstvenih područja lijep, jasan i izražajan, a prevođen je na dvadesetak svjetskih jezika. Njegova istraživanja temelje se na dugogodišnjem kliničkom radu s bolesnicima s teškim poremećajima svijesti (Alzheimerova bolest, amnezije, epilepsije ili afazije). Riječima Jorie Graham, dobitnice Pulitzerove nagrade za poeziju – “Pročitajte ovu knjigu kako biste doznali tko ste.” 
Biblioteka Facta s ponosom predstavlja Osjećaj zbivanja u izvrsnom prijevodu prof. Miloša Judaša koji je zamolio Antonia Damasia da za hrvatsko izdanje napiše i predgovor. Ilustraciju na naslovnoj stranici potpisuje Marina Leskovar.
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_Dieter Daniels____Kunst als Sendung. Von der Telegrafie zum Internet

[C.H.Beck_2002]

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_Arthur C. Danto____The Madonna of the Future: Essays in a Pluralistic Art World

[Farrar Straus Giroux_2000]

Arthur C. Danto’s urbane, informed, searching essays about art and the art world are the best record we have of the life of the visual arts in the United States today. The Madonna of the Future finds Danto at the point where all the vectors of the contemporary art world intersect: those of traditional painting, Pop Art, mixed media, and installation art; those of art and philosophy; those of the specialist who comes to the work fully equipped with theory and of the connoisseur who encounters it chiefly through the eyes. In his reviews of major exhibitions and gallery shows, Danto reflects on the work of past masters (Vermeer, Tiepolo), the great painters of the modern period (Dalí, de Kooning, Kline, Rothko, and Johns), and the pluralistic descendants of Andy Warhol who dominate the New York art scene today. Nietzsche, he points out, published an essay called “How to Philosophize with a Hammer”; Danto’s own review essays are lessons in how to criticize with a feather, so find and considerate are his judgments of artists and of the nature of art in general.
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_Robert Darnton____The Literary Underground of the Old Regime

[Harvard University Press_2005]

Robert Darnton introduces us to the shadowy world of pirate publishers, garret scribblers, under-the-cloak book peddlers, smugglers, and police spies that composed the literary underground of the Enlightenment.
Here are the ambitious writers who crowded into Paris seeking fame and fortune within the Republic of Letters, but who instead sank into the miserable world of Grub Street-victims of a closed world of protection and privilege. Venting their frustrations in an illicit literature of vitriolic pamphlets, libelles, and chroniques scandaleuses, these “Rousseaus of the gutter” desecrated everything sacred in the social order of the Old Regime. Here too are the workers who printed their writings and the clandestine booksellers who distributed them.
While censorship, a monopolistic guild, and the police contained the visible publishing industry within the limits of official orthodoxies, a prolific literary underworld disseminated a vast illegal literature that conveyed a seditious ideology to readers everywhere in France. Covering their traces in order to survive, the creators of this eighteenth-century counterculture have virtually disappeared from history. By drawing on an ingenious selection of previously hidden sources, such as police ledgers and publishers’ records, Robert Darnton reveals for the first time the fascinating story of that forgotten underworld.
The activities of the underground bear on a broad range of issues in history and literature, and they directly concern the problem of uncovering the ideological origins of the French Revolution. This engaging book illuminates those issues and provides a fresh view of publishing history that will inform and delight the general reader.

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_Lorraine Daston/Peter Galison____Objectivity

[Zone Books_2007]

Objectivity has a history, and it is full of surprises. In Objectivity, Lorraine Daston and Peter Galison chart the emergence of objectivity in the mid-nineteenth-century sciences–and show how the concept differs from its alternatives, truth-to-nature and trained judgment. This is a story of lofty epistemic ideals fused with workaday practices in the making of scientific images.

From the eighteenth through the early twenty-first centuries, the images that reveal the deepest commitments of the empirical sciences–from anatomy to crystallography–are those featured in scientific atlases, the compendia that teach practitioners what is worth looking at and how to look at it. Galison and Daston use atlas images to uncover a hidden history of scientific objectivity and its rivals. Whether an atlas maker idealizes an image to capture the essentials in the name of truth-to-nature or refuses to erase even the most incidental detail in the name of objectivity or highlights patterns in the name of trained judgment is a decision enforced by an ethos as well as by an epistemology.

As Daston and Galison argue, atlases shape the subjects as well as the objects of science. To pursue objectivity–or truth-to-nature or trained judgment–is simultaneously to cultivate a distinctive scientific self wherein knowing and knower converge. Moreover, the very point at which they visibly converge is in the very act of seeing not as a separate individual but as a member of a particular scientific community. Embedded in the atlas image, therefore, are the traces of consequential choices about knowledge, persona, and collective sight. Objectivity is a book addressed to anyone interested in the elusive and crucial notion of objectivity–and in what it means to peer into the world scientifically.
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_Lorraine Daston____Things That Talk: Object Lessons from Art and Science

[Zone Books_2007]

Imagine a world without things. There would be nothing to describe, nothing to explain, remark, interpret, or complain about. Without things, we would stop speaking; we would become as mute as things are alleged to be. In nine original essays, internationally renowned historians of art and of science seek to understand how objects become charged with significance without losing their gritty materiality. True to the particularity of things, each of the essays singles out one object for close attention: a Bosch drawing, the freestanding column, a Prussian island, soap bubbles, early photographs, glass flowers, Rorschach blots, newspaper clippings, paintings by Jackson Pollock. Each is revealed to be a node around which meanings accrete thickly. But not just any meanings: what these things are made of and how they are made shape what they can mean. Neither the pure texts of semiotics nor the brute objects of positivism, these things are saturated with cultural significance. Things become talkative when they fuse matter and meaning; they lapse into speechlessness when their matter and meanings no longer mesh.

Each of the nine objects examined in this book had its historical moment, when the match of this thing to that thought seemed irresistible. At these junctures, certain things become objects of fascination, association, and endless consideration; they begin to talk. Things that talk fleetingly realize the dream of a perfect language, in which words and world merge.

Contributors:
Lorraine Daston, Peter Galison, Anke te Heesen, Caroline A. Jones, Joseph Leo Koerner, Antoine Picon, Simon Schaffer, Joel Snyder, and M. Norton and Elaine M. Wise
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_Monique David-Ménard____Deleuze et la psychanalyse : L’altercation

[Presses Universitaires de France - PUF_2005]

Gilles Deleuze et Félix Guattari ont connu une célébrité éclatante après la publication de leur ouvrage, L’Anti-Œdipe. Capitalisme et schizophrénie I (1972). Ce livre marqua pourtant le début d’un long malentendu : les philosophes deleuziens considérèrent cette polémique avec la
psychanalyse comme la fin de la relation des deux auteurs avec la pratique freudienne, dans l’abord de la folie comme dans la politique. En France,
notamment, choqués par l’attaque virulente de la psychanalyse qui dénonçait sa collusion avec des forces réactionnaires, les psychanalystes cessèrent de lire Deleuze. En fait, Deleuze travaillait avec et contre Freud depuis longtemps… En 1967, déjà, sa Présentation de Sacher Masoch interrogeait avec génie la théorie et la pratique de la psychanalyse : le masochiste sait que l’important, dans le désir, ce n’est pas l’objet qui satisferait les pulsions mais le dispositif que le désir invente, et c’est par là que les agencements de concepts peuvent se former à la manière des agencements de désirs. La philosophie de l’immanence vaut donc aussi bien pour les machines que construisent nos existences que pour les problèmes que dessinent nos pensées. Ce qui suppose une continuité entre la psychanalyse et la philosophie. Il est temps que les psychanalystes lisent ou relisent Deleuze et que les philosophes se détournent moins de l’une des sources de son œuvre. Ce livre les y invite.

Philosophe et psychanalyste, Monique David-Ménard est l’auteur de nombreux livres parmi lesquels : Les Constructions de l’universel. Psychanalyse, philosophie (PUF, 1991) et Tout le plaisir est pour moi (Hachette, 2000).
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_Donald Davidson____Subjective, Intersubjective, Objective

[Oxford University Press, USA_2001]

This is the long-awaited third volume of philosophical writings by Davidson, whose influence on philosophy since the 1960s has been deep and broad. His first two collections, published by Oxford in the early 1980s, are recognized as contemporary classics. His ideas have continued to flow; now,
in this new work, he presents a selection of his best work on knowledge, mind, and language from the last two decades. It is a rich and rewarding feast for anyone interested in philosophy, and essential reading for anyone working on these topics.
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_Merryl Wyn Davies____Darwin i fundamentalizam

[Naklada Jesenski i Turk_2001]

Sažetak:

Može li se Darwinovu teoriju evolucije smatrati potvrđenom znanstvenom činjenicom? Odgovara li vjerskoj zadrtosti znanstvena zadrtost, lošoj religiji loša znanost? U knjizi se smatra da pojednostavljene tvrdnje skrivaju neka važna pitanja. U što ima smisla vjerovati i kakva je primjena znanstvene metode mudra, složena su pitanja ključna za istraživanje i pristupanje idejama evolucije.
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_R. Davis-Floyd/Jennifer Croissant/Sylvia Sensiper____Cyborg Babies

[Routledge_1998]

The editors of this anthology and the writers featured here use the term cyborg seriously. They do not, however, use it in its science fiction sense. As defined here, we are all cyborgs to the extent that we are not merely using technology but have become dependent, perhaps codependent, upon it. The anthology examines the role high technology now plays in the development of our children, from technology-based conception to the technological toys children play with. The contributions cover a wide range of philosophies, from those who find current trends alarming to those who consider recent developments a great boon for all humanity.
All agree, though, that technology has caused–or at least paved the way for–serious social changes in the way children are conceived, gestated, born, and raised. The writers look not only at how technology has changed the processes but how it has shaped our views of childbirth and childcare. Technologies addressed range from artificial insemination to the use of ultrasound and even teddy bears that comfort a baby with the sounds of the womb. The range of philosophies explored is equally wide. Emily Martin, for example, looks at the medical metaphors for mothers’ bodies in her essay “The Fetus as Intruder,” while Mizuko Ito examines simulation games and destructive impulses. With many diverse perspectives here, it’s unlikely that you’ll agree with everything you read, but you’ll certainly find much worth thinking about. –Elizabeth Lewis

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_Mike Davis____Buda’s Wagon: A Brief History of the Car Bomb

[Verso_2007]

This brief history of the car bomb traces the political development of this most influential weapon of terror and resistance.

On a September day in 1920, an angry Italian anarchist named Mario Buda exploded a horse-drawn wagon filled with dynamite and iron scrap near New York’s Wall Street, killing 40 people. Since Buda’s prototype the car bomb has evolved into a “poor man’s air force,” a generic weapon of mass destruction that now craters cities from Bombay to Oklahoma City. In this gripping and disturbing history, Mike Davis traces its worldwide use and development, in the process exposing the role of state intelligence agencies—particularly those of the United States, Israel, India, and Pakistan—in globalizing urban terrorist techniques. Davis argues that it is the incessant impact of car bombs, rather than the more apocalyptic threats of nuclear or bio-terrorism, that is changing cities and urban lifestyles, as privileged centers of power increasingly surround themselves with “rings of steel” against a weapon that nevertheless seems impossible to defeat.
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_Mike Davis____Planet of Slums

[Verso_2006]

Celebrated urban theorist lifts the lid on the effects of a global explosion of disenfranchised slum-dwellers.

According to the United Nations, more than one billion people now live in the slums of the cities of the South. In this brilliant and ambitious book, Mike Davis explores the future of a radically unequal and explosively unstable urban world.

From the sprawling barricadas of Lima to the garbage hills of Manila, urbanization has been disconnected from industrialization, even economic growth. Davis portrays a vast humanity warehoused in shantytowns and exiled from the formal world economy. He argues that the rise of this informal urban proletariat is a wholly original development unforeseen by either classical Marxism or neoliberal theory.

Are the great slums, as a terrified Victorian middle class once imagined, volcanoes waiting to erupt? Davis provides the first global overview of the diverse religious, ethnic, and political movements competing for the souls of the new urban poor. He surveys Hindu fundamentalism in Bombay, the Islamist resistance in Casablanca and Cairo, street gangs in Cape Town and San Salvador, Pentecostalism in Kinshasa and Rio de Janeiro, and revolutionary populism in Caracas and La Paz.Planet of Slums ends with a provocative meditation on the “war on terrorism” as an incipient world war between the American empire and the slum poor.
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_Mike Davis/Daniel Bertrand Monk____Evil Paradises: Dreamworlds of NeoLiberalism

[New Press_2007]

Eclectic thinkers, brought together by the bestselling author of City of Quartz, meditate on future worlds being created by unfettered capitalism.

“Not content with existing offshore tax shelters, multi-millionaires and property developers have aspired to build their own….To defeat the predatory outreach of nations and tides, it is clearly not enough to be offshore: true freedom floats.”—from “Floating Utopias” by China Miéville

Evil Paradises, edited by Mike Davis and Daniel Bertrand Monk, is a global guidebook to phantasmagoric but real places—alternate realities being constructed as “utopias” in a capitalist era unfettered by unions and state regulation. These developments—in cities, deserts, and in the middle of the sea—are worlds where consumption and inequality surpass our worst nightmares.

Although they read like science fiction, the case studies are shockingly real. In Dubai, where child slavery existed until very recently, a gilded archipelago of private islands known as “The World” is literally being added to the ocean. In Medellín and Kabul, drug lords—in many ways textbook capitalists—are redefining conspicuous consumption in fortified palaces. In Hong Kong, Cairo, and even the Iranian desert, burgeoning communities of nouveaux riches have taken shelter in fantasy Californias, complete with Mickey Mouse statues, while their maids sleep in rooftop chicken coops. Meanwhile, Ted Turner rides herd over his bison in 2 million acres of private parkland.

Davis and Monk have assembled an extraordinary group of urbanists, architects, historians, and visionary thinkers to reflect upon the trajectory of a civilization whose deepest ethos seems to be to consume all the resources of the earth within a single lifetime.

Contributors include: Judit Bodnar, Patrick Bond, Anne-Marie Broudehoux, Teddy Cruz, Mike Davis, Joe Day, Marco d’Eramo, Anthony Fontenot, Marina Forti, Forrest Hylton, Sara Lipton, China Miéville, Don Mitchell, Tim Mitchell, Dan Monk, Dennis Rodgers, Laura Ruggeri, Emir Sader, Rebecca Schoenkopf, Jon Wiener.
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_Mike Davis____Late Victorian Holocausts: El Nino Famines and the Making of the Third World

[Verso_2001]

Examining a series of El Nino-induced droughts and the famines that they spawned around the globe in the last third of the 19th century, Mike Davis discloses the intimate, baleful relationship between imperial arrogance and natural incident that combined to produce some of the worst tragedies in human history. Late Victorian Holocausts focuses on three zones of drought and subsequent famine: India, Northern China; and Northeastern Brazil. All were affected by the same global climatic factors that caused massive crop failures, and all experienced brutal famines that decimated local populations. But the effects of drought were magnified in each case because of singularly destructive policies promulgated by different ruling elites. Davis argues that the seeds of underdevelopment in what later became known as the Third World were sown in this era of High Imperialism, as the price for capitalist modernization was paid in the currency of millions of peasants’ lives.
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_Mike Davis____Magical Urbanism: Latinos Reinvent the US Big City

[Verso_2000]

Hispanics are quickly transforming the United States both through sheer numbers and their culture, according to Mike Davis. “Salsa is becoming the predominant ethnic flavor–and rhythm–in major metropolitan areas,” he writes, and Spanish surnames are growing at five times the rate of the general population (José is now the most popular name for baby boys in California and Texas). Davis, the author of City of Quartz and Ecology of Fear, says the United States is undergoing what he calls “Latin Americanization.” In Magical Urbanism, which is short by comparison, he doesn’t traffic in tired rhetoric about the magic of multiculturalism or the wonders of ethnic diversity–but he does come down hard against those who resist Latin Americanization. He writes of “an INS police state with sweeping powers away from the border,” blasts the opponents of bilingual education, and hopes that Latino immigrants will rejuvenate the American labor movement. The book lacks a strong central thesis; it’s more a collection of 15 essays, rich with anecdotes, on topics such as U.S. demographic trends, transnational neighborhoods, and “the Dickensian underworld of day labor.” Old fans of Davis will definitely want to check out this latest offering, as will readers interested in a quick look at the face of America’s future. –John J. Miller
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_Jodi Dean____Publicity’s Secret: How Technoculture Capitalizes on Democracy

[Cornell University Press_2002]

In recent decades, media outlets in the United States-most notably the Internet-have claimed to serve the public’s ever-greater thirst for information. Scandals are revealed, details are laid bare because “the public needs to know.” In Publicity’s Secret, Jodi Dean claims that the public’s demands for information both coincide with the interests of the media industry and reinforce the cynicism promoted by contemporary technoculture. Democracy has become a spectacle, and Dean asserts that theories of the “public sphere” endanger democratic politics in the information age.
Dean’s argument is built around analyses of Bill Gates, Theodore Kaczynski, popular journalism, the Internet and technology, as well as the conspiracy theory subculture that has marked American history from the Declaration Independence to the political celebrity of Hillary Rodham Clinton. The author claims that the media’s insistence on the public’s right to know leads to the indiscriminate investigation and dissemination of secrets. Consequently, in her view, the theoretical ideal of the public sphere, in which all processes are transparent, reduces real-world politics to the drama of the secret and its discovery.

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_Jodi Dean____Zizek’s Politics

[Routledge_2006]

Slavoj Zizek is perhaps the most important, original and enigmatic philosophers writing today. Many readers both inside and outside of the academy have been intrigued by both the man and his writing yet, given the density of his prose and the radical views he often espouses, they have struggled to get a handle on his basic positions. He draws upon and makes continual reference to the challenging concepts of Kant, Hegel, Marx, Lacan, and Badiou. His prose is dense and frenetic and his dialectical twists and turns seem to make it impossible to attribute to him any specific position: he celebrates St. Paul and orthodox Christians even as he engages in a spirited defense of Lenin.

Zizek’s Politics will synthesize Zizek’s myriad political writings into a systematic theory and put his theory into dialogue with key concepts and positions in contemporary political thought. It will provide readers with a much needed critical introduction to the political thought of one of the world’s most widely known and eccentric thinkers.

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_Mitchell M Dean____Governmentality : Power and Rule in Modern Society

[Sage Publications Ltd_1999]

Lucid, timely and shrewd, this book makes a major contribution to understanding a concept that is belatedly being recognized as a core concept in the social sciences, governmentality.

By looking at the work of Foucault, this book aims to reclaim governmentality as a central concept in sociology, asking what is governmentality and how are individuals and cultures organised in modern society?
Dean seeks to learn from Foucault, but also draws on wider analytical frameworks and traditions to provide the first complete overview of the concept. He argues that governmentality encapsulates a fundamentally new orientation to the study of power and authority. It allows for a new, more relevant understanding of how the individual is connected to the state and vice versa.

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_Thierry deDuve____Kant after Duchamp (October Books)

[The MIT Press_1998]

Kant after Duchamp brings together eight essays around a central thesis with many implications for the history of the avant-gardes. Although Duchamps readymades broke with all previously known styles, Thierry de Duve observes that he made the logic of modernist art practice the subject matter of his work, a shift in aesthetic judgment that replaced the classical “this is beautiful” with “this is art.” De Duve employs this shift in a re-reading of Kant’s Critique of Judgment that reveals the hidden links between the radical experiments of Duchamp and the Dadaists and mainstream pictorial modernism.
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_Ronald Deibert____Access Denied: The Practice and Policy of Global Internet Filtering

[The MIT Press_2008]

Many countries around the world block or filter Internet content, denying access to information–often about politics, but also relating to sexuality, culture, or religion–that they deem too sensitive for ordinary citizens. Access Denied documents and analyzes Internet filtering practices in over three dozen countries, offering the first rigorously conducted study of this accelerating trend.

Internet filtering takes place in at least forty states worldwide including many countries in Asia and the Middle East and North Africa. Related Internet content control mechanisms are also in place in Canada, the United States and a cluster of countries in Europe. Drawing on a just-completed survey of global Internet filtering undertaken by the OpenNet Initiative (a collaboration of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School, the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto, the Oxford Internet Institute at Oxford University, and the University of Cambridge) and relying on work by regional experts and an extensive network of researchers, Access Denied examines the political, legal, social, and cultural contexts of Internet filtering in these states from a variety of perspectives. Chapters discuss the mechanisms and politics of Internet filtering, the strengths and limitations of the technology that powers it, the relevance of international law, ethical considerations for corporations that supply states with the tools for blocking and filtering, and the implications of Internet filtering for activist communities that increasingly rely on Internet technologies for communicating their missions.

Reports on Internet content regulation in forty different countries follow, with each country profile outlining the types of content blocked by category and documenting key findings.

Contributors:
Ross Anderson, Malcolm Birdling, Ronald Deibert, Robert Faris, Vesselina Haralampieva, Steven Murdoch, Helmi Noman, John Palfrey, Rafal Rohozinski, Mary Rundle, Nart Villeneuve, Stephanie Wang, and Jonathan Zittrain
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_Manuel DeLanda/Manuel De Landa____A Thousand Years of Nonlinear History

[Zone Books_2000]

Following in the wake of his groundbreaking War in the Age of Intelligent Machines, Manuel De Landa presents a radical synthesis of historical development over the last one thousand years. More than a simple expository history, A Thousand Years of Nonlinear History sketches the outlines of a renewed materialist philosophy of history in the tradition of Fernand Braudel, Gilles Deleuze, and Félix Guattari, while also engaging the critical new understanding of material processes derived from the sciences of dynamics. Working against prevailing attitudes that see history as an arena of texts, discourses, ideologies, and metaphors, De Landa traces the concrete movements and interplays of matter and energy through human populations in the last millennium.

De Landa attacks three domains that have given shape to human societies: economics, biology, and linguistics. In every case, what one sees is the self-directed processes of matter and energy interacting with the whim and will of human history itself to form a panoramic vision of the West free of rigid teleology and naive notions of progress, and even more important, free of any deterministic source of its urban, institutional, and technological forms. Rather, the source of all concrete forms in the West’s history are shown to derive from internal morphogenetic capabilities that lie within the flow of matter-energy itself.
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_Manuel Delanda____New Philosophy of Society: Assemblage Theory And Social Complexity

[Continuum International Publishing Group_2006]

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_Samuel Delany/Samuel R. Delany____Times Square Red, Times Square Blue

[NYU Press_2001]

An award-winning science fiction writer, esteemed professor of comparative literature at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and celebrated essayist and memoirist, Samuel Delany is one of America’s keenest observers. He was also a longtime habitué of many of the sex theaters in New York City’s Times Square, spending, by his own estimate, “thousands and thousands of hours” at the Capri, Variety Photoplays, the Eros, and the Venus. In the 1990s all of these theaters were shut down through new restrictive zoning laws, part of a combined effort by the Walt Disney Corporation and the administration of Mayor Rudy Giuliani to gentrify the area, replacing these seedily memorable institutions with antiseptic, innocuous architectural and cultural creations in the name of health safety. But as Delany reveals in his new book, Times Square Red, Times Square Blue, the decision to clean up Times Square had little to do with public health, and everything to do with corporate greed.
In the two essays that comprise this eloquent, provocative book, Delany grieves for the loss of this strip of sexual release. Though he is careful not to romanticize or sentimentalize the peep shows and porn theaters, he does illuminate the way in which these venues crossed class, racial, and sexual orientation lines, providing a delightfully subversive utopia–and a microcosm of New York life. In the first essay, “Times Square Blue,” Delany details his shared erotic and conversational encounters with working-class and homeless men in the theaters (which primarily showed straight porn films) and the genuine friendships that resulted; these immensely personal reminiscences also provide a social history of late-20th-century Times Square. Drawing on historical and theoretical resources in the second essay, “Three, Two, One, Contact: Times Square Red,” Delany next builds a thoughtful and passionate argument against the gentrification of the area and the classist, characterless direction in which he sees New York heading. Read together, the essays of Times Square Red, Times Square Blue are both heartfelt homage to a beloved city and lament for a quirky vitality increasingly phased out by encroaching capitalism. –Kera Bolonik

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_Gilles Deleuze____L’Île déserte et autres textes

[Editions de Minuit_2002]

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_Alex Demirović____Der nonkonformistische Intellektuelle

[Suhrkamp_1999]

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_Ješa Denegri____Dossier Beuys

[DAF_2003]

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_James Der Derian____Virtuous War: Mapping the Military-Industrial-Media-Entertainment Network

[Westview Press_2001]

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_Jacques Derrida____Fichus

[Galilée_2002]

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_Jacques Derrida____Politike prijateljstva

[Beogradski krug_2001]

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_Jacques Derrida____On Touching: Jean-Luc Nancy

[Stanford University Press_2005]

Using the philosophy of Jean-Luc Nancy as an anchoring point, Jacques Derrida in this book conducts a profound review of the philosophy of the sense of touch, from Plato and Aristotle to Jean-Luc Nancy, whose ground-breaking book “Corpus” he discusses in detail. Emmanuel Levinas, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Edmund Husserl, Didier Franck, Martin Heidegger, Francoise Dastur, and Jean-Louis Chrétien are discussed, as are René Descartes, Diderot, Maine de Biran, Félix Ravaisson, Immanuel Kant, Sigmund Freud, and others. The scope of Derrida’s deliberations makes this book a virtual encyclopedia of the philosophy of touch (and the body).
Derrida gives special consideration to the thinking of touch in Christianity and, in discussing Jean-Luc Nancy’s essay “Deconstruction of Christianity,” devotes a section of the book to the sense of touch in the Gospels. Another section concentrates on “the flesh,” as treated by Merleau-Ponty and others in his wake. Derrida’s critique of intuitionism, notably in the phenomenological tradition, is one of the guiding threads of the book.
“On Touching” includes a wealth of notes that provide an extremely useful bibliographical resource. Personal and detached all at once, this book, one of the first published in English translation after Jacques Derrida’s death, serves as a useful and poignant retrospective on the work of the philosopher. A tribute by Jean-Luc Nancy, written a day after Jacques Derrida’s death, is an added feature.

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_Jacques Derrida____Rogues: Two Essays On Reason

[Stanford University Press_2005]

“Rogues,” published in France under the title “Voyous,” comprises two major lectures that Derrida delivered in 2002 investigating the foundations of the sovereignty of the nation-state. The term “État voyou” is the French equivalent of “rogue state,” and it is this outlaw designation of certain countries by the leading global powers that Derrida rigorously and exhaustively examines.
Derrida examines the history of the concept of sovereignty, engaging with the work of Bodin, Hobbes, Rousseau, Schmitt, and others. Against this background, he delineates his understanding of “democracy to come,” which he distinguishes clearly from any kind of regulating ideal or teleological horizon. The idea that democracy will always remain in the future is not a temporal notion. Rather, the phrase would name the coming of the unforeseeable other, the structure of an event beyond calculation and program. Derrida thus aligns this understanding of democracy with the logic he has worked out elsewhere. But it is not just political philosophy that is brought under deconstructive scrutiny here: Derrida provides unflinching and hard-hitting assessments of current political realities, and these essays are highly engaged with events of the post-9/11 world.

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_Jacques Derrida____Without Alibi (Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics)

[Stanford University Press_2002]

This book brings together for the first time five recent essays by Jacques Derrida, which advance his reflections on many issues: lying, perjury, forgiveness, confession, the profession of faith, and, most recently, cruelty, sovereignty, and capital punishment. Strongly linked by their attention to “performatives” and the “as if,” the essays show the necessity of thinking beyond the category of acts that are possible for a subject. Derrida argues forcefully that thought must engage with the im-possible, that is, the order of the unforeseeable event, the absolute future still to come. This acute awareness of the limits of performative programs informs the essays throughout and attunes them closely to events of a world undergoing “globalization.”

The first essay, “History of the Lie,” reviews some classic and modern definitions of the lie (Augustine, Rousseau, Kant, Koyré, Arendt), while renewing questions about what is called lying, as distinguished from other forms of nontruth. This inventive analysis is followed by “Typewriter Ribbon,” which examines at length the famous lie recounted by Rousseau in his Confessions, when he perjured himself by accusing another of his own crime. Paul de Man’s reading of this textual event is at the center of Derrida’s patient, at times seriously funny analyses. “Le parjure, Perhaps” engages with a remarkable novel by Henri Thomas that fictionalizes the charge of perjury brought against Paul de Man in the 1950s. Derrida’s extraordinary fineness as a reader and thinker of fiction here treats, to profound effect, the “fatal experience of perjury.” The two final essays, “The University Without Condition” and “Psychoanalysis Searches the States of Its Soul,” address the institutions of the university and of psychoanalysis as sites from which to resist and deconstruct the nontruth or phantasm of sovereignty. For the university, the principle of truth remains at the core of its resistance; for psychoanalysis, there is the obligation to remain true to what may be, Derrida suggests, its specific insight: into psychic cruelty. Resistance to the sovereign cruelty of the death penalty is just one of the stakes indicated by the last essay, which is the text of a keynote address to the “States General of Psychoanalysis” held in Paris, July 2000.

Especially for this volume, Derrida has written “Provocation: Forewords,” which reflects on the title Without Alibi while taking up questions about relations between deconstruction and America. This essay-foreword also responds to the event of this book, which Peggy Kamuf in her introduction presents as event of resistance. Without Alibi joins two other books by Derrida that Kamuf has translated for Stanford University Press: Points . . .: Interviews, 1974-1994 (1994) and Resistances of Psychoanalysis (1998).

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_Adrian Desmond____Huxley: From Devil’s Disciple to Evolution’s High Priest

[Perseus Books_1999]

Selected as one of the eleven Best Books of 1997 by the Editors of The New York Times Book Review.
Champion of modern education, creator of an intellectually dominated profession, T.H. Huxley epitomized the rise of the middle classes as they clawed power from the Anglican elite. Written with enormous zest and passion, Huxley is about the making of our modern Darwinian world.

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_Faisal Devji____Landscapes of the Jihad: Militancy, Morality, Modernity

[Cornell University Press_2005]

What are the motives behind Osama bin Laden’s and Al-Qaeda’s jihad against America and the West? Innumerable attempts have been made in recent years to explain that mysterious worldview. In Landscapes of the Jihad, Faisal Devji focuses on the ethical content of this jihad as opposed to its purported political intent. Al-Qaeda differs radically from such groups as Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood and Indonesia’s Jemaah Islamiyah, which aim to establish fundamentalist Islamic states. In fact, Devji contends, Al-Qaeda, with its decentralized structure and emphasis on moral rather than political action, actually has more in common with multinational corporations, antiglobalization activists, and environmentalist and social justice organizations. Bin Laden and his lieutenants view their cause as a response to the oppressive conditions faced by the Muslim world rather than an Islamist attempt to build states.
Al-Qaeda culls diverse symbols and fragments from Islam’s past in order to legitimize its global war against the “metaphysical evil” emanating from the West. The most salient example of this assemblage, Devji argues, is the concept of jihad itself, which Al-Qaeda defines as an “individual duty” incumbent on all Muslims, like prayer. Although medieval Islamic thought provides precedent for this interpretation, Al-Qaeda has deftly separated the stipulation from its institutional moorings and turned jihad into a weapon of spiritual conflict.
Al-Qaeda and its jihad, Devji suggests, are only the most visible manifestations of wider changes in the Muslim world. Such changes include the fragmentation of traditional as well as fundamentalist forms of authority. In the author’s view, Al-Qaeda represents a new way of organizing Muslim belief and practice within a global landscape and does not require ideological or institutional unity.
Offering a compelling explanation for the central purpose of Al-Qaeda’s jihad against the West, the meaning of its strategies and tactics, and its moral and aesthetic dimensions, Landscapes of the Jihad is at once a sophisticated work of historical and cultural analysis and an invaluable guide to the world’s most prominent terrorist movement.

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_Peter Dews____Logics of Disintegration: Poststructuralist Thought and the Claims of Critical Theory

[Verso_2007]

A dramatic attack on the thought of Derrida, Foucault and Lacan.
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_Iba Ndiaye Diadji/Birama Diallo/Peter Fend____Unplugged: Art as the Scene of Global Conflicts, Ars Electronica 2002

[Hatje Cantz Publishers_2003]

Dedicated to the blind spots of globalization, to those mental and geographic barriers beyond which access to and participation in global networking–and the cultural and societal models that come with it–are not feasible, not allowed, or simply not wanted, the catalog for Ars Electronica 2002, the Festival for the Arts, Technology, and Society, features selected texts and exemplary projects pinpointing the vehemence with which the political momentum of art has returned to the agendas of intellectual discourse and the practice of art itself.
Essays by Iba Ndiaye Diadji, Birama Diallo, Peter Fend, Lisa Goldman, Hou Hanru, Joichi Ito, Mike Jensen, Michel Mavros, Phillippe Quéau, Saskia Sassen, Jennifer Sibanda, Oumou Sy, Oliviero Toscani, and Aminata Traoré.
Paperback, 6.75 x 9.5 in. 448 pages, 282 color, 18 b/w, illustrations

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_Jared Diamond____Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

[Viking Adult_2004]

Jared Diamond’s Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed is the glass-half-empty follow-up to his Pulitzer Prize-winning Guns, Germs, and Steel. While Guns, Germs, and Steel explained the geographic and environmental reasons why some human populations have flourished, Collapse uses the same factors to examine why ancient societies, including the Anasazi of the American Southwest and the Viking colonies of Greenland, as well as modern ones such as Rwanda, have fallen apart. Not every collapse has an environmental origin, but an eco-meltdown is often the main catalyst, he argues, particularly when combined with society’s response to (or disregard for) the coming disaster. Still, right from the outset of Collapse, the author makes clear that this is not a mere environmentalist’s diatribe. He begins by setting the book’s main question in the small communities of present-day Montana as they face a decline in living standards and a depletion of natural resources. Once-vital mines now leak toxins into the soil, while prion diseases infect some deer and elk and older hydroelectric dams have become decrepit. On all these issues, and particularly with the hot-button topic of logging and wildfires, Diamond writes with equanimity.
Because he’s addressing such significant issues within a vast span of time, Diamond can occasionally speak too briefly and assume too much, and at times his shorthand remarks may cause careful readers to raise an eyebrow. But in general, Diamond provides fine and well-reasoned historical examples, making the case that many times, economic and environmental concerns are one and the same. With Collapse, Diamond hopes to jog our collective memory to keep us from falling for false analogies or forgetting prior experiences, and thereby save us from potential devastations to come. While it might seem a stretch to use medieval Greenland and the Maya to convince a skeptic about the seriousness of global warming, it’s exactly this type of cross-referencing that makes Collapse so compelling. –Jennifer Buckendorff

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_Georges Didi-Huberman____Invention of Hysteria: Charcot and the Photographic Iconography of the Salpetriere

[The MIT Press_2004]

In this classic of French cultural studies, Georges Didi-Huberman traces the intimate and reciprocal relationship between the disciplines of psychiatry and photography in the late nineteenth century. Focusing on the immense photographic output of the Salpetriere hospital, the notorious Parisian asylum for insane and incurable women, Didi-Huberman shows the crucial role played by photography in the invention of the category of hysteria. Under the direction of the medical teacher and clinician Jean-Martin Charcot, the inmates of Salpetriere identified as hysterics were methodically photographed, providing skeptical colleagues with visual proof of hysteria’s specific form. These images, many of which appear in this book, provided the materials for the multivolume album Iconographie photographique de la Salpetriere.

As Didi-Huberman shows, these photographs were far from simply objective documentation. The subjects were required to portray their hysterical “type”–they performed their own hysteria. Bribed by the special status they enjoyed in the purgatory of experimentation and threatened with transfer back to the inferno of the incurables, the women patiently posed for the photographs and submitted to presentations of hysterical attacks before the crowds that gathered for Charcot’s “Tuesday Lectures.”

Charcot did not stop at voyeuristic observation. Through techniques such as hypnosis, electroshock therapy, and genital manipulation, he instigated the hysterical symptoms in his patients, eventually giving rise to hatred and resistance on their part. Didi-Huberman follows this path from complicity to antipathy in one of Charcot’s favorite “cases,” that of Augustine, whose image crops up again and again in the Iconographie. Augustine’s virtuosic performance of hysteria ultimately became one of self-sacrifice, seen in pictures of ecstasy, crucifixion, and silent cries.
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_Georges Didi-Huberman____Images malgré tout

[Editions de Minuit_2004]

Y a-t-il des images de la Shoah ? Cette question peut appeler une réponse factuelle : c’est un fait que les nazis, dans le tour méthodique et administratif de leur folie persécutrice, ont beaucoup filmé et photographié ce qui se passait dans les camps, et qu’ils ont finalement détruit la plupart de ces traces accusatrices. Il ne reste ainsi pratiquement aucune image des camps d’extermination. Mais la question a une autre dimension. Quand, en 2001, dans le catalogue Mémoire des camps. Photographies des camps de concentration et d’extermination nazis, Georges Didi-Huberman commente quatre clichés photographiques pris en août 1944, par le Sonderkommando du crématoire IV d’Auschwitz, il soulève une violente polémique : pouvons-nous nous servir de l’image pour enrichir notre connaissance de la Shoah ? Si le sort réservé aux prisonniers de Treblinka, Sobibor, Chelmno… est de l’ordre de l’inimaginable, de l’irreprésentable, alors en montrer quelque chose, fût-ce une image authentique, c’est en trahir la vérité. Fidèle à cette position, Claude Lanzmann, dans son film Shoah (1985), conduit l’évocation des camps de la mort à partir de récits d’historiens et, surtout, de la parole de témoins. Si, au contraire, loin d’être un absolu dépassant toute imagination possible, l’événement de la solution finale est une horreur humaine, trop humaine, jusque-là inégalée, alors l’image peut en parler sans, évidemment, prétendre tout en dire. Le débat crispé dont Georges Didi-Huberman restitue les grandes lignes dans Images malgré tout (l’ouvrage contient le commentaire à la source de la controverse) n’est pas sans évoquer les violentes querelles iconoclastes de l’histoire du christianisme. Au-delà de la discussion autour de l’Holocauste, il révèle quelque chose du rapport ambigu que notre culture entretient avec l’image, rapport qui est précisément le domaine d’investigation de l’auteur depuis plusieurs années.
Du même auteur : La Peinture incarnée (1985). Devant l’image (1990). Ce que nous voyons, ce qui nous regarde (1995). Phasmes. Essai sur l’apparition (1998). Devant le temps. Histoire de l’art et anachronisme des images (2000). — Emilio Balturi
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_Georges Didi-Huberman____Devant le temps: Histoire de l’art et anachronisme des images (Collection “Critique”)

[Editions de Minuit_2000]

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_Diedrich Diederichsen____Musikzimmer. Avantgarde und Alltag

[Kiepenheuer & Witsch_2005]

„Pop-Musik will in die Welt getragen und angewandt werden“, sagt Diedrich Diederichsen. Dazu muss sie aber erst ihre Rezipienten erreichen. Wenn deren Alltag schöner wird, hat Pop den Praxistest bestanden. Der Popkritiker freilich lebt in dem Dilemma, dass er einerseits nur im Modus des Irgendwie-Berührtseins etwas zu sagen hat, andererseits aber seine Rezeption von außen betrachten soll. Der Vorwurf, Popschreiber redeten ja immer nur von sich — meist vorgetragen von Leuten, die doch einfach nur wissen wollen, ob sich der Kauf eines bestimmten Tonträgers lohne — greift insofern ins Leere, als „wir [Kritiker] ihnen nur an unserem lebenden Beispiel vorführen, dass es an ihnen liegt, ob der Kauf lohnt. Willst du auch so inspiriert behämmert daherlabern wie ich?“, fragt Diederichsen zurück. „Dann bist du mit diesem Album gut bedient.“
Diese Herangehensweise birgt natürlich die Gefahr einer gewissen „tribalistischen Perspektive“. Viele Texte über Pop lesen sich wie Predigten zu Menschen, die bereits bekehrt sind. Die Musikzimmer-Kolumne, die zwischen 2000 und 2004 im Berliner „Tagesspiegel“ erschien, und aus der die hier versammelten Diederichsen-Texte stammen — neben D.D. schrieben dort auch noch Rainer Moritz, Lutz Hachmeister und Kurt Scheel — versucht gleichsam einen dritten Weg zwischen universalistischer Kunstkritik und reinem „Rezeptionstheater“ (D.D.). Leitfrage:„Wie viele unterschiedliche Dinge kriegt man noch unter dem Namen Musik zusammen?“
Von John Coltrane bis Fat Boy Slim, von Arnold Schönberg bis zu den Einstürzenden Neubauten und von Walfischgesängen bis Animal Collective reicht Diederichsens Spektrum. Er schreibt an gegen einen Musikbegriff, der Pop auf Unterhaltung reduziert, glossiert „Portishead und die Folgen“ und die Bord-Musik im ICE, und sinniert darüber, dass die heutige Popmusik sich schwer tue, unironisch Nein zu sagen — und wie schön es sei, wenn ein Zwanzigjähriger auf sein Leben zurückblicke wie sonst nur Frank Sinatra. Denn: „Die Pop-Musik lebt davon, dass junge Spinner, die eigentlich doch noch gar nichts wissen können, auftreten, als wüssten sie alles — und damit durchkommen.“ Im Ozean der Töne muss jeder selber seinen eigenen Weg finden, aber Navigatoren wie Diedrich Diederichsen bewahren uns davor, ständig im Kreis zu fahren oder nur vor uns hinzudümpeln. –Axel Henrici

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_Steve Dixon____Digital Performance: A History of New Media in Theater, Dance, Performance Art, and Installation

[The MIT Press_2007]

The past decade has seen an extraordinarily intense period of experimentation with computer technology within the performing arts. Digital media has been increasingly incorporated into live theater and dance, and new forms of interactive performance have emerged in participatory installations, on CD-ROM, and on the Web. In Digital Performance, Steve Dixon traces the evolution of these practices, presents detailed accounts of key practitioners and performances, and analyzes the theoretical, artistic, and technological contexts of this form of new media art.

Dixon finds precursors to today’s digital performances in past forms of theatrical technology that range from the deus ex machina of classical Greek drama to Wagner’s Gesamtkunstwerk (concept of the total artwork), and draws parallels between contemporary work and the theories and practices of Constructivism, Dada, Surrealism, Expressionism, Futurism, and multimedia pioneers of the twentieth century. For a theoretical perspective on digital performance, Dixon draws on the work of Walter Benjamin, Roland Barthes, Jean Baudrillard, and others.

To document and analyze contemporary digital performance practice, Dixon considers changes in the representation of the body, space, and time. He considers virtual bodies, avatars, and digital doubles, as well as performances by artists including Stelarc, Robert Lepage, Merce Cunningham, Laurie Anderson, Blast Theory, and Eduardo Kac. He investigates new media’s novel approaches to creating theatrical spectacle, including virtual reality and robot performance work, telematic performances in which remote locations are linked in real time, Webcams, and online drama communities, and considers the “extratemporal” illusion created by some technological theater works. Finally, he defines categories of interactivity, from navigational to participatory and collaborative. Dixon challenges dominant theoretical approaches to digital performance–including what he calls postmodernism’s denial of the new–and offers a series of boldly original arguments in their place.
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_Zvonimir Dobrović____Poqueerene priče

[Domino_2004]

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_Mladen Dolar____O skoposti

[Društvo za teoretsko psihoanalizo_2002]

O SKOPOSTI
In o nekaterih z njo povezanih rečeh

Tema in variacije

KAZALO

INTRODUKCIJA

TEMA

PRVA VARIACIJA: Asket in potrošnik
DRUGA VARIACIJA: Iztrebki in ljubezen
TRETJA VARIACIJA: Obresti in vice
ČETRTA VARIACIJA: Kuga in fantazme
PETA VARIACIJA: Zlato in svinec
ŠESTA VARIACIJA: Antonio in Shylock
SEDMA VARIACIJA: Funt mesa in hči
OSMA VARIACIJA: Milost in užitek
DEVETA VARIACIJA: Duša in nadjaz
DESETA VARIACIJA: Les non-dupes errent
ENAJSTA VARIACIJA: Jewgreek

Bibliografija

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_Mladen Dolar____Das Unheimliche

[Društvo za teoretsko psihoanalizo_1994]

Sigmund Freud: »Das Unheimliche«

E. T. A. Hoffmann: Peskar

Mladen Dolar: Strah hodi po Evropi
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_Mladen Dolar____A Voice and Nothing More

[The MIT Press_2006]

Plutarch tells the story of a man who plucked a nightingale and finding but little to eat exclaimed: “You are just a voice and nothing more.” Plucking the feathers of meaning that cover the voice, dismantling the body from which the voice seems to emanate, resisting the Sirens’ song of fascination with the voice, concentrating on “the voice and nothing more”: this is the difficult task that philosopher Mladen Dolar relentlessly pursues in this seminal work.

The voice did not figure as a major philosophical topic until the 1960s, when Derrida and Lacan separately proposed it as a central theoretical concern. In A Voice and Nothing More Dolar goes beyond Derrida’s idea of “phonocentrism” and revives and develops Lacan’s claim that the voice is one of the paramount embodiments of the psychoanalytic object (objet a). Dolar proposes that, apart from the two commonly understood uses of the voice as a vehicle of meaning and as a source of aesthetic admiration, there is a third level of understanding: the voice as an object that can be seen as the lever of thought. He investigates the object voice on a number of different levels–the linguistics of the voice, the metaphysics of the voice, the ethics of the voice (with the voice of conscience), the paradoxical relation between the voice and the body, the politics of the voice–and he scrutinizes the uses of the voice in Freud and Kafka. With this foundational work, Dolar gives us a philosophically grounded theory of the voice as a Lacanian object-cause.
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_Jonathan Dollimore____Sexual Dissidence : Augustine to Wilde, Freud to Foucault

[Oxford University Press, USA_1991]

Why is homosexuality socially marginal yet symbolically central? Why is it so strangely integral to the very societies which obsessively denounce it, and why is it history–rather than human nature–that has produced this paradoxical position? These are just some of the questions explored in
Sexual Dissidence.
Written by a leading critic in gender studies, this wide-ranging study returns to the early modern period in order to focus, question, and develop issues of postmodernity, and in the process brilliantly link writers as diverse as Shakespeare, Andr’e Gide, Oscar Wilde, and Jean Genet, and cultural
critics as different as St. Augustine, Frantz Fanon, and Michel Foucault. In so doing, Dollimore discovers that Freud’s theory of perversion is more challenging than either his critics or his advocates usually allow, especially when approached via the earlier period’s archetypal perverts, the
religious heretic and the wayward woman, Satan and Eve.
A path-breaking book in a rapidly expanding field of literary and cultural study, Sexual Dissidence shows how the literature, histories, and subcultures of sexual and gender dissidence prove remarkably illuminating for current debates in literary theory, psychoanalysis, and cultural materialism.
It includes chapters on transgression and its containment, contemporary theories of sexual difference, homophobia, the gay sensibility, transvestite literature in the culture and theatre of Renaissance England, homosexuality, and race.
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_Milan Đorđević____Cveće i džungla

[Beogradski krug_2000]

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_Mirko Đorđević____Srpska konzervativna misao

[Helsinški odbor za ljudska prava u Srbiji_2003]

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_Keith Doubt____Sociologija nakon Bosne

[Buybook_2003]

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_Mary Douglas____Čisto i opasno

[Algoritam_2004]

Zašto se pojam čistoće povezuje sa svetim, odnosno religijski ispravnim? Zašto se to kao opća tema pojavljuje u svim društvima? Što, uopće, točno znači “čisto”? I koje su posljedice nečistoće? Što o tome kaže levitski zakonik, što je to tabu, kakve su veze nečistoće s ludilom, a kakve sa smrću?

U svojoj čuvenoj studiji, objavljenoj prvi puta 1966 g. koja je u međuvremenu postala pravim klasikom antropološke literature, Mary Douglas pokazuje kako je briga za čistoćom ključna tema svakog društva, svih oblika ljudske zajednice. Osim što kroz ovo živahno i lucidno štivo svaki pojedinac može uvidjeti utjecaj tih pojmova na naša stajališta o društvu, vrijednostima, znanju ili okolišu, knjiga je silno utjecala na kvalitetu rasprave u mnogim područjima, od religije do sociologije. No vjerojatno je njezina najveća vrijednost u tome što čitateljima nudi razjašnjenje mnogih ljudskih reakcija i ponašanja uopće. Uz novi autoričin predgovor koji potvrđuje da utjecaj ove vrijedne studije niti nakon trideset i pet godina nije izgubio na snazi, Čisto i opasno u mnogim novim izdanjima redovito ostavlja snažan dojam na čitatelje, a hrvatskoj publici predstavljamo je u odličnom prijevodu Tatjane Bukovčan Žufike.
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[Hart Publishing (UK)_2000]

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_Jon Dovey____Fractal Dreams: New Media in Social Context

[Lawrence & Wishart_1996]

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_Milena Dragićević-Šešić____Arts management in turbulent times : adaptable quality management : navigating the arts through the winds of change

[European Cultural Foundation_2005]

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_Daša Drndić____Marija Czestochowska još uvijek roni suze (umiranje u Torontu)

[Adamić / Arkzin_1997]

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_Helmut Dubiel____Ungewissheit und Politik

[Suhrkamp_1994]

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_Christopher Dunn____Brutality Garden: Tropicalia and the Emergence of a Brazilian Counterculture

[The University of North Carolina Press_2001]

In the late 1960s, Brazilian artists forged a watershed cultural movement known as Tropicália. Music inspired by that movement is today enjoying considerable attention at home and abroad. Few new listeners, however, make the connection between this music and the circumstances surrounding its creation, the most violent and repressive days of the military regime that governed Brazil from 1964 to 1985. With key manifestations in theater, cinema, visual arts, literature, and especially popular music, Tropicália dynamically articulated the conflicts and aspirations of a generation of young, urban Brazilians.
Focusing on a group of musicians from Bahia, an impoverished state in northeastern Brazil noted for its vibrant Afro-Brazilian culture, Christopher Dunn reveals how artists including Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa, and Tom Zé created this movement together with the musical and poetic vanguards of Sao Paulo, Brazil’s most modern and industrialized city. He shows how the tropicalists selectively appropriated and parodied cultural practices from Brazil and abroad in order to expose the fissure between their nation’s idealized image as a peaceful tropical “garden” and the daily brutality visited upon its citizens.

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_Anthony Dunne____Hertzian Tales: Electronic Products, Aesthetic Experience, and Critical Design

[The MIT Press_2006]

As our everyday social and cultural experiences are increasingly mediated by electronic products–from “intelligent” toasters to iPods–it is the design of these products that shapes our experience of the “electrosphere” in which we live. Designers of electronic products, writes Anthony Dunne in Hertzian Tales, must begin to think more broadly about the aesthetic role of electronic products in everyday life. Industrial design has the potential to enrich our daily lives–to improve the quality of our relationship to the artificial environment of technology, and even, argues Dunne, to be subverted for socially beneficial ends.

The cultural speculations and conceptual design proposals in Hertzian Tales are not utopian visions or blueprints; instead, they embody a critique of present-day practices, “mixing criticism with optimism.” Six essays explore design approaches for developing the aesthetic potential of electronic products outside a commercial context–considering such topics as the post-optimal object and the aesthetics of user-unfriendliness–and five proposals offer commentary in the form of objects, videos, and images. These include “Electroclimates,” animations on an LCD screen that register changes in radio frequency; “When Objects Dream…,” consumer products that “dream” in electromagnetic waves; “Thief of Affection,” which steals radio signals from cardiac pacemakers; “Tuneable Cities,” which uses the car as it drives through overlapping radio environments as an interface of hertzian and physical space; and the “Faraday Chair: Negative Radio,” enclosed in a transparent but radio-opaque shield.

Very little has changed in the world of design since Hertzian Tales was first published by the Royal College of Art in 1999, writes Dunne in his preface to this MIT Press edition: “Design is not engaging with the social, cultural, and ethical implications of the technologies it makes so sexy and consumable.” His project and proposals challenge it to do so.
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_Elie During/Edward George/Francisco LUpez/Jacques RanciEre/Diedrich Diederichsen/Kodwo Eshun/Christine van Assche/Simon Reynolds____Sonic Process

[Actar_2003]

Seeking to account for the new conditions of production and distribution that appeared at the end of the 20th century, Sonic Process provides an analysis of electronic music through its history, social context, and otherness. Also on offer is a consideration of the relationship between electronic music and visual art over the past 10 years, an inventory of terms, and a range of interdisciplinary essays.
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_Eduardo Dussel____Beyond Philosophy: Ethics, History, Marxism, and Liberation Theology

[Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc._2003]

Enrique Ambrosini Dussel is and has been one of the most prolific Latin American philosophers of the last 100 years. This is the definitive English language collection of Dussel’s enormous body of work in ethics, economics, history, and liberation theology.
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_Alexander Garcia Duttmann____At Odds With Aids: Thinking and Talking About a Virus (Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics)

[Stanford University Press_1996]

What does it mean to oppose AIDS, to be at odds with AIDS? What kind of rupture with history does AIDS represent? How does AIDS and what is said about AIDS relate to gay identity? How does AIDS relate to thinking and acting, particularly deconstructive thinking? The author confronts these questions from a broad philosophical background that ranges from Kant, Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, and Heidegger to contemporary thought concerning gay activism and AIDS research, all brought together in an effort to find a philosophical language capable of doing justice to the singularity of lived experience in the shadow of AIDS.

In examining what AIDS reveals about the conditions of existence, García Düttmann develops the idea of the “dis-unity” or “at-odds-ness” of existence, of the “non-belonging” that characterizes the marginalized, outcast, or abandoned, and exposes human existence itself. He analyzes what AIDS reveals about the character of history through two intertwined issues. First, he examines arguments bearing on the epochal significance of AIDS, the idea that AIDS reveals something uniquely characteristic of our time, hence that the epidemic marks a historical caesura. Second, he develops a theory of historical witnessing suggesting that the phenomena of historical event and bearing witness are not at all separate, but instead are co-originary, inhering in the same complex.

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_Alexander Garcia Düttmann____Luchino Visconti: Einsichten in Fleisch und Blut

[Kulturverlag Kadmos_2006]

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_Alexander Garcia Düttmann____Verwisch die Spuren

[Diaphanes Verlag_2005]

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_Alexander Garcia Düttmann____Kunstende. Drei ästhetische Studien

[Suhrkamp_2000]

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_Alexander García Düttmann____Zwischen den Kulturen: Spannungen im Kampf um Anerkennung

[Suhrkamp_1997]

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_Srđan Dvornik____Transformacija Hrvatske: sljedeći korak

[Srđan Dvornik_2006]

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_Ronald Dworkin____Shvaćanje prava ozbiljno

[KruZak_2003]

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_Richard Dyer____Now You See It: Studies in Lesbian and Gay Film

[Routledge_2002]

Now You See It, Richard Dyer’s groundbreaking study of films by and about lesbians and gay men, has been revised for a second edition, and features an introduction by Juliane Pidduck outlining developments in lesbian and gay cinema since 1990, and a new chapter entitled “Sweden 1916: Taking Off.” Now You See It examines familiar titles such as Girls in Uniform, Un Chant D’Amour, and Word Is Out, in their lesbian/gay context as well as bringing to light many other forgotten but remarkable films. Each film is examined in detail in relation to both film type and tradition and the sexual subculture in which it was made.