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The Aesthetics of Democracy

Eighteenth-Century Literature and Political Economy

Authors: Carson, Craig

  • Fashions a multi-disciplinary discussion of modern democracy, including political philosophy, literary studies, art history, and economic theory
  • Casts new light on traditional views of democratic history by incorporating aesthetics and art
  • Sweeps through the long eighteenth century by discussing the foremost thinkers during this time including Adam Smith, Thomas Paine, and Daniel Defoe
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About this book

This book offers an original and interdisciplinary interpretation of the relation between aesthetics and modern liberal democracy, uniting the fields of art theory with the democratic political philosophy and modern liberal economic theory. The central argument of the books offers an explanation of the theoretical limitations of the contemporary discourse concerning “political art,” while at the same time illustrating historically how the European and American discourse of modern democracy and political economy developed an explicit stance against the conflation of art and politics. Exposing the unstated presuppositions about our modern liberal democracy, Craig Carson opens a new field of inquiry concerning the role of art, media, and televisual “theater” central to modern politics.

About the authors

Craig Carson is Assistant Professor of English at Adelphi University, USA.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Democracy and the War of Images: An Introduction

    Pages 1-33

    Carson, Craig

  • Biopolitics and the Image Obscured

    Pages 35-53

    Carson, Craig

  • The Divided People

    Pages 55-91

    Carson, Craig

  • The Image of Suffering

    Pages 93-113

    Carson, Craig

  • Only the Shape of Men

    Pages 115-146

    Carson, Craig

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eBook $84.99
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Hardcover $109.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-81641-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Aesthetics of Democracy
Book Subtitle
Eighteenth-Century Literature and Political Economy
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-33963-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-33963-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-33962-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-81641-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
V, 170
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