The Arts, Popular Culture, and Social Change (Counterpoints #142) (Paperback)

The Arts, Popular Culture, and Social Change (Counterpoints #142) By Shirley R. Steinberg (Editor), Joe L. Kincheloe (Editor), Landon E. Beyer Cover Image
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This is book number 142 in the Counterpoints series.


The purpose, value, and significance of the arts are perennial topics, often generating rather heated discussions. In the modern era, a philosophical perspective took hold in accord with the idea that art was separated from daily life, as well as from larger social contexts. This book argues for a perspective in which the arts are integrated with our daily lives, even as they affect social, political, and educational realities, and our understanding of those realities. A central theme of this book is that aesthetic experiences, and forms of popular culture in particular, can and often do affect the way we see, interpret, and make sense of our worlds, as well as assist in the creation of a more just, invigorating, and humane society.

About the Author

The Author: Landon E. Beyer is Professor and Associate Dean for Teacher Education at Indiana University, Bloomington. His central research interests include curriculum theory and practice, the arts and aesthetic theory, democratic perspectives and their meanings for education, and novel approaches to teacher education. His most recent books include The Curriculum: Problems, Politics, and Possibilities, second edition, with Michael W. Apple; and Creating Democratic Classrooms.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780820449432
ISBN-10: 0820449431
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publi
Publication Date: August 23rd, 2000
Pages: 157
Language: English
Series: Counterpoints