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Volume Editors: Tania Ørum and Jesper Olsson
A Cultural History of the Avant-Garde in the Nordic Countries 1950-1975 is the first publication to deal with the postwar avant-garde in the Nordic countries. The essays cover a wide range of avant-garde manifestations in arts and culture: literature, the visual arts, architecture and design, film, radio, television and the performative arts.
It is the first major historical work to consider the Nordic avant-garde in a transnational perspective that includes all the arts and to discuss the role of the avant-garde not only within the aesthetic field but in a broader cultural and political context: The cultural politics, institutions and new cultural geographies after World War II, new technologies and media, performative strategies, interventions into everyday life and tensions between market and counterculture.

somewhat peculiar belief in democratization, he could not accept this bourgeois interpretation of the purpose of history. 20 Tocqueville’s musings on the relation between history writing and political culture also point towards a new differentiation within academic disciplines during the nineteenth

In: Transatlantic Revolutionary Cultures, 1789-1861

introduced paid holidays to workers; 56 cheap tickets to the South encouraged a new breed of domestic and foreign visitors; the democratization of the Riviera had truly taken place. In The Thinking Reed West intimates that the chaos of a market collapse (realized in her lifetime) stems from social

In: Women Writing on the French Riviera
Author: Mischa Honeck

democratize revolutions in ways that official politics could not, fashion occupied a liminal space between consumers making clever choices of embellishment and people forming their identities as men, women, and citizens. Because of this, fashion’s capacity to disrupt conventions of power and status was always

In: Transatlantic Revolutionary Cultures, 1789-1861