The Aesthetics of Development: Art, Culture and Social Transformation

The Aesthetics of Development: Art, Culture and Social Transformation

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ISBN-13: 9781349957736
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 05/23/2018
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017
Pages: 341
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

John Clammer is Professor at the School of Liberal Arts and Humanities at O.P. Jindal Global University. He was previously Professor of Sociology at the Institute of Advanced Studies in Sustainability at the United Nations University, Tokyo. He has held titular positions at the Universities of Hull, Singapore, and Sophia University, Tokyo. His work focuses primarily on the interface of culture and development and his recent major books include Art, Culture and International Development: Humanizing Social Transformation (2015), and Cultures of Transition and Sustainability (2016).

Ananta Kumar Giri is Professor at the Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai, India. He has taught and done research at Aalborg University (Denmark), the Maison des sciences de l’homme (Paris), the University of Kentucky, the University of Frieburg and the Humboldt University (Germany), and Jagiellonian University (Poland). His research interests focus on social movements and cultural change, theories of self, culture and society, and creative streams of education, philosophy and literature. He has written or edited around two dozen books, including Philosophy and Anthropology: Border Crossings and Transformations (2013) and New Horizons of Human Development (2015).

Table of Contents

Part One: Introducing the Issues.- New Horizons of Human Development: Art, Spirituality and Social Transformations.- Anticipatory Aesthetics: New Identities and Future Senses.- Capitalist Transformations and the Social Aesthetics of Money: Money, Mountains and “1000 Houses”.- Part Two: Public Art and Social Transformations.- Archaeology, Identity and Development.- The Randa of Tucuman: An Opportunity for Sustainable Development Through a Local Cultural Resource.- The Place of Art: Reflections on Art and Urban Regeneration in 1980s’ Britain.- Visualizing the Future We Want: Reconciling Art, Environment and Development.- Contemporary Art Biennials and Development: The Istanbul Experience.- Part Three: The Poetics and Performance of Development.- Poetics of Development.- Development Poetics: A tiNai Aesthetic View.- Haiku By Rwandan Poetesses: Illuminations of Being.- Exploring Children's experiences in a Temporary Relocation Area Through Theatre and Performance.- Performance and Development: Theatre for Social Change.

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