Waiting – A Project in Conversation

Waiting is an inescapable part of life in modern societies. We all wait, albeit differently and for different reasons. What does it mean to wait for a long period of time? How do people narrate their waiting? Waiting is about the senses. If you do not sense it, there is no waiting. We sense waiting in the form of boredom, despair, anxiety and restlessness, but also anticipation and hope. Prolonged waiting is like insomnia – a state of wakefulness, a kind of mood, an emotional state. But it is also about politics; affecting and affected by gender, citizenship, class, and race.

Blending text and images, ethnography, philosophy, poetry, art, and fiction, this book is a collection of works by scholars, visual artists, writers, architects, curators, whose works deal with different forms of waiting, in a broad geographical range and with attention to key aspects such as history, power, class, and coloniality.

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27 January 2021, ca. 190 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-5458-5

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Author(s)
Shahram Khosravi (ed.)
Book title
Waiting – A Project in Conversation
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
ca. 190
Features
kart., Dispersionsbindung, 20 SW-Abbildungen, 27 Farbabbildungen
ISBN
978-3-8376-5458-5
Commodity Group
1753
BIC-Code
JHMC JFC HP
BISAC-Code
SOC002010 SOC022000 PHI000000
THEMA-Code
JHMC JBCC QD
Release date
27 January 2021
Edition
1
Topics
Kultur, Mensch
Readership
Visual Studies, Cultural Studies, Anthropology, Art
Keywords/Tags
Waiting, Art, Visual Culture, Migration, Human, Culture, Cultural Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Philosophical Anthropology, Philosophy of Time

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