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REPARATIVE AESTHETICS: WITNESSING IN CONTEMPORARY ART PHOTOGRAPHY. Susan Best. Bloomsbury Academic, Bloomsbury Publishing, London, 2016. 208 pp. with 52 ills. 23 x 15 cm. ISBN 9781472529862 In English.
Hardcover edition also available; see Worldwide 171622. Publisher's description: By offering a new way of thinking about the role of politically engaged art, Susan Best opens up a new aesthetic field: reparative aesthetics. The book identifies an innovative aesthetic on the part of women photographers from the southern hemisphere, who against the dominant modes of criticality in political art, look at how cultural production can be reparative. Reparative Aesthetics contributes an entirely new theory to the interdisciplinary fields of aesthetics, affect studies, feminist theory, politics and photography. Conceptually innovative and fiercely original this book will move us beyond old political and cultural stalemates and into new terrain for analysis and reflection.
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Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 171623
Paperbound $29.95x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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