The New Politics of the Handmade

The New Politics of the Handmade Craft, Art and Design

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Contemporary craft, art and design are inseparable from the flows of production and consumption under global capitalism. The New Politics of the Handmade features twenty-three voices who critically rethink the handmade in this dramatically shifting economy. The authors examine craft within the conditions of extreme material and economic disparity; a renewed focus on labour and materiality in contemporary art and museums; the political dimensions of craftivism, neoliberalism, and state power; efforts toward urban renewal and sustainability; the use of digital technologies; and craft's connections to race, cultural identity and sovereignty in texts that criss-cross five continents. They claim contemporary craft as a dynamic critical position for understanding the most immediate political and aesthetic issues of our time.

Book information

ISBN: 9781784538248
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (UK)
Imprint: Bloomsbury Visual Arts
Pub date:
DEWEY: 745.5
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 9825
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 536g
Height: 156mm
Width: 233mm
Spine width: 15mm