Popular culture is key for what social scientists call the “politics of difference”. This has been the focus of projects in our Department over the past few years, sponsored by the UWC research funds, the National Research Foundation of South Africa (NRF) and the South Africa-Netherlands Programme for Alternatives in Development (SANPAD).
Get this from a library! On racism: essays on Black popular culture, African American politics, and the new Black aesthetics. (Earnest N Bracey) -- From a profile of W.E.B. Du Bois to an appreciation of Dr. Seuss's The Sneetches, Bracey (political science and history, Hampton U.) reflects on race in America in a series of ten unconnected but.
Thomas Mermell argues that there were lines between aesthetics and politics in the Spanish phalangist culture, and that the philosophical and cultural essay became the primary vehicle for ideas in Spanish culture after the Civil War (1936-39).This essay will howev er suggest that taking. the apparently dehistoricised notions of politics and aesthetics,. two terms and of the meaning of the notions of aesthetics and politics. Each.He is the author of Badlands of the Republic: Space, Politics and Urban Policy (2007, Blackwell), and co-editor of Extending Hospitality: Giving Space, Taking Time (2009, Edinburgh University Press). He is currently working on a book on urban revolts, Urban Rage (Yale University Press), and completing a research project on the politics of time in nineteenth-century Paris.
About Aesthetics and Politics. No other country and no other period has produced a tradition of major aesthetic debate to compare with that which unfolded in German culture from the 1930s to the 1950s.
Bashing cultural studies is a popular pastime. While critics often dismiss the field as mere fashion, nowadays it is attacks on cultural studies that are highly fashionable. But which cultural studies? I have a hunch that ''cultural.
Essay 4Montaigne was an influential man in his time. He had a castle but the most important part to him was his library. He thought it was important to read and therefore had an admirable collection of texts.
Abstract The popular arts and mass culture represent our environment. The flood of their products reduces high art to minority status. This situation leads us to reconsider the privileged status of high art and the role of aesthetics as its theory, which is my main focus here.
This chapter turns to the symbolic forms that the media circulate and to the debates over language, culture, and evaluation that these forms raise. A critique is raised of the narrow view of language and the now largely incoherent concept of culture that has dominated recent work in the humanities and social sciences and which underpins an extreme social constructivist and relativist approach.
Moving beyond the boundaries of race, gender, and class, Cultural Politics examines the political ramifications of global cultural productions across artistic and academic disciplines. The journal explores precisely what is cultural about politics and what is political about culture by bringing together text and visual art that offer diverse modes of engagement with theory, cultural production.
Jeff Chang argues that the “aesthetics of multiculturalism transformed American and global popular culture,” continuing to say that the battles waged in the art world and beyond were “less celebrated, but the victories of the multiculturalism movement here were far more decisive.” 1 The notion of multiculturalism, as an issue inflaming the culture wars, has taken several turns over the.
Political culture, a set of shared views and normative judgments held by a population regarding its political system. The building blocks of political culture include the beliefs, opinions, and emotions of the citizens toward their form of government. Learn more about the components of political culture.
Aesthetics, the philosophical study of beauty and taste. It is closely related to the philosophy of art, which treats the nature of art and the concepts in terms of which works of art are interpreted and evaluated. This article addresses the nature of modern aesthetics and its underlying principles and concerns.
Higgins, Kathleen and Joel Rudinow (eds.), 1999, Special Issue: Aesthetics and Popular Culture. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 57(2). Higgins, Kathleen, Shakti Maira, and Sonia Sikka (eds.), 2017, Special Issue: Aesthetics and Popular Culture. Artistic Visions and the Promise of Beauty: Cross-Cultural Perspectives, New York: Springer.
Politics and Aesthetics in Architecture. An essay on how power affected architecture. Taking example from people in power or dictators (eg how Hitler used his buildings to show his power and authority).