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Raymond J. Haberski

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780813124292

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813124292.001.0001

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Conclusion

Conclusion

The Irrelevance of Controversial Culture

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(p.224) Conclusion
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Freedom to Offend
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RAYMOND J. HABERSKI

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813124292.003.0010

This chapter discusses the need to be able to recognize and dismiss gratuitous controversy that shocks the public without asking much from it other than to be shocked. It further states that people need controversy in their culture. Offensive art that transgresses cultural boundaries plays a vital role in preserving and not merely challenging aesthetic and moral traditions.

Keywords:   gratuitous controversy, controversy, culture, offensive art, cultural boundaries, traditions, aesthetic, moral

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