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The Power of Administrative Categories. Emerging Notions of Citizenship in the Divided City of Mostar

Vetters, Larissa – 2007

Aesthetic theory in the West has, until now, been dominated by ideas of effect, autonomy, and reception. Transformative Aesthetics uncovers these theories’ mutual concern with the transformation of those involved. From artists to spectators, readers, listeners, or audiences, the idea of transformation is one familiar to cultures across the globe. Transformation of the individual is only one part of this aesthetic phenomenon, as contemporary artists are increasingly called upon to have a transformative, sustainable impact on society at large. To this end, Erika Fischer Lichte and Benjamin Wihstutz present a series of fresh perspectives on the discussion of aesthetics, uniting Western theory with that of India, China, Australia, and beyond. Each chapter of Transformative Aesthetics focuses on a different approach to transformation, from the foundations of aesthetics to contemporary theories, breaking new ground to establish a network of thought that spans theatre, performance, art history, cultural studies, and philosophy.

Titel
The Power of Administrative Categories
Verfasser
Vetters, Larissa
Datum
2007
Kennung
DOI: 10.1080/17449050701345009
Erschienen in
Ethnopolitics
Sprache
eng
Art
Text
Größe oder Länge
pp. 187–209