Marxist Aesthetics: The Foundations Within Everyday Life for an Emancipated Consciousness

Marxist Aesthetics: The Foundations Within Everyday Life for an Emancipated Consciousness

by Pauline Johnson
     
 

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Originally published in 1984, this study deals with a number of influential figures in the European tradition of Marxist theories of aesthetics, ranging from Lukacs to Benjamin, through the Frankfurt School, to Brecht and the Althusserians. Pauline Johnson shows that, despite the great diversity in these theories about art, they all formulate a common problem, and

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Originally published in 1984, this study deals with a number of influential figures in the European tradition of Marxist theories of aesthetics, ranging from Lukacs to Benjamin, through the Frankfurt School, to Brecht and the Althusserians. Pauline Johnson shows that, despite the great diversity in these theories about art, they all formulate a common problem, and she argues that an adequate response to this problem must be based on account of the practical foundations within the recipient's own experience for a changed consciousness.

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ISBN-13:
9780710099273
Publisher:
Routledge
Publication date:
05/01/1984
Pages:
192

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