Facing up to financialisation and the aesthetic economy: high time for aesthetics in international political economy!

Author
Claes Belfrage
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
Journal of International Relations and Development
Volume
14
Issue Number
3
Publication Date
July 2011
Institution
Central and East European International Studies Association
Abstract
'Aesthetics' has been a core concern of modern European philosophy1 (and other subject areas in the Humanities) since Baumgarten's Aesthetica (1750). Its reified dominant meaning is the result of deep struggle and is linked to dominant ideological forms in the capitalist economy, of which International Political Economy (IPE) forms part.
Political Geography
Europe