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Is art good for us? : beliefs about high culture in American life

Author: Joli Jensen
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Are the arts good for us? This work questions our taken-for-granted assumptions about the transformational powers of high culture by critiquing an instrumental American heritage of beliefs about the  Read more...

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Jensen, Joli.
Is art good for us?.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2002
(DLC) 2002001194
(OCoLC)48678771
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joli Jensen
OCLC Number: 606753935
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 231 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Exemplary voices: Tocqueville, Whitman, and Mumford --
Arts for renewal, revolution, conservation, and subversion --
Art as antidote: the mass culture debates --
Art as elixir: contemporary arts discourse --
Art as experience: John Dewey's aesthetics --
Conclusion: the value of expressive logic.
Responsibility: Joli Jensen.

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