The Fate of the Arts   /   Summer 2004   /    Bibliographic Review

Bibliographic Review on Art and Contemporary Culture

Dustin Kidd

The phrase “The fate of...” often suggests fear about the topic in question, without committing to it. Fears about the fate of the arts in contemporary society include the possibility of the death of art, or the loss of art’s meaning and significance. These fears stem from many sources, including globalization, debates about multiculturalism, technology, and the growth of mass media, to name but a few.

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