WorldCat Identities

Nixon, Rob 1954-

Overview
Works: 24 works in 84 publications in 2 languages and 5,837 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Tragicomedies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Comedy plays  Tragedies (Drama)  Juvenile works  Interviews  Exhibition catalogs  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR2833.A2, 822.33
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works about Rob Nixon
 
Most widely held works by Rob Nixon
Slow violence and the environmentalism of the poor by Rob Nixon( )

24 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in English and held by 2,341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The violence wrought by climate change, toxic drift, deforestation, oil spills, and the environmental aftermath of war takes place gradually and often invisibly. Using the innovative concept of "slow violence" to describe these threats, the author focuses on the inattention we have paid to the attritional lethality of many environmental crises, in contrast with the sensational, spectacle driven messaging that impels public activism today. Slow violence, because it is so readily ignored by a hard charging capitalism, exacerbates the vulnerability of ecosystems and of people who are poor, disempowered, and often involuntarily displaced, while fueling social conflicts that arise from desperation as life sustaining conditions erode. In this book the author examines a cluster of writer/activists affiliated with the environmentalism of the poor in the global South. By approaching environmental justice literature from this transnational perspective, he exposes the limitations of the national and local frames that dominate environmental writing. And by illuminating the strategies these writer/activists deploy to give dramatic visibility to environmental emergencies, he invites his readers to engage with some of the most pressing challenges of our time
London calling : V.S. Naipaul, postcolonial Mandarin by Rob Nixon( )

22 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

V.S. Naipaul stands as the most lionized literary mediator between First and Third World experience and is ordinarily viewed as possessing a unique authority on the subject of cross-cultural relations in the post-colonial era. In contesting this orthodox reading of his work, Nixon argues that Naipaul is more than simply an unduly influential writer. He has become a regressive Western institution, articulating a set of values that perpetuates political interests and representational modes that have their origin in the high imperial age. Nixon uses Naipaul's travel writing to probe the core theoretical issues raised by cross-cultural representation along metropolitan-periphery lines. With reference to economic theories of dependency, he critiques the vision, popularized by Naipaul, of the post-colonial world as divided between mimic and parasitic Third World nations on the one hand and, on the other, the benignly creative societies of the West
Homelands, Harlem, and Hollywood : South African culture and the world beyond by Rob Nixon( Book )

9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book spans the period from apartheid's implementation in 1948 to South Africa's first democratic elections in 1994. The book is centrally concerned with the diverse ties between South African culture and the world beyond its borders
Nature's nation : American art and environment by Karl Kusserow( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nature's Nation: American Art and Environment offers a compelling new vision of American art, examining for the first time how artists have both reflected and shaped environmental understanding while contributing to the development of modern ecological thought. Reframing more than three centuries of diverse artistic practice in North America, this timely volume traces evolving ideas about the environment - and our place in it - from colonial encounters between Indigenous beliefs and European natural theology through nineteenth-century notions of progress and Manifest Destiny to the emergence of contemporary ecological ethics. Far-reaching and multidisciplinary in its interpretive approach, Nature's Nation looks at works of art across genres and media - including painting, sculpture, prints, drawings, photography, decorative arts, and video - revealing important new discoveries about creative encounters with environmental history and politics through materials, techniques, subjects, and ideas, With essays and commentary by both scholars and artists, the book offers the first broad ecocritical review of American art and features work by more than one hundred artists, from Charles Willson Peale, Thomas Cole, and Winslow Homer to Georgia O'Keeffe, Jacob Lawrence, and Jaune Quick-to-See Smith"--Book jacket flap
Dreambirds : the natural history of a fantasy by Rob Nixon( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The grand hotel abyss : a critique of Naipaul's third world travels by Rob Nixon( )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eye on dance & the arts( Visual )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alternating glimpses of a country suffocating individual freedoms while unleashing a cascade of politically motivated creative activity
The tempest by William Shakespeare( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prospero, wise Duke of Milan, has been deposed by Antonio, his wicked brother and exiled with his daughter Miranda to a mysterious island. But Prospero possesses supernatural powers
Aftermaths : South African literature today by Rob Nixon( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Border country : Bessie Head's frontline states by Rob Nixon( )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Accounting practices don't add up! : why they don't and what to do about it by Rob Nixon( )

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

Suggests that the traditional model for running an accounting firm is outdated, and that accountants must change from simply being "order takers" to providing clients with timely advice on improving their businesses and achieving their financial and lifestyle goals. Outlines the author's approach to achieving this
Three islands: an environmental justice Archipelago by Rob Nixon( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

London calling : Naipaul and the politics of postcolonial travel by Rob Nixon( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Of Balkans and bantustans : "ethnic cleansing" and the crisis in national legitimation by Rob Nixon( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The magics of music ;The Castelfranco Veneto recital by Daniil Trifonov( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"This DVD contains both a portrait film and an associated performance film; an effective combination which Christopher Nupen has given us so successfully before. The films offer an intimate view of the artist and his hardly-believable gifts which are curently astonishing the world. Daniil Trifonov started to play the piano at the age of five, not because he wanted to play the piano but because he wanted to compose. That was unusual enough but it was only the beginning of a musical quest which led to his winning both the Tchaikovsky and Rubinstein competitions at the age of 20 — an astonishing feat. In these two films Trifonov talks revealingly about his musical concerns but his modesty prevents him from saying anything at all about his extraordinary technique, "I am just playing the piano", he says. "There are people doing even more crazy things". The films contain a number of performances shot live on stage with cameras unusually close to the artist which adds consideraby to the power of the images. They also present him in conversations which demonstrate his earnestness, his exceptional modesty and his gloriously high intelligence. In the portrait film Trifonov plays music by Chopin, Ravel and Trifonov himself: part of his first piano Concerto, filmed at the world premiere performance which took place at the Cleveland Institute, in the United States, in April 2014. In the performance film he plays music by Chopin, Scriabin, Johann Strauss (arranged Trifonov) and Rachmaninov — a performance of the rarely heard Variations on a Theme of Chopin, in the elegant Teatro Accademico in Castelfranco Veneto, near Venice in Italy."--Conteneur
Of Balkans and Bantustans : ethnic cleansing and the crisis in national legitimation by Rob Nixon( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Pipe Dreams : Ken Saro-Wiwa, Environmental Justice and Microminority Rights by Rob Nixon( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The devil in the black box : nationalism, internationalism and the outlawing of television in South Africa, 1936-1976 by Rob Nixon( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Rob Nixon, Frances Becker, Welcome Msomi & Philemon Wakashe( Visual )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Alternating glimpses of a country suffocating individual freedoms while unleashing a cascade of politically motivated creative activity
Refugees and homecomings : Bessie Head and the end of exile by Rob Nixon( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.16 (from 0.08 for Slow viole ... to 0.97 for Of Balkans ...)

Slow violence and the environmentalism of the poor
Covers
London calling : V.S. Naipaul, postcolonial MandarinDreambirds : the natural history of a fantasyDreambirds : the natural history of a fantasy
Alternative Names
Nixon, Rob

Robert Nixon direutor de cine estauxunidense

Robert Nixon (filmmaker) Amerikaans filmregisseur

Роберт Никсон

רוברט ניקסון

روبرت نيكسون مخرج أفلام من الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية

Languages