Aesthetic Marx Gandesha, Samir; Hartle, Johan F
The whole of Marx's project confronts the narrow concerns of political philosophy by embedding it in social philosophy and a certain understanding of the aesthetic. From those of aesthetic production ...to the 'poetry of the future' (as Marx writes in the Eighteenth Brumaire), from the radical modernism of bourgeois development to the very idea of association (which defined one of the main lines of tradition in the history of aesthetics), steady references to Dante, Shakespeare and Goethe, and the idea that bourgeois politics is nothing but a theatrical stage: the aesthetic has a prominent place in the constellation of Marx's thought. This book offers an original and challenging study of both Marx in the aesthetic, and the aesthetic in Marx.
Recent transnational documentaries are more and more committed to issues of global environmental justice and revealing exploitative profit-driven production practices as they suggest that cinematic ...transnationalism enables us to see the global connectedness of the ecosystem more readily.
Such filmic representations of a beyond-the-local culture facilitate to make sense of the global network of products and flow of messages as they make us aware of the physical and symbolic linkages between these seemingly disconnected worlds. From the food we eat and the news we read, the
jeans and shoes we wear, to the films, music and performances we enjoy, our living habits and daily routines today are unimaginable without global networks of information and exchange, regardless of which part of the world one is situated in.By comparing Jia Zhangke's Wuyong/Useless (2007)
and Ho Chao-ti's Wo Ai Gaogenxie/My Fancy High Heels (MFHH) (2010), this article explores how transnationality in these documentaries, on one hand, facilitates the expression of eco-critical and environmentalist messages concerning nature and the environment, as well as the relationships between
human and all other beings on the planet; and on the other, reveals the challenges and contradictions film-makers and artists faced in the productions in attempts to reflect their ecological and environmental concerns, challenges and contradictions that are brought about by the unstoppable
forces of excessive global consumerism.
As Asian-American fashion designers have become better known in the USA and globally the media has highlighted their achievements collectively. What, this article asks, are the implications of ...second- and third-generation Asian-Americans having attracted such attention? If new, young fashion designers are being identified on the basis of their ethnicity how might they enter into or negotiate a position within a larger global fashion world, and what impact might this have on the identification of other Asian designers, not least those from mainland China, whose work is little known in the West? The argument is framed by the concept of habitus, seen from two perspectives, one the significance of place in the global fashion industry, and the other related to the discourse of "ethnicity" that surrounds the designers. Examples are discussed of Asian-American and mainland Chinese fashion designers whose work has become known more widely through the press, exhibitions, and commercial activity. We are, it is suggested, at a point of transition regarding the wider knowledge and reception of Chinese fashion designers.
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