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The politics of perception and the aesthetics of social change

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The politics of perception and the aesthetics of social change
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The politics of perception and the aesthetics of social change
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eng
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In both politics and art in recent decades, there has been a dramatic shift in emphasis on representation of identity. Liberal ideals of universality and individuality have given way to a concern with the visibility and recognition of underrepresented groups. Modernist and postmodernist celebrations of disruption and subversion have been challenged by the view that representation is integral to social change. Despite this convergence, neither political nor aesthetic theory has given much attention to the increasingly central role of art in debates and struggles over cultural identity in the public sphere. Connecting Hegelian aesthetics with contemporary cultural politics, Jason Miller argues that both the aesthetic and political value of art are found in the reflexive self-awareness that artistic representation enables. The significance of art in modern life is that it shows us both the particular element in humanity as well as the human element in particularity. Just as Hegel asks us to acknowledge how different historical and cultural contexts produce radically different experiences of art, identity-based art calls on its audiences to situate themselves in relation to perspectives and experiences potentially quite remote-or even inaccessible-from their own. Miller offers a timely response to questions such as: How does contemporary art's politics of perception contest liberal notions of deliberative politics? How does the cultural identity of the artist relate to the representations of cultural identity in their work? How do we understand and evaluate identity-based art aesthetically? Discussing a wide range of works of art and popular culture-from Antigone to Do the Right Thing and The Wire-this book develops a new conceptual framework for understanding the representation of cultural identity that affirms art's capacity to effect social change
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Miller, Jason M.
Dewey number
701/.03
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich
  • Arts and society
  • Group identity
  • Art and social action
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adult
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The politics of perception and the aesthetics of social change
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online resource
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
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MWT14467054
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1 online resource.
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9780231554091
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia.
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  • c
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MWT14467054
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remote
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14467054
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The politics of perception and the aesthetics of social change
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT14467054
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780231554091
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT14467054
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
14467054
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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