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Socialism, Sex, and the Culture of Aestheticism in Britain, 1880-1914

Ruth Livesey

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263983
eISBN:
9780191734731
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263983.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book brings to life the growth of the socialist movement among men and women artists and writers in late nineteenth-century Britain. For these campaigners, socialism was inseparable from a ... More


Politics of Aesthetics

Mustafa Dikeç

in Space, Politics and Aesthetics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748685974
eISBN:
9781474412490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748685974.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Arendt, Nancy and Rancière all find something politically appealing in Kant’s theory of aesthetic judgement, but appropriate different elements of it. Arendt focuses on ‘common sense’, Nancy on ... More


Introduction: The Gift of Being Disgusted

Jan Bryant

in Artmaking in the Age of Global Capitalism: Visual Practices, Philosophy, Politics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474456944
eISBN:
9781474476867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474456944.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This introductory chapter outlines the book’s theoretical concerns: how the political is thought as a distinction between politics (le politique) and the political (la politique); the need to argue ... More


Judging at the “End of Reasons”: Rethinking the Aesthetic Turn

Linda M. G. Zerilli

in A Democratic Theory of Judgment

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226397849
eISBN:
9780226398037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226398037.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Examines the aesthetic turn in contemporary democratic theory as it bears on the question of judgment. Hume's argument in "Of the Standard of Taste" is examined with an eye to the limitations of a ... More


Conceptions of the Human (Interpersonality II): The Limits of Regret

Sergey Dolgopolski

in Other Others: The Political after the Talmud

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823280186
eISBN:
9780823281640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823280186.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The chapter expands the notion of Talmudic refuting to translate it into a certain structure of personhood in an interpersonal relationship. It stages a conception of personhood, which neither ... More


Politics and the Spatial Imagination

Mustafa Dikeç

in Space, Politics and Aesthetics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748685974
eISBN:
9781474412490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748685974.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter introduces the two notions, ‘space as a mode of political thinking’ and ‘political aesthetic’, that guide the book’s engagement with the works of Arendt, Nancy and Rancière. It argues ... More


Seeing Degree Zero: Barthes/Burgin and Political Aesthetics

Ryan Bishop and Sunil Manghani (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474431415
eISBN:
9781474465229
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474431415.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

In the fields of literature and the visual arts, 'zero degree' represents a neutral aesthetic situated in response to, and outside of, the dominant cultural order. Taking Roland Barthes' 1953 book ... More


Artmaking in the Age of Global Capitalism: Visual Practices, Philosophy, Politics

Jan Bryant

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474456944
eISBN:
9781474476867
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474456944.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

What strategies are visual artists and filmmakers using to criticise the social and economic conditions shaping our particular historical moment? This question is answered by considering the methods ... More


Conclusion

Jan Bryant

in Artmaking in the Age of Global Capitalism: Visual Practices, Philosophy, Politics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474456944
eISBN:
9781474476867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474456944.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

A small selection of works was presented in Part III as examples to show how artists are operating in the contested spaces of the political aesthetic today. Consistent with the historical materialist ... More


Response/Abilities of Seeing

Ryan Bishop and Sunil Manghani (eds)

in Seeing Degree Zero: Barthes/Burgin and Political Aesthetics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474431415
eISBN:
9781474465229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474431415.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

By considering John Cage's re-phrasing of 'responsibility' as 'response-ability', and thus foregrounding political engagement as requiring aesthetic capabilities and sensibilities, alongside Victor ... More


The European Aesthetics of Khedivial Power

Adam Mestyan

in Arab Patriotism: The Ideology and Culture of Power in Late Ottoman Egypt

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691172644
eISBN:
9781400885312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172644.003.0004
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter focuses on the creation of spaces which brought a new political aesthetics—the European political aesthetics. Strikingly different from Muslim patriotism, images of Ismail Pasha as a ... More


History with Biography

Evgeny Dobrenko

in Stalinist Cinema and the Production of History: Museum of the Revolution

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748634453
eISBN:
9780748653607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634453.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter highlights the central role of biographical films in Stalinist cinema. It investigates why Soviet historical films invariably turned into biography, and how they came to occupy the ... More


Delightful Horror

Jason Frank

in The Democratic Sublime: On Aesthetics and Popular Assembly

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190658151
eISBN:
9780190658199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190658151.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization, Political Theory

Edmund Burke remains one of the great theorists of the aesthetic dimensions of political life, and this chapter focuses on his account of the sublime production of political authority. Burke’s theory ... More


Introduction: History Degree Zero

Evgeny Dobrenko

in Stalinist Cinema and the Production of History: Museum of the Revolution

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748634453
eISBN:
9780748653607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634453.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book examines the role of Stalinist cinema in the production of history, and in legitimising Stalinism and producing a new identity of the people of the Soviet Union. It is about how Stalinist ... More


Locative Media Arts and Political Aesthetics

Rowan Wilken

in Cultural Economies of Locative Media

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190234911
eISBN:
9780190234942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190234911.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Computational Linguistics

Chapter 4 explores the vital role that locative media art plays in illuminating tensions associated with contemporary technologically mediated culture, with this art serving as criticism, as an ... More


The Situation of Practice

Victor Burgin

in Seeing Degree Zero: Barthes/Burgin and Political Aesthetics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474431415
eISBN:
9781474465229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474431415.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The Situation of Practice In Writing Degree Zero Roland Barthes addresses the dilemma of the writer who wishes to be free from the grip of bourgeois history as enshrined in language: the doxa of ... More


The Living Image of the People

Jason Frank

in The Democratic Sublime: On Aesthetics and Popular Assembly

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190658151
eISBN:
9780190658199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190658151.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization, Political Theory

The transition from royal to popular sovereignty during the age of democratic revolutions entailed not only the reorganization of institutions of governance and norms of political legitimacy, but ... More


Rousseau’s Silent Assemblies

Jason Frank

in The Democratic Sublime: On Aesthetics and Popular Assembly

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190658151
eISBN:
9780190658199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190658151.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization, Political Theory

This chapter examines the centrality of popular assemblies to Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s theory of popular sovereignty by taking seriously the role they play in “maintaining sovereign authority,” which ... More


Tocqueville’s Religious Terror

Jason Frank

in The Democratic Sublime: On Aesthetics and Popular Assembly

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190658151
eISBN:
9780190658199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190658151.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization, Political Theory

One of the central ironies of Alexis de Tocqueville’s political thought was that the democratic era that promised to bring conscious human agency to an equal mankind, freeing human beings from their ... More


Afterword: Democratic Appearance

Jason Frank

in The Democratic Sublime: On Aesthetics and Popular Assembly

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190658151
eISBN:
9780190658199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190658151.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization, Political Theory

Jacques Rancière’s democratic theory affirms not only an an-archic antifoundationalism, but also an everyday theory of political subjectivization and democratic appearance, through which “the power ... More


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