Decoys and Disruptions: Selected Writings, 1975-2001

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$36.00
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MIT Press
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402
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7.05 X 9.12 X 0.82 inches | 1.99 pounds
Language
English
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Paperback
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9780262681582

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About the Author
Martha Rosler lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She has taught and lectured on photography since the mid-1970s. Her work was the subject of a major retrospective, "Martha Rosler: Positions in the Life World," in 2000. She is the author of 14 books and numerous essays.
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--Linda Nochlin, Lila Acheson Wallace Professor of Modern Art, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
--DeeDee Halleck, independent film maker and Professor Emeritus of Communications, University of California, San Diego
" Martha Rosler's practice demonstrates that feminism is not a politics of the few but a politics of the many, and that gender inequality is neither distinct from racial and class injustice nor separable from the politics of representation and power relations of the artistic field. "Decoys and Disruptions" constitutes a theory of activist art at its fiercest, most complex, and most urgent." --Linda Nochlin, Lila Acheson Wallace Professor of Modern Art, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
" Martha Rosler, one of the most important critical thinkers and artists of the present, becomes available in this collection of vitally important essays. Her work constitutes a major oeuvre in the analysis of the processes of power in our society--processes so embedded in the practices of daily life that we no longer see or know them. Her trenchant and lucid analyses of the relations between life worlds and art worlds are ever more timely in their historical depth and contemporary relevance." --Griselda Pollock, University of Leeds
" For many years, and almost single-handedly, Martha Rosler has provided a solid theoretical basis for critical studies in photography and video. This collection of her lucid essays is a useful compilation of her most important theoretical work. Seeing the essays (and a fascinating collection of photographs) together in this book, one is struck by the depth of her work: a unique blend of insight as critical clarity and art as idea." --DeeDee Halleck, independent film maker and Professor Emeritus of Communications, University of California, San Diego
& quot; Martha Rosler's practice demonstrates that feminism is not a politics of the few but a politics of the many, and that gender inequality is neither distinct from racial and class injustice nor separable from the politics of representation and power relations of the artistic field. Decoys and Disruptions constitutes a theory of activist art at its fiercest, most complex, and most urgent.& quot; -- Linda Nochlin, Lila Acheson Wallace Professor of Modern Art, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
& quot; Martha Rosler, one of the most important critical thinkers and artists of the present, becomes available in this collection of vitally important essays. Her work constitutes a major oeuvre in the analysis of the processes of power in our society--processes so embedded in the practices of daily life that we no longer see or know them. Her trenchant and lucid analyses of the relations between life worlds and art worlds are ever more timely in their historical depth and contemporary relevance.& quot; -- Griselda Pollock, University of Leeds
& quot; For many years, and almost single-handedly, Martha Rosler has provided a solid theoretical basis for critical studies in photography and video. This collection of her lucid essays is a useful compilation of her most important theoretical work. Seeing the essays (and a fascinating collection of photographs) together in this book, one is struck by the depth of her work: a unique blend of insight as critical clarity and art as idea.& quot; -- DeeDee Halleck, independent film maker and Professor Emeritus of Communications, University of California, San Diego
"Martha Rosler's practice demonstrates that feminism is not a politics of the few but a politics of the many, and that gender inequality is neither distinct from racial and class injustice nor separable from the politics of representation and power relations of the artistic field. "Decoys and Disruptions" constitutes a theory of activist art at its fiercest, most complex, and most urgent."--Linda Nochlin, Lila Acheson Wallace Professor of Modern Art, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
"Martha Rosler, one of the most important critical thinkers and artists of the present, becomes available in this collection of vitally important essays. Her work constitutes a major oeuvre in the analysis of the processes of power in our society--processes so embedded in the practices of daily life that we no longer see or know them. Her trenchant and lucid analyses of the relations between life worlds and art worlds are ever more timely in their historical depth and contemporary relevance."--Griselda Pollock, University of Leeds
"For many years, and almost single-handedly, Martha Rosler has provided a solid theoretical basis for critical studies in photography and video. This collection of her lucid essays is a useful compilation of her most important theoretical work. Seeing the essays (and a fascinating collection of photographs) together in this book, one is struck by the depth of her work: a unique blend of insight as critical clarity and art as idea."--DeeDee Halleck, independent film maker and Professor Emeritus of Communications, University of California, San Diego