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Politics and Aesthetics in the Arts : Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and the Arts - Salim Kemal

Politics and Aesthetics in the Arts

Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and the Arts

By: Salim Kemal (Editor), Ivan Gaskell (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 13th March 2000
ISBN: 9780521454186
Number Of Pages: 282

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This volume brings together new essays from distinguished scholars in a variety of disciplines - philosophy, history, literary studies, art history - to explore various ways in which aesthetics, politics and the arts interact with one another. Politics is an elastic concept, covering an oceanic breadth of mechanisms for conducting relations between empowered groups, and these essays offer a range of perspectives, including nations, classes, and gendered subjects, which examine the imbrication of politics with arts. Together they demonstrate the need to counteract the reductionist view of the relationship between politics and the arts which prevails in different ways in both philosophy and critical theory, and suggest that the irreducibility of the aesthetic must prompt us to reconceive the political as it relates to human cultural activity.

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ISBN: 9780521454186
ISBN-10: 0521454182
Series: Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and the Arts
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 282
Published: 13th March 2000
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.55