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Ross, Kristin

Works: 43 works in 132 publications in 2 languages and 4,995 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Academic theses  Drama  Short films  Christian films  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Interviewee, zxx
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 )

20 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 733 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 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 533 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 )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and French and held by 250 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

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 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
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

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
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

Since the end of the Cold War, mainstream media and state discourses in Europe have established an image of the threatening migrant and minority which fuels anxieties about security. Especially after 9/11, these populations have become associated with terrorism, and depicted as unwilling to embrace European democratic values. In response, liberal media and political activism have approached them as victims of globalization, disconnected from the receiver society and hanging on to age-old traditions and religion. My dissertation explores the ways in which categories of criminality and victimhood inform how Europeans imagine migrants and minorities and how these imaginations reflect upon a European sense of self
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

Furthermore, this dissertation seeks to write the history of a severe literary and intellectual crisis that intensified in the 1990s. It highlights the roots and the paths through which this deadlock traveled. This deadlock, the dissertation shows, is primarily one of literary representation, of the failed project of establishing a connection with al-sha'b, of the increasing doubts in the function of both the writer and the act of writing itself. It is the outcome of a growing sense of failure that is omnipresent today in the Egyptian literary and cultural scenes and a result of the widespread belief that both the Arab Renaissance, Nahda, and the post-colonial Arab states have not succeeded in accomplishing their desired goals
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
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
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
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
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

Georg Lukacs' argument that the development of the nineteenth-century European historical novel is tied to the political and economic changes of late eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Europe is also applicable in the analysis of the genre of the historical novel in the Caribbean. Specifically, I propose that the historical novel of the Caribbean is inextricably linked with the process of decolonization, with the process of stepping away from the past provided by colonialism toward a past created by the postcolonial subject. Across the language barriers, the historical novel spans the twentieth century and the discourses of nation, race, ethnicity, class, and gender tied to colonization and decolonization, all the while writing and rewriting history and looking toward the future
May '68 and its afterlives by Kristin Ross( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 7 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
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

This dissertation examines both literary and theoretical texts' mobilization of the "organicist imaginary"--A mode of conceptualizing cities as naturally coherent, almost bodily entities, and thereby dissembling the socio-economic fissures that actually characterize urban societies. The first chapter shows how Jane Jacobs's wildly influential urbanist polemic The Death and Life of Great American Cities (1961) deploys rhetoric identifying the city as an organism in multiple registers so as to propose ways of coping with the stresses of social life in the racially segregated, violent, and deeply unequal U.S. city of the 1960s
The ignorant schoolmaster : five lessons in intellectual emancipation by Jacques Rancière( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Recounts the story of Joseph Jacotot"--Vii
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Fast cars, clean bodies : decolonization and the reordering of French culture
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The emergence of social space : Rimbaud and the Paris CommuneAnti-AmericanismMay '68 and its afterlivesThe ignorant schoolmaster : five lessons in intellectual emancipation