Aesthetics is a cross-cultural category a debate held in the Muriel Stott Centre, John Rylands University of Manchester, on 30th October 1993

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StatementHoward Morphy ... [et al.] ; edited by James Weiner.
ContributionsMorphy, Howard., Weiner, James F., Group for Debates in Anthropological Theory.
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Pagination40p. ;
Number of Pages40
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Type: Book chapter: Title: Aesthetics is a Cross-Cultural Category: Author: Weiner, J. Citation: Key Debates in Anthropology. pp Publisher: RoutledgeCited by: The typical argument against aesthetics as a cross-cultural category is based on the notion that non-Western expressive forms are intimately bound up with everyday cultural activity, where every member of the society is an 'artist' and no cultural products are judged File Size: KB.

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Manchester: Group for Debates in Anthropological Theory,40 pp., £ The title of this booklet represents a motion debated at the University of Manchester in October of T1 - Cross-cultural aesthetics.

AU - Coleman, Elizabeth Burns. PY - Y1 - N2 - The meaning of “cross-cultural aesthetics” is ambiguous. It may mean the admiration of the artistic forms (such as performance, literature or paintings) of another culture, or an area of inquiry into the nature of aesthetic appreciation in different : Elizabeth Burns Coleman.

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According to Cupchik and Winston (), aesthetic experience is a psychological process in which the attention is focused on the object while all other objects, events, and everyday concerns are suppressed. Aesthetics definition, the branch of philosophy dealing with such notions as the beautiful, the ugly, the sublime, the comic, etc., as applicable to the fine arts, with a view to establishing the meaning and validity of critical judgments concerning works of art, and the principles underlying or justifying such judgments.

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