Discussions in Contemporary Culture #5
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A Village Voice Best Book, this collection of essays examines the state of the democratic process and democratic ideals in America

“Challenges accepted notions about the relationships between art, culture, politics, and ‘the public.’” —Art in America

A Village Voice Best Book of the Year, this collection of essays covers a range of topics, from “Education and Democracy” and “Politics and Election” to “Cultural Participation” and “AIDS and Democracy: A Case Study.”

With contributions by:

  • Erma Bombeck
  • Noam Chomsky
  • Alexander Cockburn
  • David Deitcher
  • Lisa Duggan
  • Barbara Ehrenreich
  • Deirdre English
  • Stuart Ewen
  • Henry Louis Gates Jr.
  • Group Material
  • bell hooks
  • Gary Indiana
  • Catherine Lord
  • Bill Moyers
  • William Olander
  • Mark P. Petracca
  • Yvonne Rainer
  • Vito Russo
  • Ira Shor
  • Tom Stoddard
  • Polly Thistlethwaite
  • Brian Wallis
  • Discussions in Contemporary Culture is an award-winning series co-published with the Dia Center for the Arts in New York City. These volumes offer rich and timely discourses on a broad range of cultural issues and critical theory. The collection covers topics from urban planning to popular culture and literature, and continually attracts a wide and dedicated readership.

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