The subversive potential of praxis and political emotions in arts academies

David Elliott, Marissa Silverman

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The arts are made by and for people living in real worlds involving conflicts large and small. The arts are also and invariably embodiments of people’s political and ethical beliefs, understandings, and the emotions embedded in their art-making and artistic experiences. Accordingly, this chapter argues that artistic endeavours in academies should involve a special kind of empathetic social responsibility, or artistic citizenship, to conceive of and practice art-making, with a focus on the transformative and the subversively positive potential of the ethical “goods” that expressive art making can contribute to humanizing academe and re-centering its discourse on full human flourishing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Artist and Academia
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9780429783425
ISBN (Print)9781138359116
StatePublished - Mar 30 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities


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