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The politics of perception and the aesthetics of social change, by Jason Miller, (electronic resource)

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The politics of perception and the aesthetics of social change
Title
The politics of perception and the aesthetics of social change
Statement of responsibility
by Jason Miller
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich
  • Arts and society
  • Group identity
  • Art and social action
Label
The politics of perception and the aesthetics of social change, by Jason Miller, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The cultural turn -- Rethinking the claims of culture : "offensiveness" in the Rushdie affair and beyond -- Imagining agency : self-determination and the experience of art -- The aesthetics of recognition -- Imagination and interpretation after the 'end of art'.x
Control code
ssj0002514974
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780231554091
Lccn
2020053879
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0002514974
Label
The politics of perception and the aesthetics of social change, by Jason Miller, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The cultural turn -- Rethinking the claims of culture : "offensiveness" in the Rushdie affair and beyond -- Imagining agency : self-determination and the experience of art -- The aesthetics of recognition -- Imagination and interpretation after the 'end of art'.x
Control code
ssj0002514974
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780231554091
Lccn
2020053879
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0002514974

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