Provoking Democracy by Caroline Levine
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Provoking Democracy
By Caroline Levine

Provoking Democracy

Why We Need the Arts

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Provoking Democracy by Caroline Levine

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A provocative and compelling book that explores the complex relationship between democracy and avant-garde art, offering a surprising new perspective on the critical role that the arts play in democratic governance at home and abroad. * Covers a broad range of topics, from disputes over public art, copyright, and obscenity, to the operations of the House Un-American Activities Committee during the Cold War* Highlights detailed and at times shocking debates over the role of the rebellious artist within society

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405159272
ISBN-10: 1405159278
Format: Paperback
(230mm x 156mm x 20mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Caroline Levine

Provoking Democracy by Caroline Levine Provoking Democracy, Hardback (July 2007)

* A provocative and compelling exploration of the complex relationship between democracy and the arts* Argues that democracies require art - challenging art - to ensure that they are acting as free societies* Analyses the roles of dissenting and unpopular artists, such as Jackson Pollock, Bertolt Brecht, D.H.

David's Secret Soccer Goals by Caroline Levine David's Secret Soccer Goals, Paperback (April 2004)

David's Secret Soccer Goals is a warm and sensitive look inside the mind of a boy with bed wetting problems. It delicately highlights the fears and worries that a child in this position can go through, whilst also giving practical advice on how to deal positively with the situation.

Children of Athena by Caroline Levine Children of Athena, Paperback (August 1994)

According to one myth, the first Athenian citizen was born from the earth after the sperm of a rejected lover, the god Hephaistos, dripped off the virgin goddess Athena's leg and onto fertile soil. This title explores how Athenians in the fifth century forged and maintained a collective identity.

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Author Biography - Caroline Levine

Caroline Levine is Associate Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. A specialist on relations between art and politics, she is author of The Serious Pleasures of Suspense, which won the Perkins Prize for the best contribution to narrative studies in 2004. She has co-edited three collections of essays, including a special issue of The Journal of Popular Culture on the politics of pleasurable reading, and has published articles on a range of writers and artists, including John Ruskin, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Charlotte Bronte, Andreas Gursky, and Richard Serra.

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