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Date of Publication: 1999
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Description: 0198185014 First edition. vii+248 pages with index. Cloth. Fine in fine dustjacket. This work traces the conditions under which criticism emerges as a socio-cultural practice within the institutionalized forms of European modernity and democracy. It argues that criticism was born out of anxieties about national supremacy in the late-17th century, with the consequence that the emergent national cultures of the 18th century and since have become sites for the regulation of the democratic subject through the academic form of arguments about the proper relations of aesthetics to ethics and politics. The central issue is that of legitimation: how can subjective aesthetic experiences regulate the norms of ethical justice? That question is posed not as an abstract philosophical issue, but rather as a question properly located within the struggles for national c
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Criticism and Modernity: Aesthetics, Literature, and Nations in Europe and Its Academies Hardcover – 1 Apr 1999


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  • Hardcover: 260 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford; 1st edition (1 April 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0198185014
  • ISBN-13: 978-0198185017
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.8 x 21.8 cm
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arresting and serious. (David Watson, Lit & History, Vol.9, No.1.)


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