Provoking Democracy: Why We Need the Arts

Provoking Democracy: Why We Need the Arts

Author(s): Caroline Levine

Published Online: 1 APR 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405159265

Online ISBN: 9780470692417

DOI: 10.1002/9780470692417

About this Book

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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