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Re-Use-The Art and Politics of Integration and Anxiety

Re-Use-The Art and Politics of Integration and Anxiety

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January 2012 | 360 pages | SAGE India
Presented here is a novel approach to understanding the relationship between the past and the present using the unique concept of re-use, wherein elements from the past are strategically adapted into the present, and thus become part of a new modernity. The book uses this method as a heuristic tool for analysing and interpreting cultural and political changes and the transnational flow of ideas, concepts and objects. The chapters apply this concept to South Asia but the concept of re-use and the method of its application are both general and amenable to cross-cultural and comparative analysis.

Re-use is a collection of well-researched and lucidly written scholarly articles that apply the concept of re-use to different aspects of cultural, political and material life-from art, architecture and jewellery to religion, statesmen and legislatures. By not treating artistic, political, religious and cultural developments as linear evolutions, this book encourages readers to understand them as a continuous modification of the past and a periodic return to earlier forms.

Beautifully illustrated with exquisite images, and containing a scholarly bibliography pointing in the direction of hitherto unexplored terrain, this new text will be a source of inspiration to the specialist and a source of delight to the general reader.

Art and Politics: The Dialectics of Duality, Affinity and Confluence Julia A B Hegewald and Subrata K Mitra
Towards a Theory of Re-Use: Desecration, Retro and Fake Versus Improvement, Innovation and Integration Julia A B Hegewald
The Past in the Present: Temple Conversions in Karnataka and Appropriation and Re-Use in Orissa Julia A B Hegewald and Subrata K Mitra
Chola and Neo-Chola Temple Architecture in and around Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu George Michell
Indian Jewellery and Nineteenth-Century Britain: Evolving Patterns of Re-Use Nick Barnard
Re-use in the Yakshagana Theatre of Coastal Karnataka Katrin Binder
Indian Painting at the Beginning of the 20th Century: Modernism and Re-Use of Ancient Pictorial Traditions Tiziana Lorenzetti
Politics of Art and the Art of Politics: Re-Use of 'Tribal' Arts and Artefacts in Modern Orissa Prasanna K Nayak
Another Form of Re-Use? Institutional Continuity and 'Indigenisation' of Westminster Parliamentarism and Western Party Politics in Post-Colonial India Clemens Spiess
Myth, Idea, Dream and Vision: Nehru's Discovery of India Jivanta Schöttli
Use and Re-Use of 'Pakistan' in the Indian Muslim Press (1932-1947) Thierry DiCostanzo
Buddhism and Collective Emancipation in Modern India: A Sociological Investigation of B R Ambedkar's Re-Use of Buddha's Dharma in the Dalit Movement Edward A Rodrigues
'The Jain Way of Life': Modern Re-Use and Re-Interpretation of Ancient Jain Concepts Sabine Scholz
Icons, Nations and Re-Use: Marianne, France and Bharat Mata, India Subrata K Mitra and Lion König

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Julia A. B. Hegewald

Julia A B Hegewald is Professor and Head of Department of Asian and Islamic Art History, in the Institute for Oriental and Asian Studies (IOA) at the University of Bonn, Germany. She is Director of the Emmy Noether Research Project on Jainism in Karnataka, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). She has been a Reader in Art History and Visual Studies at the University of Manchester (2007–10), a postdoctoral Fellow at the South Asia Institute at Heidelberg University (2005–07) and a Research Fellow at University College Oxford (1998–2005). She graduated from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London,... More About Author

Subrata K. Mitra

Subrata K Mitra was trained as a political scientist at the University of Delhi and Jawaharlal Nehru University, both in India, as well as at the University of Rochester, New York, USA. He is currently Professor and Head, Department of Political Science at the South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University and was the coordinator, Area A (Governance and Administration), Cluster of Excellence—Asia and Europe in a Global Context: Shifting Asymmetries in Cultural Flows (2008–2010). His publications include The Puzzle of India’s Governance: Culture, Context and Comparative Theory (2005) and When Rebels become Stakeholders (2009). He is the... More About Author

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ISBN: 9788132106555