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Ross, Kristin

Works: 48 works in 171 publications in 4 languages and 5,756 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, Contributor, 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 )

23 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 )

29 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 269 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
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

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
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
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
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

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
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
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

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
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
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
Lujo comunal : el imaginario político de la Comuna de París by Kristin Ross( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in Spanish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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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