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Dance and Politics INTRODUCTION BY ANDRÉ LEPECKI As a starting point for the panel Dance and Politics, a simple statement of fact: it seems incontrovertible that over the past few years we have been witnessing a recuperation of a quasi-ontological association between art and politics, thanks mainly to the writings of Jacques Rancière and Giorgio Agamben. This associa- tion, derived from the identification of a certain regime of the arts Rancière has called “the aesthetic regime” (Rancière/Corcoran 2010: 173), would promote “partitions of the sensible

Politicizing ethnicity – ethnicizing politics Comparisons and entanglements CHRISTIAN BÜSCHGES When in the course of the year 1990 democratic elections were held for the first time in all republics of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, political parties with nationalist programs prevailed all over the country. The result of this electoral success was that only a year Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Macedonia had all declared their independence, while Serbia and Montenegro joined to form the new Federal Republic of

Inter/National Media Politics Approaches to Postcolonial Studies BARBARA THOMASS INTRODUCTION Shome and Hegde asked how “institutionalized knowledge is […] subject to forces of colonialism, nation, geopolitics, and history” (2002: 251). How are media politics inspired by the claims of modernity? Where are the limits of con- cepts of mainstream media politics? What does the lack of civil society in some of the decolonialized countries mean? Do media politics reflect the elements of dominance and moreover of resistance to how they are developed

Naturally free, politically unfree Voltaire’s Quakers and the modern discourse of human rights INGVILD HAGEN KJØRHOLT A recurring question echoes through the seemingly endless volumes that consti- tute Voltaire’s œuvre: how might freedom materialize in real historical societies? The Enlightenment philosophe repeatedly defined “freedom” as a matter of tol- erance. Tolerance not only ensures individual freedom; as tolerant religious or political authorities do not interfere in the citizens’ thoughts and actions, they encourage a dynamic public sphere

72 Political Action Maps Finding your Way in Demonstrations and Protests Kartographische Aktion Counter-Cartographies as a Tool for Action 73 Social movements often take place in public space: during demon- strations and other political actions people move along streets, paths and sometimes cross-country. Often, when we want to reach places, we are denied entrance. And only rarely do we have the opportunity to protest on familiar terrain close to our homes. Thus, the need for maps focusing on protest becomes obvious. Especially

(work notes) democratic Process referenda Parliamentary Presidential elections segments movements ideologies visual communication in/visibility il/literacy Posters banners flyers form language graPhic styles Pictorial techniques artistic aPProPriations Portrait gallery election symbols statistics design / Political education female rePresentation rose outline logo un/sub/conscious image sPeech (zoom-in) 2 the Politics of rePresentation In the fall of 2011 every remotely accessible surface of Cairo’s public space was hijacked

The Politics of Archives Media, Power, and Identity SAMUEL SIEBER [B]ecause every archive […] is at once institutive and conservative. Revolutionary and traditional.1 In December 1965, the Swiss weekly film newsreel SWN [SCHWEIZER FILMWOCHENSCHAU SFW] featured a peculiar short piece on young Swiss women and men preparing to deploy to development projects all over Africa (no.1192.2). First panning over idyllic impressions of a rural village in Ticino, the Italian-speaking canton in Southern Switzerland, the camera abruptly switches to close

Bürgerrechtsbewegung und Style Politics Es soll im Folgenden die Bürgerrechtsbewegung in Bezug daraufhin untersucht werden, inwiefern Fragen von Style Politics dort eine Rolle spielten. Zudem ist das Nachzeichnen zentraler Elemente der Bürgerrechtsbewegung erforderlich, weil sich die Black-Power-Bewegung explizit von jener in ihren inhaltlichen Po- sitionen und ihrem Auftreten abgrenzte, und dies auch deutliche Unterschiede hinsichtlich der praktizierten Style Politics mit sich brachte. Ich beginne dieses Kapitel mit der Zeit nach dem Zweiten

A Politics of Loss? The Threat of Public Housing in a Johannesburg Suburb Anthropology is about large issues in small places (Eriksen 2001b). In this sense, this chapter is about the agency of a relatively small group of urban dwellers in north-east- ern Johannesburg, yet the story is also about the larger struggles of South Africa and its citizens in coming to terms with changing spatial, cultural and economic differences in the post-apartheid city. The property owners in Linbro Park have been engaged in a struggle against a public housing project, so

A Politics of Proximity? City Building, Enclosure and Expansion in Maputo Cities are “places of thickening connections” (Simone 2004a: 137). Cities throw people together in spaces and by virtue of proximity, by virtue of existing side by side, “they have something to do with each other” (ibid: 137). Colonial urban governments shaped these relations in African cities like Johannesburg and Maputo profoundly so that “Europeans and Africans … had both everything and nothing to do with each other” (ibid: 137). While in Johannesburg apartheid planning often left