Radical Cosmopolitanism: Beirut in the Global Sixties

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Abstract

This book examines the intersection of visual culture, design and politics in global configurations of modernity. It demonstrates how fluid, yet politically articulated, transnational circuits — formed through the movement of artists/designers, image-objects, political and aesthetic discourses — converged and contended with one another in the context of Beirut, from the late 1950s to the mid-1970s. Caught between two violent moments in Lebanon’s history, Beirut’s “long” 1960s is marked by regional processes of decolonization and complicated by shifting imperial powers in an emerging global Cold War order. Antagonistic relations under formation in this fraught context were not only linked to domestic articulations of class, sect and nation; rather, and crucially, these social relations were politically entangled with transnational circuits of visuality.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherCambridge University Press
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2020

Publication series

NameThe Global Middle East

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Cosmopolitanism
Sixties
Beirut
Discourse
Decolonization
History
Aesthetics
Sect
Artist
Social Relations
Imperial Power
1970s
Modernity
Visual Culture
1950s
Visuality
Articulation
Designer
Cold War
1960s

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Maasri, Z. (Accepted/In press). Radical Cosmopolitanism: Beirut in the Global Sixties. (The Global Middle East). Cambridge University Press.
Maasri, Zeina. / Radical Cosmopolitanism : Beirut in the Global Sixties. Cambridge University Press, 2020. (The Global Middle East).
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