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📙 Provoking Democracy: Why We Need the Arts by Caroline Levine(auth.) — download pdf


A provocative and compelling book that explores the complex relationship between democracy and avant-garde art, offering a surprising new perspective on the critical role that the arts play in democratic governance at home and abroad.
  • Covers a broad range of topics, from disputes over public art, copyright, and obscenity, to the operations of the House Un-American Activities Committee during the Cold War
  • Highlights detailed and at times shocking debates over the role of the rebellious artist within society
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Chapter 1 Democracy Meets the Avant?Garde (pages 1–35):
Chapter 2 The People v. the Arts (pages 36–72):
Chapter 3 Propaganda for Democracy: The Avant?Garde Goes to War (pages 73–102):
Chapter 4 Obscenity and the Democratization of Culture (pages 103–145):
Chapter 5 Originality on Trial (pages 146–191):

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