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General Information

Name:  Larry Rothfield  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;


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Illinois Connection

Professor Rothfield has taught in Chicago sine 1985.

Biographical and Professional Information

Professor Rothfield is Associate Professor of English at the University of Chicago. He co-found the Cultural Policy Center, which brings together faculty whose research—whether in economics, law, sociology, anthropology, philosophy, political science, public policy, history, art history, or cultural studies—touches on or could help inform policies (regarding copyright regimes, government funding, censorship, heritage preservation, etc.) affecting the arts and humanities.

Published Works

  • Vital Sigs, Princeton University Press , 1994
  • Unsettling 'Sensation': Arts Policy Lessons from the Brooklyn Museum of Art Controversy , Rutgers University Press, 2001
  • The Rape of Mesopotamia: Behind the Looting of the Iraq Museum, University of Chicago Press, 2009

Selected Titles At Your Library

Vital signs :
ISBN: 0691029547. OCLC Number:

Princeton University Press,. Princeton, N.J. :. ©1992.

Unsettling "Sensation" :
ISBN: 0813529352. OCLC Number:

Rutgers University Press,. New Brunswick, N.J. :. c 2001.

Item discusses the controversy surrounding "Sensation : young British artists from the Saatchi collection" when it was shown at the Brooklyn Museum of art, Fall 1999.

The rape of Mesopotamia :
ISBN: 0226729451. OCLC Number:

University of Chicago Press,. Chicago :. 2009.

On April 10, 2003, as the world watched a statue of Saddam Hussein come crashing down in the heart of Baghdad, a mob of looters attacked the Iraq National Museum. Despite the presence of an American tank unit, the pillaging went unchecked, and more than 15,000 artifacts-some of the oldest evidence of human culture-disappeared into the shadowy worldwide market in illicit antiquities. In the five years since that day, the losses have only mounted, with gangs digging up roughly half a million artifacts that had previously been unexcavated; the loss to our shared human heritage is incalculable. Wit.

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