rss_2.0Arts FeedSciendo RSS Feed for Artshttps://www.sciendo.com/subject/ARhttps://www.sciendo.comArts Feedhttps://www.sciendo.com/subjectImages/Arts.jpg700700The Viennese Influence on the Artistic Arrangement of Lviv Public Buildings Interiors Built in the Second Half of the Nineteenth Centuryhttps://sciendo.com/article/10.24427/aea-2021-vol13-no1-01<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>The article identifies the main characteristics and features of the artistic arrangement of representative public buildings in Vienna that influenced analogical objects of Lviv in the second half of the 19th century. The issue of Vienna’s historicism and its peculiarities in interior decoration are also considered. The research involved selecting and analyzing key public buildings that are present in both cities, such as theaters, universities, the Diet (in case of Vienna – the Parliament), museums, courts and other sites with a broad representative group of rooms. These revealed common trends, direct and indirect quotations, both in artistic elements and in the overall order composition. The article also explores major public buildings in Vienna along with architects who have become role models and set some standards for the artistic design of the representative group of rooms. As a result, the influencing factors were identified, among which administrative, educational, cultural and economic issues are highlighted and reviewed.</p> </abstract>ARTICLE2021-06-12T00:00:00.000+00:00Buildings for Culture - Their Internal Public Spaces as Public Spaces of Citieshttps://sciendo.com/article/10.24427/aea-2021-vol13-no1-02<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>The city is a place of community. Both in form and content, it is the most public display of aspects of culture, including art. It embodies our cultural memory, which is also a place of constant renewal of culture and art. Most of the phenomena that we associate with the idea of culture stem from the elements of the city that become synonymous with “Polis” - the City. They offered agora, temples, stadiums, theatres... - facilities for art. That culture takes place in theatres, concert halls... or museums.</p> <p>Contemporary buildings for culture, theatres, music, etc. should be user-friendly and easily accessible, with a cordial atmosphere, functional. They should speak of what is alive and everyday in them. They are not meant to be monuments. The aim of the work is to explore and evaluate the issues of internal public spaces of cultural buildings as a development of the city’s public space and their significance in this context.</p> </abstract>ARTICLE2021-06-12T00:00:00.000+00:00Deconstructing Straight Citizenshiphttps://sciendo.com/article/10.7146/tjcp.v7i1.119860<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>ON NOVEMBER 25 2019, DANISH HISTORIAN NIELS NYEGAARD RECEIVED THE NATIONAL KRAKA AWARD FOR AN OUTSTANDING AND INNOVATIVE CONTRIBUTION TO GENDER RESEARCH IN DENMARK FOR HIS PHD DISSERTATION PERVERSE CRIMINALS AND GOOD CITIZENS: HOMOSEXUALITY, HETERONORMATIVITY AND CITIZENSHIP IN COPENHAGEN’S PUBLIC SPHERE, 1906-11. NYEGAARD DEFENDED HIS DISSERTATION AT AARHUS UNIVERSITY IN THE FALL OF 2018. THE DISSERTATION CONDUCTED A GENEALOGICAL STUDY OF MODERN DANISH CITIZENSHIP’S HETERONORMATIVE FOUNDATIONS IN EARLY-TWENTIETH-CENTURY DENMARK. IN HIS ACCEPTANCE SPEECH, NYEGAARD OUTLINED THE MAJOR CONCLUSIONS FROM HIS DISSERTATION. HE FURTHER PRESENTED ITS FOUCAULDIAN AND QUEER THEORETICAL AXIOMS AND ITS GENEALOGICAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO CONTEMPORARY DISCUSSIONS ABOUT SEXUAL CITIZENSHIP, HETERONORMATIVITY, HOMONORMATIVITY AND HOMONATIONALISM.</p> </abstract>ARTICLE2021-04-03T00:00:00.000+00:00The Anti-Feminism of the Far-Right Imageboard Terroristshttps://sciendo.com/article/10.7146/tjcp.v7i1.119855ARTICLE2021-04-03T00:00:00.000+00:00Putting a Non-Essentialist Ontology to Workhttps://sciendo.com/article/10.7146/tjcp.v7i1.119816ARTICLE2021-04-03T00:00:00.000+00:00Everyday Activism and Resistance By Minority Women in Denmarkhttps://sciendo.com/article/10.7146/tjcp.v7i1.119854<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>STEREOTYPES OF MINORITY WOMEN, AND IN PARTICULAR MUSLIM WOMEN, ARE BEING USED TO PUSH CERTAIN GROUPS TO THE MARGINS OF DANISH SOCIETY, BOTH DISCURSIVELY AND GEOGRAPHICALLY. FOCUSING ON TWO CASE STUDIES WORKING IN THE SOCIAL PERIPHERY, ANDROMEDA, 8220 AND KVINDER I DIALOG, THIS ARTICLE ILLUMINATES HOW THE SAME STEREOTYPES ARE USED IN THE PRODUCTION OF COUNTERNARRATIVES THAT RESIST STIGMA AND DIVISIVE POLICIES. DESPITE THE MEDIA ATTENTION THAT THE NEW LAWS IN DENMARK SUCH AS “GHETTO” REFORMS AND MASKING BAN HAVE RECEIVED, LESS ATTENTION HAS BEEN PAID TO EXAMPLES OF RESISTANCE AND THE FIGHT FOR POLITICAL SUBJECTIVITY. BY FURTHER DEVELOPING AND EMPLOYING POSTCOLONIAL AND FEMINIST THEORY IN A DANISH CONTEXT, THIS ARTICLE ADDRESSES THIS GAP AND EMBARKS ON AN ANALYSIS OF MINORITY WOMEN’S CULTURAL ACTIVISM AGAINST HOMOGENIZATION.</p> </abstract>ARTICLE2021-04-03T00:00:00.000+00:00Strategic Cyberbullying and the Reorganisation of Political Culturehttps://sciendo.com/article/10.7146/tjcp.v7i1.119856<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES DONALD TRUMP ENGAGES IN ONGOING TWITTER-ATTACKS ON (PERCEIVED) POLITICAL OPPONENTS SUCH AS NAMED POLITICIANS, CELEBRITIES, NEWS CHANNELS AND NAMED JOURNALISTS. IN JUNE 2015 THE NEW YORK TIMES BEGAN TO COMPILE A LIST OF TRUMP’S INSULTS ON TWITTER. BY JANUARY 2020 THE LIST COMPILES THE “598 PEOPLE, PLACES AND THINGS DONALD TRUMP HAS INSULTED ON TWITTER”. IN THIS ARTICLE, WE MAKE USE OF THIS LIST AS AN ARCHIVE OF CONDENSED AFFECTIVE EXPRESSIONS THAT ALLOW US TO ANALYSE THE WAYS IN WHICH TRUMP USES TWITTER TO MOBILISE POLITICALLY IN MANNERS WHICH WE WILL TERM ‘STRATEGIC CYBERBULLYING’. CYBERBULLYING IS OFTEN DISCUSSED AS A PHENOMENON THAT ARISES AMONG CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE, YET WE SUGGEST THAT BORROWING AN ANALYTIC LENS FROM CYBERBULLYING RESEARCH ALLOWS US TO BETTER UNDERSTAND THE DYNAMICS OF TRUMP’S USE OF TWITTER FOR POLITICAL MOBILISATION. THROUGH A CATEGORICAL MAPPING OF THE NEW YORK TIMES ARCHIVE, WE SHOW HOW POLITICAL OPPONENTS ARE DISCREDITED STRATEGICALLY AND A NEW KIND OF POLITICAL TERRITORY IS ESTABLISHED THROUGH AN AFFECTIVE CIRCULATION OF INTERFACIAL REFRAINS THROUGH TWITTER. THESE REFRAINS TRAVEL BETWEEN ON- AND OFFLINE CONTEXTS TO EXTEND THE REACH OF THE CAMPAIGN THROUGH ESTABLISHING A NEW FORM OF WE-NESS THAT INCLUDES AND EXCLUDES COMMUNITIES. WE SHOW HOW THIS WE-NESS IN TRUMP’S AFFECTIVE POLITICS IS SHAPED (ALSO) BY THE TWITTER INTERFACE AND HOLDS THE POTENTIAL TO ALTER THE DEMOCRATIC PUBLIC AND THE THRESHOLDS FOR DEMOCRATIC PARTICIPATION.</p> </abstract>ARTICLE2021-04-03T00:00:00.000+00:00Between Borders and Bombshttps://sciendo.com/article/10.7146/tjcp.v7i1.119862<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>THIS ARTICLE ANALYSES THE SAHRAWI TERRITORY AND THE RESISTANCE OF ITS PEOPLE BASED ON A CRITICAL FEMINIST GEOGRAPHY APPROACH. THE MAIN PURPOSE OF THE RESEARCH IS TO CONCEIVE THE BODIES OF SAHRAWI WOMEN WHICH ACTIVELY PARTICIPATE IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF THEIR TERRITORY (NOT RECOGNISED AFTER THE INVASION OF MOROCCO AND MAURITANIA IN 1975) AS TERRITORIES IN CONFLICT AND IN CONSTANT RISK, EMPHASISING THE POWER RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BODY AND TERRITORY AS SPATIAL SCALES.</p> <p>THE ARTICLE USES DANCE AS A TOOL FOR AN ETHNOGRAPHIC APPROACH AND EXPLORES THE IMPORTANCE OF “ARTIVISM” AS A POLITICAL ACT AND AS A METHODOLOGY OF ACTION-PARTICIPATION IN THE ARTIFARITI FESTIVAL. WE PARTICIPATED IN THIS FESTIVAL AS PART OF THE HANIN PERFORMING DANCE COLLECTIVE IN ORDER TO UNDERSTAND AND LEARN DIRECTLY ABOUT THE SITUATION IN WHICH SAHRAWI WOMEN LIVE. SPACES FOR REFLECTION AND RESISTANCE ARISE AND ALTERNATIVES FOR AND WITH THE SAHRAWI PEOPLE ARE GENERATED THROUGH ART.</p> </abstract>ARTICLE2021-04-03T00:00:00.000+00:00Where Have All the Normal Men and Women Gone?https://sciendo.com/article/10.7146/tjcp.v7i1.119853<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>FAR-RIGHT SOCIAL MOVEMENTS, WHOSE POPULARITY IS ON THE RISE IN EUROPE, ARE OFTEN DESCRIBED AS MALE-DOMINATED ORGANISATIONS. CONSEQUENTLY, MASCULINITY IN THE CONTEXT OF FAR-RIGHT ORGANISATIONS AND THE MANOSPHERE HAS RECEIVED SCHOLARLY ATTENTION. HOWEVER, MOST STUDIES FOCUS ON MALE ORGANISATIONS AND MALE LEADERS, GIVING THE IMPRESSION THAT “MASCULINIST DISCOURSES” ARE REPRODUCED ONLY BY MEN (KIMMEL, 2013, 2018; MILLER-IDRISS, 2018). YET, IT BECOMES INCREASINGLY DIFFICULT TO CONTINUE TO IGNORE THE PATRIARCHAL DISCOURSES OF WOMEN ENGAGED IN ACTIVISM IN FAR-RIGHT ORGANISATIONS. THEREFORE, THIS EXPLORATORY STUDY FOCUSES ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF GENDER IN THE ONLINE COMMUNICATION OF THE CZECH FEMALE ORGANISATION ANGRY MOTHERS. THE STUDY PROVIDES A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF HOW WOMEN CAN CO-CONSTRUCT THE MANOSPHERE, WHICH IS DEEMED TO BE A FUNDAMENTALLY MISOGYNIST ONLINE SPACE. TO ANSWER MY RESEARCH QUESTIONS: HOW DOES THE ORGANISATION USE VISUAL LANGUAGE TO CONSTRUCT GENDER IN THEIR ONLINE COMMUNICATION? AND WHAT TYPES OF MASCULINITY/FEMININITY ARE PORTRAYED AS SUPERIOR AND WHAT TYPES OF MASCULINITY/FEMININITY ARE PORTRAYED AS SUBORDINATE?, I ANALYSED MATERIAL PUBLISHED ON THE ORGANISATION’S FACEBOOK PAGE USING THE METHOD OF VISUAL ANALYSIS (ROSE, 2016), INFORMED BY CRITICAL DISCOURSE ANALYSIS (CDA) (WODAK &amp; MEYER, 2016). BASED ON THE FINDINGS, I ARGUE THAT THE ACTIVISTS’ VIEWS PRESENTED IN THEIR POLITICAL COMMUNICATION AIM TO PRESERVE A MASCULINIST, PATRIARCHAL STRUCTURAL ORDER IN SOCIETY, DESPITE THEIR SELF-IDENTIFICATION AS PROTECTORS OF WOMEN’S RIGHTS. HOWEVER, THROUGH THEIR DISCURSIVE PRACTICES, THEY SIMULTANEOUSLY PORTRAY WOMEN AS POWERFUL ACTORS IN THEIR TRADITIONAL GENDER ROLES.</p> </abstract>ARTICLE2021-04-03T00:00:00.000+00:00“Making Sense”https://sciendo.com/article/10.7146/tjcp.v7i1.119861<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>THIS ARTICLE ENGAGES WITH THE ACTIVITIES OF THE ALTERNATIVE INTERNATIONAL MEDIA CENTRE FC/MC WHICH WAS ESTABLISHED AND OPERATED DURING THE 2017 G20-SUMMIT IN HAMBURG. RATHER THAN FOLLOWING ESTABLISHED NARRATIVES ON ALTERNATIVE MEDIA OR MOBILISING DISCOURSES ON AESTHETICS OF RESISTANCE IN THE ARTS, THE SPECIFIC OPERATIONAL LOGICS OF AFFECTIVE AND PREEMPTIVE POLITICS OF PERCEPTION DEFINE THE MAIN SCOPE OF DEVELOPING WHAT IS TERMED “ACTIVIST SENSE” AND THE EMERGENCE OF POTENTIAL “AESTHETIC COUNTERPOWERS” AS PART AND PARCEL OF AN AFFECTIVE POLITICS OF PERCEPTION. DRAWING ON THE CONCEPTION OF AFFECT IN SOCIAL MEDIA STUDIES AND ON THE NOTIONS OF FIELD AND INFORMATION IN THE WORKS OF GILBERT SIMONDON, THE FC/ MC WILL BE ANALYSED AS A BUILDING BLOCK IN THE OVERALL INFRASTRUCTURE OF AFFECTIVE RESISTANCE AGAINST DOMINANT AND PLATFORM-BASED NARRATIVES OF VIOLENCE AND THREAT AMPLIFIED BY MAINSTREAM MEDIA. THROUGH A FIELD-BASED CONCEPTION OF AFFECT AND PERCEPTION, THE QUESTION OF “MAKING-SENSE” TAKES ON A PERVASIVE YET POTENTIALLY MORE INCLUSIVE AND ACTIVATING DIMENSION OF FUTURE FORMS OF MEDIA-INFUSED MODES OF RESISTANCE.</p> </abstract>ARTICLE2021-04-03T00:00:00.000+00:00Introductionhttps://sciendo.com/article/10.7146/tjcp.v7i1.119852<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>THIS SPECIAL ISSUE OF CONJUNCTIONS BEARS THE TITLE FEMINISM, GENDER, SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND EVERYDAY RESISTANCE. THIS INTRODUCTION WILL ANALYSE CHOSEN RELATIONS BETWEEN THESE FOUR PHENOMENA, AMONGST OTHERS BY SHOWING HOW FEMINISM AND WOMEN’S MOVEMENTS HAVE MADE A SUBSTANTIAL IMPACT ON DIFFERENT SOCIETIES AND CULTURES ALL OVER THE WORLD AND HAVE INSPIRED THE PROTEST REPERTOIRES AND ANALYTICAL FRAMEWORKS OF BOTH SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND MORE INFORMAL FORMS OF EVERYDAY RESISTANCE. THE INTRODUCTION INTRODUCES, EXPLORES AND LINKS THE INTERSECTIONAL TURN IN FEMINISM, DIFFERENT THEORIES OF EVERYDAY RESISTANCE AND THE ROLE OF CULTURE IN POLITICS AND RESISTANCE. AFTER MAPPING OUT THIS MORE GENERAL THEORETICAL LANDSCAPE OF GENDERED ACTIVISM, THE INTRODUCTION INTRODUCES AND REFLECTS ON A NUMBER OF THE RECURRING THEMES IN THE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THIS SPECIAL ISSUE. THESE THEMES ARE ‘MEDIATISED ACTIVISM’, ‘MOBILISATION OF AFFECT’, ‘ONLINE MISOGYNY AND REACTIONARY MOVEMENTS OF THE FAR RIGHT’, ‘THE BODY AS A POLITICAL SITE’ AND ‘CITIZENSHIP AND THE RIGHTS TO HAVE RIGHTS’. BY SHOWING HOW FEMINISM AND FEMINIST THEORY HAVE DEVELOPED OVER TIME THROUGH DIFFERENT MOVEMENTS, ACTORS AND DIFFERENT FORMS OF ACTIVISM WORKING TO PROMOTE MORE EQUAL POLITICAL, CULTURAL, SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC RIGHTS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL GENDERS, THE INTRODUCTION ALSO RAISES MORE FUNDAMENTAL QUESTIONS ABOUT THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THEORY AND ACTIVISM. AMONGST OTHERS IT SHOWS THAT THE WAY WE DEFINE AND UNDERSTAND POLITICS AND WHAT WE RECOGNISE AND ACKNOWLEDGES AS POLITICS IS IN ITSELF A POLITICAL ACT AND AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE POLITICS OF KNOWLEDGE CONSTRUCTION.</p> </abstract>ARTICLE2021-04-03T00:00:00.000+00:00Everyone Should Be Fatactivists or Fat-Allieshttps://sciendo.com/article/10.7146/tjcp.v7i1.119859<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>FATPHOBIA IS UBIQUITOUS. FATPHOBIA IS A STRUCTURE IN SOCIETY. AND IT AFFECTS THE LIVES OF FAT PEOPLE IN WAYS THAT ARE DAMAGING TO THEIR HEALTH AND CAN CAUSE MAJOR INEQUITIES. THIS ARTICLE MAPS OUT FATPHOBIA AS EVER PRESENT THROUGH THE HISTORY OF WESTERN CULTURE – NO TIME PERIOD EXCEPTIONS – AND IT EXAMINES A VERY IMPORTANT REPORT FROM THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO) CONCERNING THE HEALTH HAZARD AND SOCIAL INEQUITIES CAUSED BY FATPHOBIA. SHAKESPEARE’S FATJOKES AND THE EVER PRESENCE OF SHAPEWEAR AND ALL THE PORTRAITS OF JESUS AS A THIN, WHITE MAN SHOW US 5,000 YEARS OF CULTIVATED FATMISIA. THAT IS WHY WHO HAS WRITTEN A REPORT URGING DOCTORS AND OTHER HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS TO TREAT FAT PATIENTS WITH EMPATHY AND SENSITIVITY LIKE THEY WOULD THIN PATIENTS. IN MAPPING OUT A STRUCTURE THAT DEHUMANISES PEOPLE OF SIZE, I BRING IN A FEW EXAMPLES FROM MY OWN LIFE AS A FAT PERSON AND AS A FATACTIVIST. EXISTING WHILE FAT IN A WORLD THAT HATES FATNESS IS HARD WORK.</p> </abstract>ARTICLE2021-04-03T00:00:00.000+00:00Editorialhttps://sciendo.com/article/10.7146/tjcp.v6i1.117324ARTICLE2021-04-03T00:00:00.000+00:00Book Review: Nico Carpentier, the Discursive-Material Knot: Cyprus in Conflict and Community Media Participation New York: Peter Lang, 2017, 471 Pageshttps://sciendo.com/article/10.7146/tjcp.v6i1.117323ARTICLE2021-04-03T00:00:00.000+00:00The Guilty Feminist Armyhttps://sciendo.com/article/10.7146/tjcp.v6i1.117257<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>IN THIS PAPER, I DISCUSS THE AFFECTIVE POTENTIAL OF LAUGHTER IN THE HUGELY POPULAR COMEDY PODCAST SERIES; THE GUILTY FEMINIST. SPECIFICALLY, I EXPLORE HOW THE SOUNDS OF LAUGHTER – AS DISSEMINATED BY THE PODCAST – CAN LEAD TO EXPLOSIONS OF EMOTION IN THE PUBLIC SPHERE; SETTING THE BODY IN MOTION AND LEADING TO NEW WAYS OF THINKING, FEELING AND BEING. WHILE THESE PUBLIC EXPLOSIONS OF EMOTION CAN BE TRANSGRESSIVE, I POSTULATE THAT THEY CAN ALSO RELIEVE SOME OF THE TENSION CREATED BY THE NEGATIVE AFFECTS SWIRLING AROUND FEMINISM, WHICH, ACCORDING TO AHMED, “IS ALWAYS ASSUMED TO BE BRINGING OTHERS DOWN” (AHMED, 2010:65). USING GUATTARI’S IDEAS ON THE PRODUCTION OF SUBJECTIVATION, I ARGUE THAT THESE EXPLOSIONS CAN INTENSIFY THE EMERGENCE OF A GLOBAL, INTERSECTIONAL FEMINIST COMMUNITY, PROVOKING A CONSIDERATION OF HOW PODCASTS SUCH AS THE GUILTY FEMINIST COULD EXTEND OUR UNDERSTANDING OF THE USE OF TECHNOLOGY AND ONLINE ACTIVISM WITHIN CONTEMPORARY FEMINISMS.</p> </abstract>ARTICLE2021-04-03T00:00:00.000+00:00Exploring the Affective Politics of Political Beautyhttps://sciendo.com/article/10.7146/tjcp.v6i1.117316<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>TO UNDERSTAND THE INTRICATE INTERCONNECTION BETWEEN POLITICS AND AFFECTS, I EXAMINE A PERFORMANCE OF THE BERLIN-BASED ARTIST COLLECTIVE ZENTRUM FÜR POLITISCHE SCHÖNHEIT (CENTER FOR POLITICAL BEAUTY, ZPS), IN WHICH ARTIST ACTIVISTS STAGED A HORSEBACK RIDE TO FASTEN A MANIFESTO OF TEN THESES OF POLITICAL BEAUTY ON THE FAÇADE OF THE GERMAN BUNDESTAG. INTERCONNECTING THEORIES OF POLITICAL DIFFERENCE (MARCHART 2010), WHICH DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN THE ONTOLOGICAL REALM OF ‘THE POLITICAL’ AND ONTIC REALIZATIONS OF ‘POLITICS’, AND POLITICAL THEORIES OF AFFECT, I APPROACH THE AFFECTIVE DIMENSIONS OF POLITICAL DIFFERENCE AS AFFECTIVE POLITICS. BUILDING ON BARGETZ’S (2014) “POLITICAL GRAMMAR OF FEELINGS”, I SITUATE THE PERFORMANCE’S TEMPORARY INSTITUTIONS AND INTERRUPTIONS OF ‘POLITICS’ AND ‘THE POLITICAL’, AS WELL AS ‘FEELING POLITICS’ AND ‘POLITICS OF FEELING’ RESPECTIVELY, AS AFFECTIVE ENCOUNTERS TO EXPERIENCE OR ENACT POLITICAL BEAUTY. POLITICAL BEAUTY, IN AN ANTAGONISTIC FRAMEWORK THAT FOREGROUNDS CONTINGENCY, CONFLICT AND ABSENCE, MOBILIZES AFFECTS AS INHERENTLY AMBIVALENT AND CONTENTIOUS. AS A CHALLENGE TO THE DIAGNOSIS OF AN INEVITABLE POST-POLITICAL CONDITION, I DISCUSS THE POTENTIAL OF POLITICAL BEAUTY AS AFFECTIVE POLITICS TO POTENTIALLY RE-POLITICIZE POLITICS. BORROWING FROM DERRIDA (1994), I CONDUCT A SPECTRAL READING OF ZPS’ TEN THESES AND CARVE OUT THREE ANALYTICAL VIGNETTES – BEAUTY, VITALITY AND LONGING – TO CONCEPTUALIZE POLITICAL BEAUTY AS OSCILLATING BETWEEN THE DESIRE AND HOPE FOR POLITICAL CHANGE, WHICH CAN NEVER BE FULLY SATISFIED, AND A DISMISSAL OF (POLITICAL) UGLINESS AND DEATH. IN THE END, POLITICAL BEAUTY ESCAPES A DEFINITION BECAUSE IT IS, AFTER ALL, NOTHING BUT AN IMPOSSIBLE PROJECT FOR POLITICS AND AFFECTS OF AN UNKNOWN FUTURE.</p> </abstract>ARTICLE2021-04-03T00:00:00.000+00:00Towards a Logic of Encounterhttps://sciendo.com/article/10.7146/tjcp.v6i1.117318<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>SINCE THE EARLY 21ST CENTURY, THERE HAS BEEN A GROWING NUMBER OF ALLIANCES BETWEEN SOCIAL ART AND SO-CALLED INTERNATIONAL ‘DEVELOPMENT’ COOPERATION AND NGO WORK. SCHOLARS MOSTLY DISCUSS SUCH ALLIANCES FROM A PERSPECTIVE THAT EXPECTS ART PROJECTS TO RESULT IN CONCLUSIVE EFFECTS. THIS PAPER ARGUES THAT SUCH AN EFFECT-ORIENTED PERSPECTIVE IS BASED ON A REDUCTIVE NOTION OF ART AND THAT IT FAILS TO NOTICE THE SELF-CRITICAL PRINCIPLES THAT SOCIAL ART CONTRIBUTES TO THE FIELD OF INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION. BASED ON A DETAILED DISCUSSION OF THE CONTINUING PROJECT OFF/LINE: WHAT CAN ART DO IN ZEMO NIKOZI? (SINCE 2016), WHICH INVITES ARTISTS TO WORK IN THE FRAMING OF A LONG-TERM ENGAGEMENT FOR CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION IN THE SHIDA KARTLI REGION OF GEORGIA, THIS PAPER PRESENTS CONCRETE PROCESSES OF SOCIAL ART AND DIFFERENTIATES THEM ACCORDING TO HOW THEY RELATE TO THE IMPLEMENTATION CONTEXT. ON THIS BASIS, THE PAPER CONCEPTUALIZES SOCIAL ART PRACTICES AS PROCESS-ORIENTED SPACES OF ENCOUNTER, AND DRAWS CONCLUSIONS ON A DISCURSIVE LOGIC THAT COMPLEMENTS THE EFFECT-ORIENTED DISCOURSE.</p> </abstract>ARTICLE2021-04-03T00:00:00.000+00:00Equal Access or Empowerment?https://sciendo.com/article/10.7146/tjcp.v6i1.117320<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>THE CONCEPT OF CULTURAL PARTICIPATION IS SELDOM DEFINED IN POLICY BUT CARRIES A POSITIVE CONNOTATION. THE AIM OF THIS ARTICLE IS TO UNDERSTAND HOW PARTICIPATION IS MADE MEANINGFUL BY POLICY STAKEHOLDERS, EXEMPLIFIED BY A SWEDISH MUNICIPALITY, WITH SPECIAL ATTENTION DIRECTED TOWARDS TWO CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS WORKING TO ENHANCE YOUNG PEOPLE’S PARTICIPATION. THE ANALYSIS CONSIDERED LEVELS OF INTEREST IN PARTICIPATION, FROM THE POLICY LEVEL, MANAGERIAL LEVEL AND CIVIL SERVANT LEVEL. THE ANALYSIS FOUND THE MEANING OF PARTICIPATION SHIFTED FROM A FOCUS ON EQUAL ACCESS TO EMPOWERING YOUNG PEOPLE AS A MARGINALISED GROUP, MIRRORING THEORIES OF A SHIFT FROM A CULTURAL DEMOCRATISATION PARADIGM TO A CULTURAL DEMOCRACY PARADIGM IN CULTURAL POLICY. THE CIVIL SERVANTS SHARED AN UNDERSTANDING THAT IT IS POSSIBLE TO DISTRIBUTE POWER FROM ADULTS TO YOUNG PEOPLE, BUT THE OVERLAP OF THE TWO PARADIGMS IN THE GOAL OF ACHIEVING PARTICIPATION RESULTED IN TENSIONS AND PARADOXES REGARDING THE ISSUE OF NEGOTIATING POWER.</p> </abstract>ARTICLE2021-04-03T00:00:00.000+00:00Hillary-Hatinghttps://sciendo.com/article/10.7146/tjcp.v6i1.117317<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>AS A POLITICIAN WHO BECAME FAMOUS FOR BEING ANOTHER POLITICIAN’S WIFE, HILLARY CLINTON HAS LONG BEEN A LIGHTNING ROD FOR AMERICAN FEARS (AND HOPES) ABOUT THE STATE OF GENDER. ALTHOUGH MOST COMMENTATORS AGREE THAT SHE HAS BEEN HATED UBIQUITOUSLY SINCE 1992, SCHOLARSHIP ON HILLARY-HATING ALMOST ALWAYS CONSIDERS IT A MALE IMPULSE. THIS PAPER ASKS WHY RIGHT-WING AMERICAN FEMINISTS HATE HILLARY CLINTON. THE AUTHOR STUDIED “WOMEN FOR TRUMP” FACEBOOK PAGES, FOCUSING ON MEMES THAT PRESENT THE PRO-CHOICE CLINTON AS A MONSTROUS (ANTI-)MOTHER. HATRED OF CLINTON IS NOT PRODUCED BY ‘REASONABLE’ PUBLIC DEBATE, THIS PAPER ARGUES; MORE IMPORTANT ARE THE POTENT AFFECTIVE CHARGES CLINTON’S IMAGE CARRIES. A ‘MEMETIC’ ANALYSIS IS USED TO LOOK AT THE AFFECTIVE OBJECT-NESS OF CLINTON’S IMAGE: WHERE IT TRAVELS, WITH WHAT IMPETUS, AND WHAT RESPONSES IT PROVOKES. AFFECT PLAYS A CRUCIAL ROLE IN BOTH SHARING MEMES ONLINE AND THE WORKINGS OF MISOGYNY AND RACISM IN RIGHT-WING WOMEN’S PURSUIT OF THE AMERICAN DREAM.</p> </abstract>ARTICLE2021-04-03T00:00:00.000+00:00Between Bullshit and Faketualityhttps://sciendo.com/article/10.7146/tjcp.v6i1.117319<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>THIS PAPER EXPLORES THE ANOMALOUS ROLE THAT TODAY’S SOCIAL MEDIA ENVIRONMENTS PLAY IN THE DYNAMICS OF AFFECTIVE AMPLIFICATION THROUGH VIRAL VISUAL CONTENT. AFFECTED BY THE POST 9/11 LOGIC OF MEDIA SECURITIZATION, THE CIRCULATION OF MANIPULATED IMAGES AND INTERNET MEMES HAS CREATED AN ATMOSPHERE OF CONTROVERSIAL SENTIMENTS AND IRRATIONAL FACTS. THE PREVALENT EXPERIENCE OF DISORIENTATION THAT PERPETUATES ITSELF IN THESE RELATIONS FEEDS ON THE EVERYDAY MICRO-ANTICIPATIONS OF CLAIM AND COUNTERCLAIM, MAKING THE DOUBLE BINARY OF FACT AND FICTION, SOURCE AND ADAPTATION IMPOSSIBLE TO SUSTAIN. AGAINST THIS BACKGROUND, THE DISCUSSION WILL FOCUS ON HOW THE VIRAL SPREAD OF ONE PARTICULAR IMAGE DURING THE REFUGEE CRISIS HAS CONTRIBUTED TO THE EMERGENCE OF THE ISSUE OF ‘TERRORIST REFUGEES’. EXPLORING THE INFRASTRUCTURES OF MEDIA ALERT BEHIND THIS ISSUE, I ADDRESS THE RE- AND PREMEDIATING FORCES AT PLAY IN THE CIRCULATION OF THE IMAGE AS FAKETUAL. RATHER THAN RELYING ON THE AVAILABILITY OF VALID SOURCES, NETWORKED FORMATIONS OF FAKETUALITY FEEL TRUE EVEN THEY ARE KNOWN TO BE FABRICATED. I DEVELOP THIS ARGUMENT BY ADAPTING DIGITAL METHODS TO REFLECT ON THE SHIFTS IN CONTROVERSIAL RELATIONS OF RELEVANCE/VISIBILITY AS THEY UNFOLD THROUGH OUR EVERYDAY ENCOUNTERS WITH SEARCH ENGINES, ONLINE NEWS MEDIA, AND SOCIAL PLATFORMS.</p> </abstract>ARTICLE2021-04-03T00:00:00.000+00:00en-us-1