Why Stoics Box presents another lively and engaging collection of essays by psychoanalyst and cultural theorist Jeanne Randolph. Often inspired by contemporary Canadian art work, Randolph's investigations into topics as diverse as Barbie?, boxing, surveillance, Joseph Conrad and Marshall McLuhan make for a provocative and entertaining read.The range and eclecticism of Randolph's thinking is reflected in her essay topics, which include: "Unsportsmanlike Conduct: Art and the Technological Ethos", "Hi-Tech Surveillance and Moral Imagination", and "Computing the Human."
About the authors
Jeanne Randolph is one of Canada's foremost cultural theorists. She is the author of the influential book Psychoanalysis & Synchronized Swimming (1991) as well as Symbolization and Its Discontents (1997), Why Stoics Box (2003), and Ethics of Luxury (2007). A practicing psychoanalyst, Dr. Randolph is also known as an engaging lecturer and performance artist. She has spoken on topics ranging from the aesthetics of Barbie to the philosophy of Wittgenstein in universities and galleries across Canada, England, Australia, and Spain.
Bruce Grenville is senior curator at the Vancouver Art Gallery and coordinating curator of this exhibit. He has organized many exhibitions, including Massive Change, a major international show by Bruce Mau Design and the Institute without Boundaries.
Other titles by Jeanne Randolph
My Claustrophobic Happiness
Shopping Cart Pantheism
Christine and Irene Hohenbüchler
All Things Considered - Thoughts about Cities and History, War and Peace
Ethics of Luxury
Materialism and Imagination
Symbolization and Its Discontents
Psychoanalysis and Synchronized Swimming
and Other Writings on Art