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Outrage: A Hat-trick for Dr Howells

CMCI’s Dr Richard Howells is delighted to announce the publication of his latest book: Outrage: Art, Controversy, and Society, which he has co-edited with Andreea Ritivoi and Judith Schachter, his colleagues from the Center for the Arts and Society, based at Carnegie Mellon University in the USA.

In addition to being a joint editor, Howells contributes the opening chapter “Controversy, Art and Power”, along with joint authorship of the introduction.

This new book is the third this year to carry Richard Howells’ name on the cover, following his second editions of Visual Culture (Polity) and The Myth of the Titanic (Palgrave Macmillan), both also 2012.

He began his professional relationship with the Center for the Arts in Society in 2004, when he was Distinguished Visiting Professor at Carnegie Mellon.

The book explores controversies in the arts, especially the extent to which such controversies are socially rather than just aesthetically conditioned. There is a special focus on power, with case studies from all over the world.

The full citation details are: Richard Howells, Andreea Ritivoi and Judith Schachter (Center for the Arts in Society, Carnegie Mellon University), eds., Outrage: Art, Controversy, and Society, London and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. ISBN 978023035397-8

The book can be ordered direct from Palgrave and Amazon although other Internet suppliers are, of course, available.

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