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Beautiful Democracy

Aesthetics and Anarchy in a Global Era

by Russ Castronovo

  • 173 Want to read
  • 26 Currently reading

Published by University Of Chicago Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Literary theory,
  • Violence in society,
  • Democracy,
  • Social Science,
  • Art & Art Instruction,
  • Sociology,
  • American - General,
  • Popular Culture - General,
  • United States - 20th Century,
  • Literary Criticism & Collections / American,
  • Aesthetics,
  • Political Ideologies - Democracy,
  • Sociology - General,
  • Aesthetics, American,
  • Arts,
  • United States

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages272
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9845091M
    ISBN 100226096297
    ISBN 109780226096292


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