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The Resource Cosmopolitan radicalism : the visual politics of Beirut's global sixties, Zeina Maasri, (electronic resource)

Cosmopolitan radicalism : the visual politics of Beirut's global sixties, Zeina Maasri, (electronic resource)

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Cosmopolitan radicalism : the visual politics of Beirut's global sixties
Title
Cosmopolitan radicalism
Title remainder
the visual politics of Beirut's global sixties
Statement of responsibility
Zeina Maasri
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Exploring the intersections of visual culture, design and politics in Beirut from the late 1950s to the mid-1970s, this compelling interdisciplinary study critically examines a global conjuncture in Lebanon's history, marked by anticolonial struggle and complicated by a Cold War order. Against a celebratory reminiscence of the 'golden years', Beirut's long 1960s is conceived of as a liminal juncture, an anxious time and space when the city held out promises at once politically radical and radically cosmopolitan. Zeina Maasri examines the transnational circuits that animated Arab modernist pursuits, shedding light on key cultural transformations that saw Beirut develop as a Mediterranean site of tourism and leisure, a nexus between modern art and pan-Arab publishing and, through the rise of the Palestinian Resistance, a node in revolutionary anti-imperialism. Drawing on uncharted archives of printed media this book expands the scope of historical analysis of the postcolonial Arab East.--
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Maasri, Zeina
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • The global Middle East
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
Series volume
13
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Art and society
  • Modernism (Art)
  • Cosmopolitanism
  • Design
  • Book design
  • Decolonization in art
  • Visual communication
  • Beirut (Lebanon)
Label
Cosmopolitan radicalism : the visual politics of Beirut's global sixties, Zeina Maasri, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108767736
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Publication
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Beirut in the Global Sixties : Design, Politics and Translocal Visuality - Dislocating the Nation : Mediterraneanscapes in Lebanon's Tourist Promotion - The Hot Third World in the Cultural Cold War : Modernism, Arabic Literary Journals and US Counterinsurgency - The Visual Economy of 'Precious Books' : Publishing, Modern Art and the Design of Arabic Books - Ornament is No Crime : Decolonising the Arabic Page from Cairo to Beirut - Art is in the 'Arab Street': The Palestinian Revolution and Printscapes of Solidarity - Draw Me a Gun : Radical Children's Books in the Trenches of 'Arab Hanoi.'
Control code
CR9781108767736
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 281 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108767736
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1135098344
Label
Cosmopolitan radicalism : the visual politics of Beirut's global sixties, Zeina Maasri, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108767736
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Beirut in the Global Sixties : Design, Politics and Translocal Visuality - Dislocating the Nation : Mediterraneanscapes in Lebanon's Tourist Promotion - The Hot Third World in the Cultural Cold War : Modernism, Arabic Literary Journals and US Counterinsurgency - The Visual Economy of 'Precious Books' : Publishing, Modern Art and the Design of Arabic Books - Ornament is No Crime : Decolonising the Arabic Page from Cairo to Beirut - Art is in the 'Arab Street': The Palestinian Revolution and Printscapes of Solidarity - Draw Me a Gun : Radical Children's Books in the Trenches of 'Arab Hanoi.'
Control code
CR9781108767736
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 281 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108767736
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1135098344

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