From Politics to Pope: An Account of the Group Aesthetic
AbstractThis paper discusses the study of Chartist and working-class literatures, noting that the pronounced development of aesthetic criticism in these areas uncomfortably corresponds with the rejection of “aesthetics” in other fields. Chartist, working-class, and laboring-class scholars have broken free from monolithically sociological or political readings that only a generation ago too often dismissed artistic endeavors as, at best, merely a re-accenting of the mainstream. Current studies focus on the aesthetic innovations that emerged out of working-class entanglements with mainstream counterparts. The paper argues that the rejection of “aesthetics” generally fails to recognize marginalized and group aesthetics (including the critical work done on marginalized and group aesthetics) and specifically what it meant for a political cohort—the Chartists are my example—to think aesthetically. View Full-Text
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Breton, R. From Politics to Pope: An Account of the Group Aesthetic. Humanities 2019, 8, 32.
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Breton, Rob. 2019. "From Politics to Pope: An Account of the Group Aesthetic." Humanities 8, no. 1: 32.
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