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Ross, Kristin

Works: 45 works in 164 publications in 3 languages and 5,431 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Short films  Comedy films  Documentary films  Christian films  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, zxx, Interviewee, Other
Classifications: DC33.7, 944.083
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Kristin Ross
Fast cars, clean bodies : decolonization and the reordering of French culture by Kristin Ross( Book )

19 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The emergence of social space : Rimbaud and the Paris Commune by Kristin Ross( Book )

35 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rimbaud?s poems feature in this re-creation of the Communard experience
Anti-Americanism by Andrew Ross( Book )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ever since George Washington warned against "foreign entanglements" in his 1796 farewell speech, the United States has wrestled with how to act toward other countries. Consequently, the history of anti-Americanism is as long and varied as the history of the United States. In this multidisciplinary collection, seventeen leading thinkers provide substance and depth to the recent outburst of fast talk on the topic of anti-Americanism by analyzing its history and currency in five key global regions: the Middle East, Latin America, Europe, East Asia, and the United States. The commentary draws from social science as well as the humanities for an in-depth study of anti-American opinion and sentiment in different cultures. The questions raised by these essays force us to explore the new ways America must interact with the world after 9/11 and the war against Iraq
May '68 and its afterlives by Kristin Ross( Book )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During May 1968, students and workers in France united in the biggest strike and the largest mass movement in French history. Protesting capitalism, American imperialism, and Gaullism, 9 million people from all walks of life, from shipbuilders to department store clerks, stopped working. The nation was paralyzed - no sector of the workplace was untouched. Yet, just thirty years later, the mainstream image of May '68 in France has become that of a mellow youth revolt, a cultural transformation stripped of its violence and profound sociopolitical implications." "Kristin Ross shows how the current official memory of May '68 came to serve a political agenda antithetical to the movement's aspirations. She examines the roles played by sociologists, repentant ex-student leaders, and the mainstream media in giving what was a political event a predominantly cultural and ethical meaning."--Jacket
Communal luxury : the political imaginary of the Paris Commune by Kristin Ross( Book )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and French and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Commune is back on the agenda. From Madrid to Istanbul, from Cairo to New York, people are reappropriating public and private spaces, reorienting them towards a new function in common. A return to the great 19th century insurrection that most fully instantiated urban insurrection may well be due. Communal Luxury revisits what Marx called the Commune's own working existence, a lived experience of equality in action, focusing particularly on questions of the commune form itself, internationalism, work, art, education and ecology. Ross intertwines the actual words spoken, positions taken, and physical displacements made by the event's participant and its fellow travelers, as well as the bubbling thought it generated. In its original engagement with, but not slavish allegiance to, anarchism and Marxism, the Commune experience is of particular timeliness today
Everyday life( Book )

7 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tati shorts by Jacques Tati( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The charming short films directed by Jacques Tati
Mai 68 et ses vies ultérieures by Kristin Ross( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in French and Spanish and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offre une analyse critique de la façon dont la mémoire officielle de 1968 a été façonnée pour servir des intérêts politiques étrangers aux aspirations propres propres à ce mouvement. L'auteure examine le rôle joué par le discours sociologique, certains ex-leaders estudiantins repentis et le flot de commémorations télévisées diffusées en France entre 1970 et 1980
Aller plus vite, laver plus blanc : la culture française au tournant des années soixante by Kristin Ross( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in French and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crave( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three original short films from best-selling Christian author Erwin Raphael McManus reveal our need for intimacy, meaning, and destiny - the hidden mysteries that permeate the soul. Pop star: When a spoiled British pop star lands in the emergency room, he forges a bond with his unexpected and precocious eight-year-old roommate. Midnight clear: An unsuspecting family becomes the refuge for an escaped convict seeking shelter from a storm. Nameless moment: An intelligent but pessimistic physics student, convinced that his life has no meaning, meets a girl who changes his perspective
Mayo del 68 y sus vidas posteriores : ensayo contra la despolitización de la memoria by Kristin Ross( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Democracy in what state? by Giorgio Agamben( )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Qu'est-ce qu'un démocrate, je vous prie ? C'est là un mot vague, banal, sans acception précise, un mot en caoutchouc." Cette question, ce jugement sans appel d'Auguste Blanqui datent d'un siècle et demi mais gardent une actualité dont ce livre est un signe. Il ne faut pas s'attendre à y trouver une définition de la démocratie, ni un mode d'emploi et encore moins un verdict pour ou contre. Les huit philosophes qui ont accepté d'y participer n'ont sur le sujet qu'un seul point commun : ils et elles rejettent l'idée que la démocratie consisterait à glisser de temps à autre une enveloppe dans une boîte de plastique transparent. Leurs opinions sont précises dans leurs divergences, voire contradictoires - ce qui était prévu et même souhaité. Il en ressort, pour finir, que tout usé que soit le mot "démocratie", il n'est pas à abandonner à l'ennemi car il continue à servir de pivot autour duquel tournent, depuis Platon, les plus essentielles des controverses sur la politique
Genealogy and decolonization: The historical novel of the twentieth-century Caribbean by Carrie K Barker( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lukacs' arguments concerning the origin and development of the genre of the historical novel in Europe do not depend on the language used, and likewise the development of the historical novel in the Caribbean does not depend on the language used. To analyze comprehensively the development of the historical novel in the Caribbean over the course of the twentieth century, all the languages must be included, and the limits established by traditional literary coursework in the United States must be disregarded. In agreement with Lukacs, I argue that the historical novel in the twentieth-century Caribbean developed overwhelmingly as a function of the political and economic changes taking place in this area, and as a function of the area's common economic history of colonization, slavery, plantation economies, migration to the mainland, and the tourism industry. A comparative study of the historical novels of these current and former colonies across the language barriers is made possible by the similarities between these islands and nations in terms of the process of decolonization and the struggle for political and economic independence. This dissertation discusses twentieth-century historical novels by de Lisser, Reid and Cliff of Jamaica, Rhys of Dominica, and Mittelholzer of Guyana, written in English; by Savane/Salavina and Chamoiseau of Martinique, and Schwarz-Bart and Conde of Guadeloupe, written in French; and by Gonzalez Ginorio, Munoz and Ferre of Puerto Rico, written in Spanish
Urban Tissue: The Myth of the Organic and the Right to the City in Fictions of the Postdemocratic United States by Patrick W Gallagher( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Subsequent chapters show how novels written approximately one generation after the so-called "Urban Crisis" of the 1960s deploy very similar rhetoric in their efforts to enact histories of the period, thereby demonstrating that conservative anxieties over acknowledging the existence of social cleavages can function in tandem with a utopian impulse in writing about cities. The ideologically flexible way in which the organic can operate as both radically democratic and disingenuously conservative becomes very evident in Chapter Two, which demonstrates how "organicist personalities" defined by adherence to physicality and intuition over rational intellect rise to extra-institutional forms of political power in two seemingly dissimilar novelistic depictions of "White Flight" and its urban aftermath, Paul Beatty's broad satire The White Boy Shuffle (1996) and Philip Roth's family drama American Pastoral (1997)
The Politics of Everyday Life: Non-Party Leftists in Republican China, 1919-1937 by Qian Zhu( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My dissertation examines the ways in which "everyday life" was conceptualized by prominent leftist intellectuals and culture workers in their quest to define a democratic present and future from the 1919 May Fourth Movement to the Japanese invasion in 1937. Drawing upon archival collections of journals and magazines in China and the United States, I investigate how radical leftists, who were not directly affiliated with the Communist Party but who espoused leftist democratic sympathies, thought about everyday life in ways that distinctly differed from the thinking of the Marxist-Communist and the Nationalist Party activists who dominated China's interwar political scene. My study situates the relationship of everyday life and radical leftism as it emerged during the interwar period in a transnational arena by calling attention to the concurrent political configurations of "everyday life" and "the masses" in Euro-America and Japan. Ultimately, my study challenges prevailing interpretations of intellectual concern for everyday life in 1920s/30s China by demonstrating how its significance to Chinese leftists as an important local form of politics and activism informed their struggles against global fascism, imperialism, and for a democratic future of human emancipation
Modernism before modernity: Literature and urban form in Iraq, 1950-1963 by Haytham Bahoora( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dissertation examines the question of the universality of the project of modernity in non-European locations by theorizing the relationship between material and discursive culture in the Arab world. Focusing on the production of modernist aesthetics in Baghdad during a period of concerted state-led modernization in Iraq (1950-1963), I examine how the confluence of modernist movements in architecture, post-WWII development discourse, and the expanding colonial state apparatus, enabled by a windfall of oil revenues, combined to produce a modern urban order characterized by the aesthetics of technology, and the ways that visual culture and various literary genres responded to these new spaces of development
The cocoons of language, the betrayals of silence: Contemporary Syrian prison literature, human rights discourse, and literary experimentalism by Shareah Taleghani( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This dissertation examines the contemporary genre of prison literature (adab al-sijn) in Syria and its connections to avant-garde Arabic literary experimentalism and global human rights discourse. Through readings of various literary works produced in, through, and about the experience of political detention in Syria from 1970 to 2005, this study shows first, how prison literature is a genre with parameters that are consistently contested both by the state and political dissidents themselves, and second, why prison literature has been an essential shaping force in literary trends in Syria and in the larger Arab world. This analysis of contemporary Syrian prison literature demonstrates how the genre has functioned as a critical poetics of recognition that encounters, echoes, and occasionally challenges the politics of recognition embedded in theories of human rights. Thus, prison literature is interpreted throughout this dissertation as a series of aesthetic interventions against the human rights policies of the Syrian state
Realism, violence and representation of migrants and minorities in contemporary Europe by Ipek Azime Celik( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This dissertation also traces a significant renewal of the realist mode in European literature and film. An emergent form of realism extends representation to previously excluded social groups, and responds to migrant and minority association with violence in the news media by narrating the larger social conditions for violence through their "subjective" stories, and by pointing out how the images of victimhood and criminality perpetuate the liberal contradiction between humanitarianism on the one hand, and ruthlessness in defense of security on the other
Servants in the house of the nation: Fictions of truth in twentieth century Egyptian literature by Waiel Abdelwahed( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This dissertation examines the emergence, development, and internal crises of the regime of literary representation that emerged in Egypt at the turn of the twentieth century. It traces the trajectory of this symbolic system through exploring the shifts in the representation of domestic servants as well as the analogous shifts in the national imaginary. In a wider sense, the dissertation is also a study of a certain kind of servitude that marks the relationship and the mutual captivity that ties writers in this tradition to the abstract concept of al-sha'b, the people. It details how, within the institution of Egyptian literature and the symbolic system it gave rise to, both the writer and his/her objects of writing desires are constituted and maintained. It is there, the dissertation argues, that the figure of the writer is produced, endowed with desires, with an idea of how a writer should be like, what set of beliefs and values he/she should believe in, which causes he/she should identify with (and if necessary risk his/her personal safety and freedom for,) and what the proper materials for writing are. In sum, the dissertation examines the space in which the very idea of a "writer" is constituted while taking into consideration the irreducible complexity of the deep entanglements that tie the writer in this tradition with his/her objects of writing desires
Cuba in the American imaginary: Literature and national culture in Cuba and the United States, 1848--1958 by John Patrick Leary( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Through an analysis of American and Cuban fiction, travel writing, journalism, and poetry, this dissertation explores this paradox of intimacy and estrangement in the cultural history of Cuban-American relations. I argue principally that Cuba has been a crucial measure by which the U.S. has defined its own modernity, by casting its neighbor as "underdeveloped." Others have chronicled the "othering" of Latin Americans in U.S. culture as the outsider that defines the national community within. This project shows, however, that Latin otherness has emerged out of a more complex entanglement between the U.S. and a Latin America in which Americans, however grudgingly, recognize themselves. Americans saw Cuba as both ally and adversary, white and black, modern and "backward," both inside and outside the U.S. sphere. Americans recognized their country's racial and social conflicts in nearby Cuba, but instead of seeing these as shared problems, Americans perceived them as timeless "Latin" traits. I argue that our received notions of underdevelopment have derived from this dialectic of recognition and disavowal in the American imaginary of Cuba
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Fast cars, clean bodies : decolonization and the reordering of French culture
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Kristin Ross American academic

Kristin Ross Amerikaans specialiste in literatuur


English (93)

French (28)

Spanish (4)

The emergence of social space : Rimbaud and the Paris CommuneAnti-AmericanismMay '68 and its afterlives