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dc.contributor.authorWoodward, I
dc.contributor.authorEllison, D
dc.contributor.editorBeilharz, P., Hogan, T. Murphy, P.
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T14:24:51Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T14:24:51Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.date.modified2011-03-23T05:44:43Z
dc.identifier.issn0725-5136
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0725513610381374
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/37589
dc.description.abstractAesthetic experience has been relativized and marginalized by recent social and cultural theory. As less attention has been paid to understanding the nature of aesthetic experience than mapping the distributed social correlates of tastes, its transformative potential and capacity to animate actors' imaginations and actions goes unexplored. In this paper we draw upon a large number of in-depth interviews with performing arts audiences around Australia to investigate the language and discourse used to describe aesthetic experiences. In particular, we begin with theorizations of the subject-object nexus within object-relations theory to consider the transformative potential of aesthetic experience. Using these literatures, and extending them to others within sociology of the arts and materiality, our focus is on the way aesthetic experience can fuse human subjects with aesthetic objects. We examine how viewers take an aesthetic object into themselves and in turn project themselves into the aesthetic object by various visual and imaginative techniques. Our theoretical and empirical analysis bears out the constructive and productive capacity of aesthetic experience.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSage
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom45
dc.relation.ispartofpageto53
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalThesis Eleven
dc.relation.ispartofvolume103
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPerforming Arts and Creative Writing not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchStudies in Human Society
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLanguage, Communication and Culture
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPhilosophy and Religious Studies
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode190499
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode16
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode20
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode22
dc.titleAesthetic Experience, Transitional Objects and the Third Space: The Fusion of Audience and Aesthetic Objects in the Performing Arts
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences
gro.date.issued2010
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorEllison, David A.
gro.griffith.authorWoodward, Ian S.


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