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Everyday Representations of War in Late Modernity

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Analyses the ways in which the war industry makes war everyday and how this is reflected in visual art

  • Compares East-Central European representations of war with the relevant Western European contexts

  • Rethinks the legacies of the unfinished war in modern societies

Part of the book series: Identities and Modernities in Europe (IME)

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Table of contents (9 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    • Nerijus Milerius, Agnė Narušytė, Violeta Davoliūtė, Lukas Brašiškis
    Pages 1-10
  3. Cold War Cinema and the Traumatic Turn in Europe

    • Nerijus Milerius, Agnė Narušytė, Violeta Davoliūtė, Lukas Brašiškis
    Pages 11-36
  4. The Holocaust and Screen Memories of the Soviet and Post-Soviet Cinema

    • Nerijus Milerius, Agnė Narušytė, Violeta Davoliūtė, Lukas Brašiškis
    Pages 37-74
  5. The Conflict of Photographic and Cinematographic Representations of War in Soviet Lithuania

    • Nerijus Milerius, Agnė Narušytė, Violeta Davoliūtė, Lukas Brašiškis
    Pages 75-111
  6. The Architecture of Lingering War in Everyday Life: Photography and the Double Time of Military Apparatus

    • Nerijus Milerius, Agnė Narušytė, Violeta Davoliūtė, Lukas Brašiškis
    Pages 113-148
  7. The Erasure of War Crimes and their Visualisation in Post-Soviet Eastern European Cinema

    • Nerijus Milerius, Agnė Narušytė, Violeta Davoliūtė, Lukas Brašiškis
    Pages 149-185
  8. Vision Machine and Modern Warfare: Visualising Invisible Powers of Images in Harun Farocki and Hito Steyerl’s Films

    • Nerijus Milerius, Agnė Narušytė, Violeta Davoliūtė, Lukas Brašiškis
    Pages 219-238
  9. From Sites of Atrocities to Films of Death and Vice Versa

    • Nerijus Milerius, Agnė Narušytė, Violeta Davoliūtė, Lukas Brašiškis
    Pages 239-279
  10. Back Matter

    Pages 281-284

About this book

This book analyses photographic and cinematographic representations of war and its memorialisation rituals in the period of late modernity from the perspectives of cultural sociology, philosophy, art theory and film studies. It reveals how the experience of war trauma takes root in everydayness and shows how artists try to question the ‘normality’ of the everyday, to actualise the memory of war trauma, to rethink the contrasting experiences of the time of war and everydayness, and to oppose the imposed historical narratives. The new representations are analysed by developing theories of war as a ‘magic spectacle’, also by using such concepts as spectres, triumph and trauma, collective social catastrophes, forensic architecture and others.

Nerijus Milerius, Professor at the Institute of Philosophy, Vilnius University, Lithuania

Agnė Narušytė, Professor at Vilnius Academy of Arts, Lithuania

Violeta Davoliūtė, Professor at Vilnius University, Institute of International Relations and Political Science, Lithuania

Lukas Brašiškis, Adjunct Professor and Associate Curator for e-flux, Video & Film, NYU and CUNY, New York, USA

Keywords

  • visual culture
  • war trauma
  • visual arts
  • sociology of the arts
  • Cold War
  • Soviet era
  • national identity

Authors and Affiliations

  • Institute of Philosophy, Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania

    Nerijus Milerius

  • Vilnius Academy of Arts, Vilnius, Lithuania

    Agnė Narušytė

  • Institute of IR and Political Science, Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania

    Violeta Davoliūtė

  • New York University, New York, USA

    Lukas Brašiškis

About the authors

Nerijus Milerius, Professor at the Institute of Philosophy, Vilnius University, Lithuania

Agnė Narušytė, Professor at Vilnius Academy of Arts, Lithuania

Violeta Davoliūtė, Professor at Vilnius University, Institute of International Relations and Political Science, Lithuania

Lukas Brašiškis, Adjunct Professor and Associate Curator for e-flux, Video & Film, NYU and CUNY, New York, USA

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-031-07135-5
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 149.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)