Provoking Democracy: Why We Need the Arts
October 2007, Wiley-Blackwell
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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