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Sensing Collectives

Aesthetic and Political Practices Intertwined

Voß, Jan-Peter (Editor); Rigamonti, Nora (Editor); Suárez, Marcela (Editor); Watson, Jacob (Editor)

Are aesthetics and politics really two different things? The book takes a new look at how they intertwine, by turning from theory to practice. Case studies trace how sensory experiences are created and how collective interests are shaped. They investigate how aesthetics and politics are entangled, both in building and disrupting collective orders, in governance and innovation. This ranges from populist rallies and artistic activism over alternative lifestyles and consumer culture to corporate PR and governmental policies. Authors are academics and artists. The result is a new mapping of the intermingling and co-constitution of aesthetics and politics in engagements with collective orders.