States of emergency: on politics, language and aesthetics

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Musgrove, Brian. 2008. "States of emergency: on politics, language and aesthetics." Overland. 191, pp. 64-68.
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States of emergency: on politics, language and aesthetics

ERA Journal ID11613
Article CategoryArticle
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AuthorMusgrove, Brian
Journal TitleOverland
Journal Citation191, pp. 64-68
Number of Pages5
Year2008
Place of PublicationMelbourne, Australia
ISSN0030-7416
1444-3163
Web Address (URL)http://web.overland.org.au/previous-issues/issue-191/feature-brian-musgrove/
Abstract

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.

Keywordspolitics; aesthetics; art; language
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020440801. Australian government and politics
470107. Media studies
440811. Political theory and political philosophy
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Copyright remains the property of the author. Issue also has an ISBN: 978-0-9775171-8-3.

Byline AffiliationsDepartment of Humanities and International Studies
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