First textbook published by Stockholm University Press: Performativitet. Teoretiska tillämpningar i konstvetenskap. Edited by Malin Hedlin Hayden and Mårten Snickare

Stokholm University Press is proud of publishing its first textbook, addressed to students of Art History.

Performativitet. Teoretiska tillämpningar i konstvetenskap (In English: Performativity. Theoretical Applications in Art History). The book is written in Swedish.

What does performativity signify? And what does it mean to speak of something as being performative?

Aiming to clarify and critically highlight an important but sometimes elusive concept, this book consists of five chapters, each addressing a concrete situation of interpretation.

By highlighting artworks and images from different historical periods and contexts, the authors show how performativity might be a versatile and useful concept for interpretations of images. The purpose is to convey the critical potential of the concept as it is activated in relation to different objects of study.

Ways and possibilities of the practical use of performativity

This textbook is primarily addressed to students of Art History but also to all those who take an interest in questions of visuality and visual practices. It offers not only a theoretical understanding of the concept, it strives to point out ways and possibilities of the practical use of performativity.

The editors of the book

The editors, Malin Hedlin Hayden and Mårten Snickare, are professors of Art History at the Department of Culture and Aesthetics, Stockholm University.

Basic Readings in Culture and Aesthetics

This book constitutes the first volume of Theoretical Applications in Art History, which forms part of the series Basic Readings in Culture and Aesthetics (BaRCA).

How to access this book

At the Stockholm University Press website you can download an ePub or pdf-file that allows you to read the book online or access it on multiple devices. You may also also order a print copy of the book through the website.

About the publisher Stockholm University Press

Stockholm University Press (SUP) is an open access publisher of peer-reviewed academic journals and books. We aim to make journals and books affordable, and to give them the widest possible dissemination, so that researchers around the world can find and access the information they need without barriers.


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