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By Nancy S. Love, Mark Mattern

Demonstrates how activists and others use artwork and pop culture to attempt for a extra democratic future.

Doing Democracy examines the potential for the humanities and pop culture to increase and deepen the event of democracy. Its members tackle using images, cartooning, memorials, monuments, poetry, literature, song, theater, fairs, and parades to open political areas, wake up serious realization, interact marginalized teams in political activism, and create new, extra democratic societies. This quantity demonstrates how usual humans use the artistic and visionary capability of the humanities and pop culture to form substitute futures. it truly is exact in its insistence that democratic theorists and activists should still recognize and hire affective in addition to rational schools within the ongoing fight for democracy.

“Nancy S. Love and Mark Mattern have accrued a prime set of stories that remove darkness from the intersection among artwork and politics within the modern period. The textual content demonstrates how activist artwork and cultural politics can advertise democratic politics and the way democracy is enriched and enlivened via activist artwork tasks. This ebook may still curiosity every body eager about the destiny of artwork and democracy within the modern period and the way they could aid nourish every one other.” — Douglas Kellner, writer of Media Spectacle and revolt, 2011: From the Arab Uprisings to Occupy Everywhere

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Eagleton, Terry. The Ideology of the Aesthetic. New York: Basil Blackwell, 1990. Engh, Barbara. ” In Musicology and Difference: Gender and Sexuality in Music Scholarship, edited by Ruth A. Solie, 66–82. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993. Fischlin, Daniel. ” In Rebel Musics: Human Rights, Resistant Sounds, and the Politics of Music Making, edited by Daniel Fischlin and Ajay Heble, 10–43. Montreal: Black Rose Books, 2003. Foucault, Michel. The Order of Things: An Archaeology of the Human Sciences.

Brook Printers, 1796. ———. Second Treatise of Government. In Two Treatises of Government, edited by Peter Laslett. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1960. Love, Nancy S. Musical Democracy. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2006. Marcuse, Herbert. The Aesthetic Dimension: Toward a Critique of Marxist Aesthetics. Boston: Beacon Press, 1978. Mattern, Mark. Acting in Concert: Music, Community, and Political Action. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1998. McLuhan, Marshall. Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man.

41. Crispin Sartwell, Political Aesthetics (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2010). 42. See, for example, Nancy S. Love, Musical Democracy (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2006); Mark Mattern, Acting in Concert: Music, Community, and Political Action (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1998). 43. Two recent works bring aesthetic insights to international politics: Roland Bleiker, Aesthetics and World Politics (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009) and Brent J. Steele, Defacing Power: The Aesthetics of Insecurity in Global Politics (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2010).

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