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Dada 1916 in Theory
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Dada 1916 in Theory: Practices of Critical Resistance

Dafydd Jones

Abstract

Dada formed in 1916 in a world of rational appearances that belied a raging confusion – in the middle of the First World War, in the neutral centre of a warring continent, at the core of Western art. This book sets out new coordinates in revision of a formation that art history routinely exhausts by its characterisation as a ‘revolutionary movement’ of anarchic cultural dissent, in order to contest perpetuated assumptions that underlie the popular myths of Dada. Dada is difficult, and the response to Dada is not easy. What emerge from the theoretical readings developed here are profoundly rati ... More

Keywords: Dada, subjectivity, language, critical resistance, Deleuze, schizoanalysis, Nietzsche, cultural politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781781380208
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781781380208.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dafydd Jones, author
Cardiff School of Art