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Art Against Empire: Toward an Aesthetics of Degrowth

Samuel Alexander

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Simplicity Institute Publishing


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Abstract: What role might art need to play in the transition beyond consumer capitalism? Can ‘culture jamming’ contribute to the necessary revolution in consciousness? And might art be able to provoke social change in ways that rational argument and scientific evidence cannot?

In this new book I explore these questions, both in theory and practice. I begin with a theoretical defence of art and aesthetic interventions as activity that is necessary to effective social and political activism, and conclude by presenting a constellation of ‘culture jamming’ artworks from a range of contributors that challenge the status quo and expand the horizons of what alternatives are possible.

ISBN-13: 978-0994160690

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