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Ross, Kristin

Works: 46 works in 167 publications in 4 languages and 5,710 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Short films  Comedy films  Documentary films  Academic theses  Christian films  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, zxx, 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 )

23 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

May '68 and its afterlives by Kristin Ross( Book )

32 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 648 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
The emergence of social space : Rimbaud and the Paris Commune by Kristin Ross( Book )

34 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 579 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 532 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
Communal luxury : the political imaginary of the Paris Commune by Kristin Ross( Book )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and French and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kristin Ross's new work on the thought and culture of the Communard uprising of 1871 resonates with the motivations and actions of contemporary protest, which has found its most powerful expression in the reclamation of public space. Today's concerns--internationalism, education, the future of labor, the status of art, and ecological theory and practice--frame and inform her carefully researched restaging of the words and actions of individual Communards. This original analysis of an event and its centrifugal effects brings to life the workers in Paris who became revolutionaries, the significance they attributed to their struggle, and the elaboration and continuation of their thought in the encounters that transpired between the insurrection's survivors and supporters like Marx, Kropotkin, and William Morris. The Paris Commune was a laboratory of political invention, important simply and above all for, as Marx reminds us, its own 'working existence.' Communal Luxury allows readers to revisit the intricate workings of an extraordinary experiment." -- Publisher's description
Everyday life( Book )

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

Tati shorts( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The charming short films directed by Jacques Tati
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 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crave( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 23 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
Cuba in the American imaginary: Literature and national culture in Cuba and the United States, 1848--1958 by John Patrick Leary( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each chapter poses two questions: How have Cubans and Americans negotiated the dynamic of intimacy and fear that characterizes their linked history? And what can representations of Cuba tell us about changing American notions of city and slum, domestic and foreign, north and south? The first two chapters explore 19th-century accounts of Cuba at a time when the island figured prominently in national political debates. Chapter 1 examines a bilingual New York newspaper, La Verdad [The Truth], which was produced between 1848 and 1856 by anti-Spanish Cuban exiles and Democratic Party activists who wished the U.S. to annex Cuba as a slave state. Chapter 2 chronicles travel writing about Cuba after the failure of annexation and the abolition of slavery in the United States, when Cuba appeared not as a future state, but as a decadent plantation society. Chapter 3 considers the intersections of American urban reform writing and war reporting during the Spanish-American war. Focusing on the reportage of Stephen Crane, I argue that the war in Cuba symbolically displaced America's impoverished "other half" with a Latin "other America": the unfortunate Cuba of permanent poverty that Americans were meant to save. Where Chapter 3 explores the cultural politics of war and occupation, Chapter 4 examines an episode of cross-cultural solidarity: the fraught collaboration between Langston Hughes and Afro-Cuban poet Nicolas Guillen, and the perceived connections between Havana and Harlem. Chapter 5 treats the work of Ernest Hemingway and the Cuban fictions he published during his lifetime: The Old Man and the Sea and To Have and Have Not. This project takes the reader to the eve of the 1959 Cuban Revolution, which transformed the Cuban-American relationship even as it recapitulated old patterns in new forms
Servants in the house of the nation: Fictions of truth in twentieth century Egyptian literature by Waiel Abdelwahed( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries 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
The cocoons of language, the betrayals of silence: Contemporary Syrian prison literature, human rights discourse, and literary experimentalism by Shareah Taleghani( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on different theorizations of genre, the first chapter elaborates on the ties between the truth effects of prison literature and the truth claims of human rights. The second chapter explores how vulnerability and recognition are intermeshed in both human rights discourse and in the short stories of various Syrian authors. Beginning with the issue of "extraordinary rendition," the third chapter analyzes depictions of torture in different works of Syrian prison literature and demonstrates how different author's interrogate and at times efface torture's representation. The fourth chapter focuses on the prison chronotope--the variegated portrayals of and reflections on prison time and prison space in different works of prison literature as well as human rights reports. The final chapter turns to the issue of the relationship between writing and detention; it discusses the heavy prevalence of metafictional tendencies in works of Syrian prison literature as a mode of questioning the seeming narrative transparencies of human rights discourse
Realism, violence and representation of migrants and minorities in contemporary Europe by Ipek Azime Celik( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first chapter analyzes Constantinos Giannaris' Hostage --a documentary drama on a hijacking in Greece narrated from the perspective of the Albanian criminal--reveals the function of migrant illegality in the regulation of borders and neo-liberal flexible labor regimes. My second chapter on Michael Haneke's Hidden discusses the prospects and limits of a new realism in French film: a minority's experience of historical violence serves to bolster the identity of a liberal European self which feeds on post-colonial guilt. The third chapter on Turkish-German writer Feridun Zaimoglu's works Leyla, Headstuff and Black Virgins, explores the literary market for narratives of victimized Muslim women in Germany and how it promotes the ideology of European liberal freedom. Chapter Four compares Greek writer Sotiris Dimitriou's short stories on the decadence of European bodies and anxieties about social reproduction with those of the nineteenth-century author Alexandros Papadiamandis to trace the links between realist representation and narration of violence, migration, and commodification of bodies
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 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This intellectual-cultural history project not only considers the writings of well-known leftist activists, but also those of anonymous Chinese citizens who analyzed and mobilized against exploitation, fascism, state-party domination and the impending Japanese invasion. My dissertation begins by assessing how these figures emphasized the importance of everyday life to overcoming feudal-, imperialist-, and capitalist-imposed structural impediments to the realization of a democratic polity. Diaries, short stories, and visual works such as cartoons, woodcut print, and photographs by ordinary Chinese compiled in the 1936 project "China's One Day" form the basis of chapter one. I evaluate how systematic, locally-organized social movements to transform everyday life sought to foster a simultaneously global and national project of mass revolution against imperialism, fascism, and patriarchy. I further draw upon previously-neglected publications to show how radical democratic values--equality, human rights, freedom and mass politics--became the foundation of leftwing emancipatory activism and the basis of mobilizing the masses for a non-party democratic form of politics
The Caribbean Novel and the Realization of History in the Era of Decolonization by Aaron M Love( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chapter One considers the development of the barrack-yard novel in Trinidad. Examining primarily C.L.R. James's Minty Alley, Naipaul's Miguel Street and Earl Lovelace's The Dragon Can't Dance, I argue that while James reinvents the genre as a means to represent a new social subject, the working classes, and Naipaul entangles the genre with development discourse, emptying the subject of its historical agency, Lovelace uses the barrack-yard novel to scrutinize postcolonial realities and the detoured promise of decolonization. The next chapter reads the second, revised edition of The Black Jacobins, the classic work on the Haitian Revolution by C.L.R. James, as a product of his ambiguous reassessment of development discourse and renewed class conflict in the postcolonial Caribbean. The third chapter, on George Lamming's In the Castle of My Skin, discusses the relationship between popular and historical consciousness in its representation of the Barbadian working classes and peasantry during the 1930s. Chapter Four explores The Guyana Quartet by Wilson Harris as a critique of the historical ideology of development discourse and as an attempt to find an alternative conception of Caribbean history located in phenomenological reality
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 7 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
Modernism before modernity: Literature and urban form in Iraq, 1950-1963 by Haytham Bahoora( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 7 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 decays of realism: A negative genealogy by Sara Nadal( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dissertation examines the strategic centrality of realism as a target. It constructs a 'negative genealogy' that traces a repeated gesture of rejection that paradoxically preserves realism's epistemological kernel. Realism goes beyond its historical inception in the literary and pictorial milieu of the 19th century to become, during the historical avant-garde, the resilient 'other' of Surrealism, Expressionism and literary Modernism. The pervasiveness of realism as a negative referent calls for a redefinition of the movement that will also rewrite its genealogy and challenge its supersession by modernism, postmodernism and the avant-garde. This analysis deploys a range of theorists--Ernst Bloch, Georg Lukacs, Henri Lefebvre, Mikhail Bakhtin, and Siegfried Kracauer--together with filmmakers, painters and writers to rearticulate realism as an epistemology of the everyday and its temporality. Chapter One, through an examination of the films of Luis Bunuel, focuses on the Surrealist esthetic understanding of the non-synchronous, the 'outmoded, ' and rereads it as a translational and transnational phenomenon dependent on a realist record of backward and local realities. Chapter Two analyzes Georg Lukacs's championing of 19th-century literary realism as a philosophical insight into the epistemological nature of realism's temporal imagination and reconsiders his necessarily aporetic conclusions regarding contemporary realism. Chapter Three reexamines the Lefebvrian concept of the city as 'work of art' as an instance of realist urban praxis, unique in its articulation of the non-synchronicity of everyday life
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 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chapter Three shows how Richard Price's ostensible crime novel Clockers (1992) figures the postindustrial U.S. city as an alternative to the social structures of modernity by appropriating Whitmanesque and Melvillean rhetoric in its rendering of the city as the source of a mystical, yet physical connection between the bodies of characters otherwise divided by race and class. Finally, Chapter Four explores the antagonism toward history that is concealed beneath the organicist utopianism of Jeffrey Eugenides's Middlesex (2002), arguing that when the main character's Greek-American family leaves Detroit for the suburbs and first begins to identify as fully "white," the novel simultaneously shifts its narrative focus from the twentieth-century history of the city to the body of its transgender protagonist, in which the city's social complexities are paradoxically resolved
Démocratie, dans quel état ? by Giorgio Agamben( )

2 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
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May '68 and its afterlivesThe emergence of social space : Rimbaud and the Paris CommuneAnti-Americanism