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Ross, Kristin

Works: 54 works in 192 publications in 5 languages and 5,923 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Drama  Short films  Comedy films  Documentary films  Christian films  Academic theses  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Interviewee, Other, Contributor
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Kristin Ross
May '68 and its afterlives by Kristin Ross( )

34 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,946 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
Fast cars, clean bodies : decolonization and the reordering of French culture by Kristin Ross( )

23 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and French and held by 1,869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fast Cars, Clean Bodies examines the crucial decade Dien Bien Phu to the mid-1960s when France shifted rapidly an agrarian, insular, and empire-oriented society to a decolonized, Americanized, and fully industrial one. Kristin Ross finds the contradictions of the period embedded in its various commodities and cultural artifacts, as well as in the practices that shape, determine, and delimit their uses. The automobile, the new cult of cleanliness, the waning of Sartre and de Beauvoir as the couple of national attention, and the emergence of reshaped, functionalist masculinities become the key elements in this prehistory of postmodernism in France
The emergence of social space : Rimbaud and the Paris Commune by Kristin Ross( Book )

37 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and French and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rimbaud?s poems feature in this re-creation of the Communard experience
Anti-Americanism by Andrew Ross( Book )

11 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 565 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 )

14 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and French and held by 317 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 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tati shorts( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The charming short films directed by Jacques Tati
The Zad and NoTAV : territorial struggles and the making of a new political intelligence by Mauvaise Troupe( Book )

5 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vivid account and reflection on two struggles that are at the heart of the contestation of neoliberal technocracy and the state At a time of ever more accelerated and expanded development of natural and agricultural territory, in the aim of making targeted areas more profitable and controllable, there are inhabitants who oppose these projects with a firm, unwavering NO. This is the case in Notre-Dame-des-Landes in western France and in the Italian Susa Valley, where decades-long battles have been mounted against high-speed transport infrastructure, an airport for one, and a high-speed train (TAV) between Lyon and Turin for the other. Each of these struggles embodies, with its own distinct style, original ways of merging life with combat. And they do so to such a degree that they are redesigning today the future of their respective regions and awakening immense hope outside of their own territories. This book recounts these two histories-in-the-making and gives voice to their protagonists. It was born of the intuition that these experiences and the hypotheses that emerge from them should circulate at the same time as the slogans and the enthusiasm, to strengthen the will to resist
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
El surgimiento del espacio social by Kristin Ross( )

1 edition published in 2018 in Spanish and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Démocratie, dans quel état ? by Giorgio Agamben( )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in French and held by 14 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
The ignorant schoolmaster : five lessons in intellectual emancipation by Jacques Rancière( Book )

3 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Primarily this book is the story of Joseph Jacotot, an exiled French schoolmaster who discovered in 1818 an unconventional teaching method that spread panic throughout the learned community of Europe." -- Back cover
Lujo comunal : el imaginario político de la Comuna de París by Kristin Ross( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in Spanish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

«En este libro he tratado de reconstruir los elementos de un imaginario que alimentó y sobrevivió al acontecimiento conocido como la Comuna de París de 1871, un imaginario al que los comuneros y yo misma hemos dado el nombre de lujo comunal. Durante setenta y dos días de la primavera de 1871, una insurrección obrera transformó la ciudad de París en una comuna autónoma y emprendió la libre organización de la vida social aegún los principios de asociación y cooperación"
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 5 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 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 5 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 5 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
In che stato è la democrazia? by Giorgio Agamben( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in Italian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 5 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 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 4 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
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Fast cars, clean bodies : decolonization and the reordering of French culture
Fast cars, clean bodies : decolonization and the reordering of French cultureThe emergence of social space : Rimbaud and the Paris CommuneAnti-AmericanismThe ignorant schoolmaster : five lessons in intellectual emancipation
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Kristin Ross Amerikaans specialiste in literatuur

Kristin Ross essayiste américaine

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