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Our Aesthetic Categories: Zany, Cute, Interesting

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The zany, the cute, and the interesting saturate postmodern culture. They dominate the look of its art and commodities as well as our discourse about the ambivalent feelings these objects often inspire. In this radiant study, Sianne Ngai offers a theory of the aesthetic categories that most people use to process the hypercommodified, mass-mediated, performance-driven world of late capitalism, treating them with the same seriousness philosophers have reserved for analysis of the beautiful and the sublime. Ngai explores how ...

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0674088123

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9780674088122

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Our Aesthetic Categories: Zany, Cute, Interesting
2015, Harvard University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780674088122

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Our Aesthetic Categories: Zany, Cute, Interesting
2012, Harvard University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780674046580

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