States of emergency: on politics, language and aesthetics

Musgrove, Brian (2008) States of emergency: on politics, language and aesthetics. Overland, 191. pp. 64-68. ISSN 0030-7416

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Taking 'the art of politics' seriously means asserting
a more genuine relation between art and politics than we casually or usually suppose. In contemporary mass-mediatised societies, the concept of politics as prime-time spectacle, a carefully groomed contest between combative cult-personalities, is not new. Beyond that, however, it's possible to explore the notion that politics has an 'aesthetic' - or is an aesthetic practice - and that this matters.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright remains the property of the author. Issue also has an ISBN: 978-0-9775171-8-3.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - Department of Humanities and International Studies
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2010 09:32
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2016 05:39
Uncontrolled Keywords: politics; aesthetics; art; language
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1606 Political Science > 160601 Australian Government and Politics
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2001 Communication and Media Studies > 200104 Media Studies
16 Studies in Human Society > 1606 Political Science > 160609 Political Theory and Political Philosophy
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9502 Communication > 950299 Communication not elsewhere classified

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