This collection demonstrates how physical objects, materials, space and environments teach us, and redefines practice with theory (praxis) as a more-than-human network. The contributions illustrate how the materials, process, pedagogies and theories of Arts making question and disrupt the many forms of cultural dominance that exist in our society.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield International
Number of pages: 238
Weight: 544 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm
This collection is at once provocative and stimulating, focusing on the central issue of how to practice and think the consequences of affective power - in conceptual, and in experiential terms. The editors identify and frame the contributors research as new materialist, bringing to the disciplines represented here - political philosophy, the creative arts, and education - an enlivened and enriched set of methodological tools, offering new insights with clarity and rigour. -- Felicity J. Colman, Professor of Film and Media Arts, Manchester Metropolitan University
By resisting the corporatized, neo-liberal university and the perpetual gendering, ethnicizing, and sexualizing of bodies and other artistic materials, the collection Arts, Pedagogy and Cultural Resistance brings to the fore a singular, new materialist theory of resistance, and it does so affirmatively. Taken together, the essays in this volume uniquely conceptualize matter's transformative capacities as pedagogical, which imply the entangled nature of opposition and opportunity. -- Iris van der Tuin, Associate Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Utrecht University