1. Research Library

      2. The Research Library is a continually expanding curated selection of exhibition catalogs, artist monographs, art theory, and cultural studies publications as well as works from theory, postcolonial studies, political history, geopolitics, and other fields. Together these materials seek to provide an overview of the key exhibitions, artists, theories, and discourses that made a significant contribution to charting the shifts in contemporary art and intellectual debates from 1989 till today. The physical Library is housed at BAK; an online version of it, complete with a short entry on each publication explaining why the book is relevant to FORMER WEST project research, can be accessed below. Please note that the selection of artist monographs and catalogs of solo exhibitions is not available online at this time. We are happy to receive suggestions for books to include in the Research Library. Please send an e-mail with the book title, publication data, and a short message to info@formerwest.org. If you would like to visit the physical library at BAK in Utrecht, please schedule an appointment (during visiting hours, Wednesday–Saturday 12.00–17.00 hrs, Sunday 13.00–17.00 hrs) by sending an e-mail to info@bak-utrecht.nl.
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      4. Categories:
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        2. Art History
        3. Art Theory
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        5. Exhibitions (Group/Thematic)
        6. Globalization
        7. Post-Colonial Studies/Cultural Studies
        8. Political Science
        9. Political History/Geopolitics
        10. Theory
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        2. Year


        Back in the USSR (What was Communism?)Boris KagarlitskyUniversity of Chicago Press2009GLO


        Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative? Mark FisherO Books2009GLO
        The Consequences of Modernity (1990)Antony GiddensLondon: Polity Press2010GLO
        Capital and Language: From the New Economy to the War Economy Christian MarazziNew York: Semiotext(e)2008GLO


        The Enigma of Capital: And the Crisis of Capitalism David HarveyProfile Books2010GLO
        The End of Capitalism (as We Knew It): A Feminist Critique of Political Economy J.K. Gibson-GrahamUniversity of Minnesota Press2006GLO
        The Economics of Global Turbulence: The Advanced Capitalist Economies from Long Boom to Long Downturn, 1945–2005 Robert BrennerVerso2009GLO


        Five Days that Shook the World: Seattle and Beyond Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey SinclairVerso2000GLO


        Globalization and its Discontents: The Rise of Postmodern Socialisms Roger Burbach, Orlando Nunez and Boris KagarlitskyPluto Press1996GLO
        The Global City (1991) Saskia SassenPrinceton: Princeton University Press2001GLO
        Geopolitics and Geoculture: Essays on the Changing World-System (Studies in Modern Capitalism)Immanuel Maurice WallersteinCambridge University Press1991ATGLO
        Globalization East and WestBryan S. Turner and Habibul Haque KhondkerSAGE Publications2010GLO
        Globalization and its TerrorsTeresa BrennanRoutledge2003GLO
        Globalization. A Very Short IntroductionManfred StegerOxford University Press2009GLO
        Globalization: The Human Consequences (1998)Zygmunt BaumanPolity2009GLO
        The Great Credit CrashMartijn Konigs Verso2010GLO
        Globalization and Its Discontents: Essays on the New Mobility of People and Money Saskia SassenNew York: The New Press1998GLO
        The Globalization of Political Violence: Globalization’s Shadow Richard Devetak and Christopher W. Hughes Routledge2008GLO
        Globalization and Its DiscontentsJoseph StiglitzPenguin2002GLO


        Historical Materialism and GlobalisationMark Rupert and Hazel SmithRoutledge2002GLO


        Limits to Capital (1982) David HarveyLondon: Verso2010GLO
        The Long Twentieth Century: Money, Power and the Origins of our Times Giovanni ArrighiVerso2010GLO


        Modernity at Large: Cultural Dimensions of Globalization (1996) Arjun AppaduraiMinneapolis: University of Minnesota Press2008GLO
        Marxism and World Politics: Contesting Global Capitalism Alexander AnievasRoutledge2010GLO


        Nongovernmental Politics Michel Feher with Gaelle Krikorian, and Yates McKeeNew York: Zone Books2010GLO
        The New Spirit of Capitalism (2005) Luc Boltanski and Eve ChiapelloNew York and London: Verso2007GLO


        Orientalism, Postmodernism and GlobalismBryan S. TurnerRoutledge2004GLO


        A Postcapitalist PoliticsJ.K. Gibson-GrahamUniversity of Minnesota Press2006GLO
        Planet of SlumsMike DavisVerso2007GLO


        The Rise of the Global Imaginary: Political Ideologies from the French Revolution to the Global War on TerrorManfred StegerOxford University Press2009GLO
        The Rise of the Network Society (1996) Manuel CastellsLondon: Blackwell2006GLO


        The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism Naomi Klein Picador2008GLO
        Spaces of Capital. Towards a Critical Geography David HarveyEdinburgh: Edinburgh University Press2001GLO


        Territory, Authority, Rights. From Medieval to Global Assemblages (2006) Saskia SassenPrinceton: Princeton University Press2008GLO


        The Violence of Financial CapitalismChristian MarazziSemiotext(e)2010GLO