The Aesthetics of Development

Art, Culture and Social Transformation

Editors: Clammer, John, Giri, Ananta Kumar (Eds.)

  • Places the arts – visual, performing and musical - in the context of the culture and development debate
    Addresses the relevance of subjects rarely discussed in development studies such as poetry, community art, theatre, arts management, archaeology, folk arts and the relationship between visual anthropology and the environment  
    Emphasises the relationship between the arts, culture and societal development

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Through a unique range of theoretical and practical case studies, this collection considers the relationship between the arts (understood as the visual arts, crafts, theatre, dance, and literature) and development, creating both a bridge between them that is rarely explored and filling in concrete ways the content of the “culture” part of the equation “culture and development”. It includes manifestations of culture and the ways in which they relate to development, and in turn contribute to such pressing issues as poverty alleviation, concern for the environment, health, empowerment, and identity formation. It shows how the arts are an essential part of the concrete understanding of culture, and as such a significant part of development thinking -  including the development of culture, and not only of culture as an instrumental means to promote other development goals.

About the authors

John Clammer is Professor at the School of Liberal Arts and Humanities at O.P. Jindal Global University. He was previously Professor of Sociology at the Institute of Advanced Studies in Sustainability at the United Nations University, Tokyo. He has held titular positions at the Universities of Hull, Singapore, and Sophia University, Tokyo. His work focuses primarily on the interface of culture and development and his recent major books include Art, Culture and International Development: Humanizing Social Transformation (2015), and Cultures of Transition and Sustainability (2016).

Ananta Kumar Giri is Professor at the Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai, India. He has taught and done research at Aalborg University (Denmark), the Maison des sciences de l’homme (Paris), the University of Kentucky, the University of Frieburg and the Humboldt University (Germany), and Jagiellonian University (Poland). His research interests focus on social movements and cultural change, theories of self, culture and society, and creative streams of education, philosophy and literature. He has written or edited around two dozen books, including Philosophy and Anthropology: Border Crossings and Transformations (2013) and New Horizons of Human Development (2015).

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • The Aesthetics of Development: An Introduction

    Clammer, John

    Pages 1-18

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  • Anticipatory Aesthetics: New Identities and Future Senses

    Bussey, Marcus

    Pages 49-70

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  • Capitalist Transformations and the Social Aesthetics of Money: Money, Mountains and “1000 Houses”

    Zickgraf, Jens M.

    Pages 71-97

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  • Archaeology, Identity and Development

    Thorpe, Susan

    Pages 101-125

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  • The Randa of Tucuman: An Opportunity for Sustainable Development Through a Local Cultural Resource

    Moya, M.

    Pages 127-144

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Aesthetics of Development
Book Subtitle
Art, Culture and Social Transformation
Editors
  • John Clammer
  • Ananta Kumar Giri
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-95248-9
DOI
10.1057/978-1-349-95248-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-349-95247-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 341
Number of Illustrations and Tables
22 b/w illustrations
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