Aesthetics in a Multicultural Age by Emory Elliott, Lou Freitas Caton, Jeffrey Rhyne

By Emory Elliott, Lou Freitas Caton, Jeffrey Rhyne

Aesthetics in a Multicultural Age examines various major multidisciplinary and multicultural subject matters in the topic of aesthetics. Addressing the vexed relation of the humanities and feedback to present political and cultural issues, the members to this quantity try to bridge the 2 decades-old hole among students and critics who carry conflicting perspectives of the needs of artwork and feedback. by way of exploring a few of the ways that international migration and increasing ethnic range are affecting cultural productions and prompting reassessment of the character and position of aesthetic discourse, this quantity offers a brand new assessment of aesthetic rules and practices inside modern arts and letters.

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In this work, Scarry defines a new set of categories and terms for literary analysis. 11 Because of the increasingly diverse student bodies of American universities and colleges, those of us who teach language, arts, and humanities are especially well positioned to begin the formidable work of constructing a system or systems of aesthetics consistent with current theories and cultural conditions. The new fields, terminologies, methodologies, and aesthetic principles that emerge 18 Introduction from this work and others like it will better enable scholars, teachers, and students to assess and organize the cultural expressions of the past and present and to describe and judge the cultural productions of the postnational, richly diverse community of cross-cultural global societies that already constitute the world of the twenty-first century.

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