aesthetics

Gayatri Spivak on An Aesthetic Education in the Era of Globalization Gayatri Spivak on An Aesthetic Education in the Era of Globalization

I don’t believe literature as such can open doors. I believe that literary reading is something that needs to be taught. And I believe that in the past, in different kinds of polities, cultural instruction of this sort perhaps was given not necessarily only through the university. But today, if it is taught as such,…

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Marxist aesthetics | Wikipedia audio article Marxist aesthetics | Wikipedia audio article

Marxist aesthetics is a theory of aesthetics based on, or derived from, the theories of Karl Marx. It involves a dialectical and materialist, or dialectical materialist, approach to the application of Marxism to the cultural sphere, specifically areas related to taste such as art, beauty, etc. Marxists believe that economic and social conditions, and especially…

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17. The Frankfurt School of Critical Theory 17. The Frankfurt School of Critical Theory

Prof: As we get into social perspectives on literature and art, you may ask yourself out of idle curiosity, or perhaps even peevishly, “Why Marx? Why so much Marx? Why is it Marx who seems to stand behind the idea that the social criticism of art is the best and most relevant way to approach…

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