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This book develops a theory of aesthetic fiction’s impact on social identities. Throughout five case studies, the author develops the argument that social identities are nurtured by and may even emerge through the conflict between different aesthetic expressions. As it creates affective structures, narrative fiction enables the development and formation of political and cultural identities.
This work is part of a field of research that deals with the aesthetics of the everyday and the idea of social aesthetics. It argues for a central role for the arts in the creation and formation of modern society. Social identities emerge in response to aesthetic-sensual patterns of perception.
Focusing on five West German public debates in the years 1950 to 1990, this work sheds light upon the transformation of social reality through the discursive adaption of art.
Dr. Marcela Knapp is a cultural sociologist. She lives and works in Berlin.
- Book Title Cultural Controversies in the West German Public Sphere
- Book Subtitle Aesthetic Fiction and the Creation of Social Identities
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-40086-6
- Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
- Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
- eBook Packages Literature, Cultural and Media Studies Literature, Cultural and Media Studies (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-40085-9
- Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-40088-0
- eBook ISBN 978-3-030-40086-6
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages XI, 331
- Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
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