Outrage: Art, Controversy, and Society

  • Richard Howells
  • Andreea Deciu Ritivoi
  • Judith Schachter

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction

    1. Richard Howells, Andreea Deciu Ritivoi, Judith Schachter
      Pages 1-16
  3. Major Themes, Premises, and Positions

  4. Representing a Contested Past

  5. Censoring and Subverting: The Arts and Politics

  6. The Past and the Future of Arts Controversies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237
    2. Franco Sciannameo
      Pages 262-277
  7. The Future of Controversies

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 317-331

About this book


A study of controversy in the arts, and the extent to which such controversies are socially rather than just aesthetically conditioned. The collection pays special attention to the vested interests and the social dynamics involved, including class, religion, culture, and - above all - power.


Museum politics Print

Editors and affiliations

  • Richard Howells
    • 1
  • Andreea Deciu Ritivoi
    • 2
  • Judith Schachter
    • 2
  1. 1.King’s College LondonUK
  2. 2.Carnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburghUSA

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