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    Differential time and aesthetic form: uneven and combined capitalism in the work of Allan Sekula

    Day, G. and Edwards, Steve (2019) Differential time and aesthetic form: uneven and combined capitalism in the work of Allan Sekula. In: Christie, J. and Degirmencioglu, N. (eds.) Cultures of Uneven and Combined Development: From International Relations to World Literature. Historical Materialism Book Series 180. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill, pp. 253-288. ISBN 9789004384736.

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    An extensive engagement with the photography, film and writing by the artist Allan Sekula. The essay explores Uneven and Combined Development as a way of thinking about contemporary capitalism. While we believe U&CD needs to be reconstructed in the context of three debates in recent Marxist thought, we nevertheless suggest it the theory remains the best point of departure for understanding the modern world as integrated and separated under the rule of the value-form. Drawing on Bakhtin's concept of the chronotope, we argue that Sekula engages the issue at the level of form as a way of drawing the largely invisible processes of globalisation into the light. The essay was presented as talks and keynote addresses in London, Rome and Antwerp.


    Item Type: Book Section
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Allan Sekula, Uneven and Combined Development, chronotope, capitalism, Marxist theory, aesthetic form
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Historical Studies
    Depositing User: Steve Edwards
    Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2018 11:54
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:32


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