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Ross, Kristin

Works: 48 works in 168 publications in 4 languages and 5,707 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, Other, Interviewee
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 )

22 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 746 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 649 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 )

28 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 548 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 530 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 268 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 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tati shorts by Jacques Tati( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 122 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

Rimbaud, la Commune de Paris et l'invention de l'histoire spatiale by Kristin Ross( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in French and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crave( Visual )

3 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 7 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
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 7 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 7 WorldCat member libraries 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( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries 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
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 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 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

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
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

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 decays of realism: A negative genealogy by Sara Nadal( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 6 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
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Fast cars, clean bodies : decolonization and the reordering of French culture
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May '68 and its afterlivesThe emergence of social space : Rimbaud and the Paris CommuneAnti-Americanism