9780226184012-0226184013-From Art to Politics: How Artistic Creations Shape Political Conceptions

From Art to Politics: How Artistic Creations Shape Political Conceptions

ISBN-13: 9780226184012
ISBN-10: 0226184013
Author: Edelman, Murray
Publication date: 1996
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Format: Paperback 162 pages
FREE shipping on ALL orders
Marketplace
from $3.79

Book details

ISBN-13: 9780226184012
ISBN-10: 0226184013
Author: Edelman, Murray
Publication date: 1996
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Format: Paperback 162 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Edelman, Murray wrote From Art to Politics: How Artistic Creations Shape Political Conceptions comprising 162 pages back in 1996. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0226184013 and 9780226184012. Since then From Art to Politics: How Artistic Creations Shape Political Conceptions textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

Description

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. Edelman believes art provides us with models, scenarios, narratives, and images we draw upon in order to make sense of political events, and he explores the different ways art can shape political perceptions and actions to both promote and inhibit diversity and democracy.

"Elegantly written. . . . He brilliantly contends that art helps create the images from which opinion-molders and citizens construct the social realities of politics."—Choice

"It is perhaps the freshness with which he puts his case that is what makes From Art to Politics, as well as his other works, so challenging and invigorating."—Philip Abbott, Review of Politics

Rate this book Rate this book

We would LOVE it if you could help us and other readers by reviewing the book