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The Administration of Aesthetics : Censorship, Political Criticism and the Public Sphere - Richard Burt

The Administration of Aesthetics

Censorship, Political Criticism and the Public Sphere

By: Richard Burt (Editor)

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The "new" censorship of the arts, some cultural critics say, is just one more item on the "new" Right's agenda, of a piece with attempts to regulate sexuality, curtail female reproductive rights, restrict gays and lesbians, and privatize public institutions. While not contesting this assessment, the writers gathered here expose crucial difficulties in using censorship, old and new, as a tool for cultural criticism. Focusing on historical moments ranging from early-modern Europe to postmodern American, and covering a variety of media from books and paintings to film and photography, their essays seek a deeper understanding of what "censorship", "criticism" and the "public sphere" really mean. Getting rid of the censor, the contributors suggest, does not get rid of the problem of censorship. In varied but complementary ways, their essays view censorship as something more than a negative, unified institutional practice used to repress certain discourses. Instead, the authors contend that censorship actually legitimates discourses - not only by allowing them to circulate, but by joining them in a sort of performance, a staging of oppositions. These essays move discussions of censorship out of the present discourse of diversity into what might be called a discourse of legitimation. In doing so, they open up the possibility of realignments between those who are disenchanted with both stereotypical right-wing criticisms of political critics and aesthetics, and stereotypical left-wing defences. Richard Burt is the author of "Licensed By Authority: Ben Jonson and the Discourses of Censorship".

Introduction: The "New" Censorship
Areopagitica, Censorship, and the Early Modern Public Spherep. 3
Power and Literature: The Terms of the Exchange 1624-42p. 34
Flower Power: Shakespearean Deep Bawdy and the Botanical Perversep. 83
Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Policing the Aesthetic from the Leftp. 106
Ulysses on Trial: Some Supplementary Readingp. 125
Whistler v. Ruskin: The Courts, the Public, and Modern Artp. 149
Freud and the Scene of Censorshipp. 168
Censoring Canons: Transitions and Prospects of Literary Institutions in Czechoslovakiap. 195
"Degenerate 'Art'": Public Aesthetics and the Simulation of Censorship in Postliberal Los Angeles and Berlinp. 216
The Contrast Hurts: Censoring the Ladies Liberty in Performancep. 260
Cyborg America: Policing the Social Sublime in Robocop and Robocop 2p. 289
Reading the Rushdie Affair: "Islam," Cultural Politics, Formp. 307
Conclusion: Political Correctness: The Revenge of the Liberalsp. 340
Contributorsp. 371
Indexp. 375
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ISBN: 9780816623679
ISBN-10: 0816623678
Series: Cultural Politics S.
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 1st September 1994
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.69 x 13.79  x 2.24
Weight (kg): 0.45