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‘Childish’ beyond Age : Reconceptualising the Aesthetics of Resistance (2021)


Ylönen, Susanne C. (2021). ‘Childish’ beyond Age : Reconceptualising the Aesthetics of Resistance. In Eriksen Ødegaard, Elin; Spord Borgen, Jorunn (Eds.) Childhood Cultures in Transformation : 30 Years of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in Action towards Sustainability (pp. 197-213). Brill Sense. DOI: 10.1163/9789004445666_010


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Publication details

All authors or editors: Ylönen, Susanne C.

Parent publication: Childhood Cultures in Transformation : 30 Years of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in Action towards Sustainability

Parent publication editors: Eriksen Ødegaard, Elin; Spord Borgen, Jorunn

ISBN: 978-90-04-43368-7

eISBN: 978-90-04-44566-6

Publication year: 2021

Pages range: 197-213

Number of pages in the book: 297

Publisher: Brill Sense

Publication country: Netherlands

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004445666_010

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/72907


Abstract

This chapter explores the concept of ‘aesthetic sublation’ – a performative mode of meaning making that seeks to degrade its object (; ). Here, the phenomenon of aesthetic sublation is discussed as a form of resistance. Moreover, it is related to intergenerational negotiations through cases in which the labels of ‘childish’ and ‘horrific’ or ‘nasty’ converge. The chapter offers a review of how resistance is conceptualized in, for example, childhood studies, aesthetics and research on popular culture and it asks what can be gained by reconceptualising these instances as aesthetic sublation.


Keywords: aesthetics; philosophy of art; concepts (notions); meanings (semantics); resistance (politics); childhood; popular culture

Free keywords: sublaatio


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