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Music and the City
Musical Cultures and Urban Societies in the Southern Netherlands and Beyond, c.1650–1800
This book contributes to a more effective understanding of music in late seventeenth- and eighteenth-century urban societies in the southern Netherlands and beyond.



The Fleeting Promise of Art
Adorno's Aesthetic Theory Revisited
Peter Uwe Hohendahl
Peter Uwe Hohendahl reexamines Adorno’s writings on aesthetics in light of the unexpected return of the aesthetic to today’s cultural debates.



The Covert Sphere
Secrecy, Fiction, and the National Security State
Timothy Melley
Examining how since 1947 a regime of psychological operations and covert action has made the conflation of reality and fiction a central feature of both U.S. foreign policy and American culture.



Magic Lantern Empire
Colonialism and Society in Germany
John Phillip Short
Examines German colonialism as a mass cultural and political phenomenon unfolding at the center of a nascent, conflicted German modernity.



Balkan Smoke
Tobacco and the Making of Modern Bulgaria
Mary C. Neuburger
In writing the life of tobacco in Bulgaria from the late Ottoman period through the years of Communist rule, Neuburger gives us much more than the cultural history of a commodity; she provides a fresh perspective on the genesis of modern Bulgaria itself.



Minor Photography
Connecting Deleuze and Guattari to Photography Theory



Memory, Metaphor, and Aby Warburg's Atlas of Images
Christopher D. Johnson
Christopher D. Johnson traces several thematic sequences in the panels of Aby Warburg's encyclopedic Mnemosyne (Atlas of Images), begun in earnest in 1927, and left unfinished at the time of Warburg's death in 1929.



(Dis)embodying Myths in Ancien Régime Opera
Multidisciplinary Perspectives
Will appeal to all music, literature, and art lovers seeking to deepen their knowledge of an increasingly popular repertoire.



Empire of Dogs
Canines, Japan, and the Making of the Modern Imperial World
Aaron Herald Skabelund



The Total Work of Art in European Modernism
David Roberts
Situating the Gesamtkunstwerk at the heart of European modernism.



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