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Manifesto Now!

Instructions for Performance, Philosophy, Politics

Manifesto Now! maps the current rebirth of the manifesto as it appears at the crossroads of philosophy, performance, and politics. While the manifesto has been central to histories of modernity and Modernism, the editors contend that its contemporary resurgence demands a renewed interrogation of its form, its content, and the uses. Featuring contributions from trailblazing artists, scholars, and activists currently working in the United States, the United Kingdom, Finland, and Norway, this volume will be indispensible to scholars across the disciplines. Filled with examples of manifestos and critical thinking about manifestos, it contains a wide variety of critical methodologies that students can analyze, deconstruct, and emulate.

243 pages | 30 halftones | 6 x 9 | © 2013

Political Science: Political and Social Theory

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Table of Contents


List of Illustrations

Analogue 0

Manifesto Now! (Again!)

Laura Cull and Will Daddario

Analogue 1

Absent Futures: The Ironic Manifesto in an Age of Austerity

Michael Shane Boyle

Duration and Space: The New Manifesto of Occupy Wall Street

Maurya Wickstrom and Stephanie Vella

Analogue 2

Standing By Their Words: The Manifestos of the Freee Art Collective

Ken Wilder

Twenty-First-Century Political Art: The Freee Manifesto for Art & Twenty-First-Century Socialism

The Freee art collective

Analogue 3

Manifesting A Star: An Essay in Two Directions

Lin Hixon

The Sense of the Manifest/o

Branislav Jakovljevic

Analogue 4

What Is the University For? A Story from the Dreamtime of a Possible Future

Stuart McLean

Manifesto for Reification

Mary Overlie

Analogue 5

[One Less] Manifesto for a Theatre of Immanence

Laura Cull

Sustenance: A Play for All Trans [ ] Borders

Electronic Disturbance Theatre and b.a.n.g. lab (Ricardo Dominguez, Brett Stalbaum, Micha Cárdenas, Amy Sara Carroll, and Elle Mehrmand)

Analogue 6

Manifesting the Animal: Human-Animal Interactions in Contemporary Performance

Lourdes Orozco

Provisional Absolutes: The Second Manifesto for Generalized Anthropomorphism

Esa Kirkkopelto

Notes on Contributors


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