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The Resource Anti-book : on the art and politics of radical publishing, Nicholas Thoburn

Anti-book : on the art and politics of radical publishing, Nicholas Thoburn

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Anti-book : on the art and politics of radical publishing
Title
Anti-book
Title remainder
on the art and politics of radical publishing
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas Thoburn
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"No, Anti-Book is not a book about books. Not exactly. And yet it is a must for anyone interested in the future of the book. Presenting what he terms "a communism of textual matter," Nicholas Thoburn explores the encounter between political thought and experimental writing and publishing, shifting the politics of text from an exclusive concern with content and meaning to the media forms and social relations by which text is produced and consumed. Taking a "post-digital" approach in considering a wide array of textual media forms, Thoburn invites us to challenge the commodity form of books--to stop imagining books as transcendent intellectual, moral, and aesthetic goods unsullied by commerce. His critique is, instead, one immersed in the many materialities of text. Anti-Book engages with an array of writing and publishing projects, including Antonin Artaud's paper gris-gris and Valerie Solanas's SCUM Manifesto, Guy Debord's sandpaper-bound Memoires, the collective novelist Wu Ming, and the digital/print hybrid of Mute magazine. Empirically grounded, it is also a major achievement in expressing a political philosophy of writing and publishing, where the materiality of text is interlaced with conceptual production. Each chapter investigates a different form of textual media in concert with a particular concept: the small-press pamphlet as "communist object," the magazine as "diagrammatic publishing," political books in the modes of "root" and "rhizome," the "multiple single" of anonymous authorship, and myth as "unidentified narrative object." An absorbingly written contribution to contemporary media theory in all its manifestations, Anti-Book will enrich current debates about radical publishing, artists' books and other new genre and media forms in alternative media, art publishing, media studies, cultural studies, critical theory, and social and political theory"--
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1970-
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Thoburn, Nicholas
Dewey number
070.5
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Z278
LC item number
.T48 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
A cultural critique book
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Publishers and publishing
  • Electronic publishing
  • Self-publishing
  • Authorship
  • Pamphlets
  • Communist literature
  • Periodicals
  • Politics and literature
  • Digital media
  • Alternative mass media
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Books & Reading
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Semiotics & Theory
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies
Label
Anti-book : on the art and politics of radical publishing, Nicholas Thoburn
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-359) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
One manifesto less: material text and the anti-book -- Communist objects and small press pamphlets -- Root, fascicle, rhizome: forms and passions of the political book -- What matter who's speaking? The politics of anonymous authorship -- Proud to be flesh: diagrammatic publishing in Mute Magazine -- Unidentified narrative objects: Wu Ming's political mythopoesi
Control code
ocn951157916
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvi, 372 pages
Isbn
9780816621965
Lccn
2016003058
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)951157916
Label
Anti-book : on the art and politics of radical publishing, Nicholas Thoburn
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-359) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
One manifesto less: material text and the anti-book -- Communist objects and small press pamphlets -- Root, fascicle, rhizome: forms and passions of the political book -- What matter who's speaking? The politics of anonymous authorship -- Proud to be flesh: diagrammatic publishing in Mute Magazine -- Unidentified narrative objects: Wu Ming's political mythopoesi
Control code
ocn951157916
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvi, 372 pages
Isbn
9780816621965
Lccn
2016003058
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)951157916

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