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Title Aesthetics in a multicultural age / edited by Emory Elliott, Louis Freitas Caton, Jeffrey Rhyne.
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.

Series OUP E-Books.
Subject Aesthetics, American -- Congresses.
Aesthetics, Modern -- 20th century -- Congresses.
Cultural pluralism -- United States -- Congresses.
Alt Name Elliott, Emory, 1942-2009.
Caton, Louis Freitas.
Rhyne, Jeffrey.
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 299 pages) : illustrations
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Note Papers from conference entitled "Aesthetics and Difference", held October 22-24, 1998 by the Center for Ideas and Society at the University of California, Riverside.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Can our values be objective? On ethics, aesthetics, and progressive politics / Satya P. Mohanty -- The pragmatics of the aesthetic / Giles Gunn -- Aesthetics and cultural studies / Winfried Fluck -- The resistance to cultural studies / John Carlos Rowe -- Desegregating American literary studies / Shelley Fisher Fishkin -- Difference and disciplinarity / Robyn Wiegman -- Doing justice to C.L.R. James's Mariners, renegades and castaways / Donald E. Pease -- Mumbo jumbo, theory, and the aesthetics of wholeness / Johnnella E. Butler -- Aesthetics again? The pleasures and the dangers / Paul Lauter -- "Every man knows where and how beauty gives him pleasure": beauty discourse and the logic of aesthetics / Amelia Jones -- The aesthetics of wounding: trauma, self-representation, and the critical voice / Kathleen McHugh -- Beautiful identities: when history turns state's evidence / Chon A. Noriega -- Toward a pluralist aesthetics / Heinz Ickstadt.
Note Print version record.
Summary The essays collected in this volume examine the multidisciplinary and multicultural nature of the subject of aesthetics. The contributed articles address the vexed relation of the arts and criticism to contemporary social, political, and cultural issues of ethnicity, race, class, and gender in the United States today. These essays aim to resolve some of the issues of the so-called "culture wars" by bridging the gap that has existed for two decades between scholars and critics who generally hold conflicting views of the purposes of art and criticism. Accordingly, this volume provides a serious assessment of aesthetic theory and practices within the arts and letters of our multicultural society.
ISBN 1423745787 (electronic bk.)
9781423745785 (electronic bk.)
9780195146332 (pbk.)
0195146336 (pbk.)
OCLC # 62868208
Additional Format Print version: Aesthetics in a multicultural age. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002 0195146328 0195146336 (DLC) 2001021316 (OCoLC)46422078.

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