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Dissent! Refracted

Histories, Aesthetics and Cultures of Dissent


Ben Dorfman

This collection of essays addresses the ongoing problem of dissent from a broad range of disciplinary perspectives: political philosophy, intellectual history, literary studies, aesthetics, architectural history and conceptualizations of the political past. Taking a global perspective, the volume examines the history of dissent both inside and outside the West, through events in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries both nearer to our own times as well as more distant, and through a range of styles reflecting how contested and pressing the problem of dissent in fact is. Drawing on a range of authors and international problematics, the contributions discuss the multiple ways in which we refract memories of dissent in cultural, historical and aesthetic context. It also discusses the diverse ideas, images and phenomena we use to do so.
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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Names: Dorfman, Ben, editor. Title: Dissent! Refracted : histories, aesthetics and cultures of dissent / Ben Dorfman (ed.). Description: 1 Edition. | New York : Peter Lang, 2016. | Series: Political and social change ; Volume 3 Identifiers: LCCN 2016005555 | ISBN 9783631673737 Subjects: LCSH: Dissenters. | Government, Resistance to. Classification: LCC JC328.3 .D583 2016 | DDC 306.2—dc23 LC record available at

Cover Image: Niewiadomski.

ISSN 2198-8595 ISBN 978-3-631-67373-7 (Print) E-ISBN 978-3-653-06629-6 (E-Book) DOI 10.3726/978-3-653-06629-6

© Peter Lang GmbH Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften Frankfurt am Main 2016 All rights reserved. Peter Lang Edition is an Imprint of Peter Lang GmbH.

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