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The Resource From art to politics : how artistic creations shape political conceptions, Murray Edelman

From art to politics : how artistic creations shape political conceptions, Murray Edelman

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From art to politics : how artistic creations shape political conceptions
Title
From art to politics
Title remainder
how artistic creations shape political conceptions
Statement of responsibility
Murray Edelman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Murray Edelman holds a unique and distinguished position in American political science. For decades one of the few serious scholars to question dominant rational-choice interpretations of politics, Edelman looked instead to the powerful influence of signs, spectacles, and symbols - of culture - on political behavior and political institutions. His first, now classic, book, The Symbolic Uses of Politics, created paths of inquiry in political science, communication studies, and sociology that are still being explored today." "In this book, Edelman continues his quest to understand the influence of perception on the political process by turning to the role of art. He argues that political ideas, language, and actions cannot help but be based upon the images and narratives we take from literature, paintings, film, television, and other genres. Art provides us with the models, scenarios, narratives, and images we draw upon to make sense of political events." "Exploring the diverse forms of influence that art exerts on political perceptions and actions, Edelman looks at the greater influence of indirect political messages as opposed to direct messages, the political implications of ambiguities in art, and the impact of architecture and public space on political beliefs and social order. He examines the subtle ways artistic modes enter government and politics, including how hierarchical relationships are brought into governmental operations through symbols and spectacle, how art creates contestable categorizations of public issues, and the use of art in influencing voting and lobbying. Finally, Edelman discusses art's potential for promoting diversity and democracy, while warning of its negative uses as well." "In compelling us to reevaluate the meaning and uses of the political, this vital addition to a distinguished body of work will be required reading for anyone concerned with the dynamics of political persuasion."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
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1919-2001
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Edelman, Murray J.
Dewey number
701/.03
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N8236.P5
LC item number
E3 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Politics in art
  • Art
Label
From art to politics : how artistic creations shape political conceptions, Murray Edelman
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The cardinal political role of art -- Art: political messages and illusions -- Art: meanings, constructions, threats -- Art: transformations and challenges -- Architecture, spaces, and social order -- Art as a component of government -- Contestable categories and public opinion -- A reassessment of influence on public policy -- Some concluding reflections
Control code
ocm30544813
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 152 p.
Isbn
9780226184005
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
94018266
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 128786
  • (OCoLC)30544813
Label
From art to politics : how artistic creations shape political conceptions, Murray Edelman
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The cardinal political role of art -- Art: political messages and illusions -- Art: meanings, constructions, threats -- Art: transformations and challenges -- Architecture, spaces, and social order -- Art as a component of government -- Contestable categories and public opinion -- A reassessment of influence on public policy -- Some concluding reflections
Control code
ocm30544813
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 152 p.
Isbn
9780226184005
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
94018266
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 128786
  • (OCoLC)30544813

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