Between Theological Aesthetics and Global Economics
If “fear has been aestheticized” (as urban theorist Sharon Zukin argues), then our conception of beauty, so pivotal to bodies in the cosmopolitan core as well as to selling the world city as “experience museum,” as desirable habitat, must themselves be analytically parsed. This chapter consequently articulates a conception of beauty— contrary to the proposal of literary theorist Elaine Scarry— as informed by the fragility and pain of existence.
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