Art and Social Change

Part of the Royal Institute of Philosophy Lectures book series


The mass media of communications have often been charged with making our life more vulgar than need be. The assumption which underlies what I have to say is that the influence of unique artistic sensitivities on society has also been increased by the mass media of communications. This is good news and I am aware of the risk I am courting when I attach importance to a promising kind of social change: the academic respectability of pursuing optimistic lines of thought is strictly limited in sociological circles.


Social Change Mass Medium Relative Deprivation Creative Artist Artistic Style 
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