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Title The aesthetic turn in political thought / edited by Nikolas Kompridis.

Publication Info. New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2014.

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Summary "The growing exploration of political life from an aesthetic perspective has become so prominent that we can now speak of an "aesthetic turn" in political theory. But what does it mean and why an aesthetic turn? This collection of essays aims to answer such questions from a variety of perspectives, to think in a new way about the possibilities and weaknesses of democratic politics. The book first outlines the theoretical motivations and historical conditions that led to the turn to aesthetics. Essays then call attention to the presence of aesthetic themes and arguments in political theory as well as to parallels between theories of aesthetics and politics, revealing how much political theory can gain from making use of aesthetic modes of thought. They demonstrate that much of what is essential to democratic politics can in fact only be disclosed through aesthetic theorizing. A significant contribution to the contemporary debate in political theory, The Aesthetic Turn in Political Thought will appeal to all students interested in the interdisciplinary crossroads of aesthetic and politics"-- Provided by publisher
"Collection of essays that focuses on the influence of aesthetic theories and concepts on political theorizing"-- Provided by publisher
Contents FC; Half title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; List of contributors; Introduction: Turning and returning: The aesthetic turn in political thought Nikolas Kompridis; PART ONE Aesthetic politics, judgment, and worldly things; 1 "Delightful Horror": Edmund Burke and the aesthetics of democratic revolution Jason Frank; 2 "We Feel Our Freedom": Imagination and judgment in the thought of Hannah Arendt Linda M.G. Zerilli; 3 Arendt, aesthetics, and "The Crisis in Culture" Patchen Markell; PART TWO Poetics, theory, and utopian politics.
4 Fanon's decolonial aesthetic Lewis R. Gordon5 Journeys to farther shores: Intersecting movements of poetics, politics, and theory beyond Utopia Lia Haro and Romand Coles; PART THREE Receptivity, re-inscription, affirmation; 6 Recognition and receptivity: Forms of normative response in the lives of the animals we are Nikolas Kompridis; 7 For the love of earthly life: Nietzsche and Winnicott between modernism and naturalism Melissa A. Orlie; 8 "Writing a Name in the Sky": Rancière, Cavell, and the possibility of egalitarian inscription Aletta J. Norval.
PART FOUR Aesthetic "seeing as," politics of the "as if"9 Blankets, screens, and projections: Or, the claim of film Davide Panagia; 10 The aesthetic dimension: Aesthetics, politics, knowledge Jacques Rancière; Index.
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Subject Political science -- Philosophy.
Aesthetics, Modern.
Philosophy: aesthetics.
Political science & theory.
PHILOSOPHY -- Aesthetics.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- General.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- National.
Aesthetics, Modern.
Political science -- Philosophy.
Politisk filosofi.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Kompridis, Nikolas.
Other Form: Print version: Aesthetic turn in political thought 9781441149954 (DLC) 2013042231 (OCoLC)777652875
ISBN 9781441196699 (electronic bk.)
1441196692 (electronic bk.)
9781501302251 (ebk.)