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Published: 21 June 2002
DOI: 10.1215/9780822383369-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8336-9
...Tropical Kitsch in Blood and Ink Mexico is living through a profound findesie`cle malaise, an unease that I think might appropriately be described as an attempt to escape from its cage of melancholy. The war in Chiapas and its dramatic results have shaken the Mexican...
Published: 01 January 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390701-018
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9070-1
... ssay A le The Spanish Perspective: j an Romancero Marroquí and the Francoist d Kitsch Politics of Time ro ro Y arza In “Narrating the Nation-ality of a Cinema: The Case of Japa- nese Prewar Film” in this...
Published: 18 August 2008
DOI: 10.1215/9780822388685-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8868-5
... 4 The Occupation Years Cinema, Democracy, and Japanese Kitsch, 1945–1952 For developing, living forms, what matters is that they have within them some- thing stirring, useful, ultimately heartening—that they take “kitsch...
Published: 30 April 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822392866-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9286-6
... Anahi Ballent Translated by Beatrice D. Gurwitz UNFORGETTABLE KITSCH Images around Eva Perón We wanted to make a true home and if one day we were to live in [this house], I confess that we would feel at home . . . It has been possible to convert it into a joyful and...
Published: 11 October 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390558-018
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9055-8
... Daphne Carr Dancing, Democracy, and Kitsch Poland’s Disco Polo For some, Polish disco is the ultimate sonic oxymoron. 17 First, there’s the Polish. Polka-dancing, pierogie- eating, and Pope-loving Poles in the United States have for...
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.1215/9780822396413-016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9641-3
...• CHAPTER 16 THERESA SABONIS-CHAFEE COMMUNISM AS KITSCH: SOVIET SYMBOLS IN POST-SOVIET SOCIETY Banners, busts, pins of Lenin as a baby, placards exhorting "Revolutionary Zeal slogans printed on watches - the kitsch of the Soviet Union has long held a...
Published: 01 January 1997
DOI: 10.1215/9780822398097-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9809-7
... Julia Hell SOFT PORN, KITSCH, AND POST·FASCIST BODIES The East German Novel of Arrival Perhaps a dead father would have been A better father. The best father...
Published: 25 May 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375401-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7540-1
... metropolitan desire to subsume even the precolonial past; the latter invokes a space and time outside of colonial modernity itself. Tracing the movement of The Tale of Ch’unhyang via the translation and adaptation process from national canonicity to what the book terms “colonial kitsch,” this chapter presents...
Published: 26 December 2002
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384281
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8428-1
Published: 11 October 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390510
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9051-0
Published: 08 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374459-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7445-9
... virtual blueprint of the media union of modern society. In effect, systems theory through the shortcut of kitsch. The recent novels of Tom McCarthy-- particularly Remainder , a crime novel of sorts too—provide another live blueprint of art in the systems epoch, and outline what social and aesthetic...
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By Marita Sturken
Published: 11 October 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390510-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9051-0
... consumerism and the economic networks that emerge around historical events, includ- ing events of trauma. Each object could also be seen as a form of kitsch. Were I creating a collection to explain the aim of this book, I would include along with these snow globes a piece of the rubble from the federal...
Published: 26 December 2002
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384281-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8428-1
... sometimes translated into forms of kitsch and camp, both closely related to the phenomenon of cursilería. Kitsch, which derives from the German kitschento slap (a work of art) together, fr. G. dial., to scrape up mud from the streetis, according to Webster’s, ‘‘artistic or literary...
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By Lori Merish
Published: 24 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373315-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7331-5
... thick descriptions of the years 1959 and 1960 that drill down into layers of artistic activity in Western Europe and the Americas. The chapters examine what is gold and what is kitsch, what shines and what does not. By focusing on the crucial years of 1959 and 1960, they bring to light lateral and...
Published: 09 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373926-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
..., alternative art shows, and special parties that attracted a crowd of students from the School of Visual Art, among them Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf. The venue’s culture drew heavily on irony and kitsch. As with the Mudd Club, dancing took on a primary position, even though the venue’s roots were in punk...
Published: 01 March 2011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9339-9
... introductory essay previously appeared in print in “Stop Using Kitsch as a Weapon: Kitsch and Racism,” Rethinking Marxism 22, no. 1 (2010): 42–55. Numerous colleagues and friends deserve special notice: Matthew Bai- gell, Faith Barrett, Emily Bivens, Gina Bloom, Catherine Hollis, Beauvais Lyons...
Published: 01 March 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393399-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9339-9
..., originality, or innovation.5 His popularity, it follows, is merely a sign of the commodification of art and the way in which contemporary audiences are easily seduced by kitsch and marketing through the disassociating mecha- Introduction 3 nisms of...
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By Alan Tansman
Published: 01 January 2009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9070-1
... ssay A le The Spanish Perspective: j an Romancero Marroquí and the Francoist d Kitsch Politics of Time ro ro Y arza In “Narrating the Nation-ality of a Cinema: The Case of Japa- nese Prewar Film” in this...
Published: 26 December 2002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8428-1
...XXLIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS 1. Funeral coach for the mayor of Madrid, Enrique Tierno Galván, 2 2. Txomin Salazar’s cover for El kitsch español, 6 3. Camp portrait of Carmen Polo, Franco’s widow, by Enrique Costus, 6 4. Cover page of Dos meses en Andalucía en el verano de 1849, 13 5...
Published: 08 April 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7445-9
... society. In effect, systems theory through the shortcut of kitsch. The recent novels of Tom McCarthy-- particularly Remainder , a crime novel of sorts too—provide another live blueprint of art in the systems epoch, and outline what social and aesthetic forms of repetition and citation mean today...