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Aesthetics and Its Discontents - Ranciere, Jacques
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Only yesterday aesthetics stood accused of concealing cultural games of social distinction. Now it is considered a parasitic discourse from which artistic practices must be freed. But aesthetics is not a discourse. It is an historical regime for the identification of art. This regime is paradoxical, because it founds the autonomy of art only at the price of suppressing the boundaries separating its practices and its objects from those of everyday life and of making free aesthetic play into the promise of a new revolution. ...

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Aesthetics and Its Discontents 2009, Polity Press

ISBN-13: 9780745646312

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Aesthetics and Its Discontents 2009, Polity Press

ISBN-13: 9780745646305

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