[Art and Social Organization]

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Quarcoo, Dr. A.K., Art and Social Organization


A. K. Quarcoo

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In this recording, Dr. Quarcoo delivers a lecture on the relationship between art and social organization. Dr. Quarcoo argues that art reflects the social structure of a society. In this lecture he also argues art as a record of history. Dr. Quarcoo also discusses women in society.

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00:00:04 Audio begins with unidentified man discussing Dr. Quarcoo.

00:00:57 Dr. Quarcoo gives opening remarks and introduces his topic “Art and Social Organization.”

00:06:42 Defines what the visual arts are.

00:08:07 Describes three prong interests in the visual arts as aesthetics, history, and sociology and considered context social institution in which visual arts appear.

00:15:32 Talks about how art reflects the social structure.

00:26:12 Talks about art and political organization and how political institutions are mechanisms of social control.

00:34:34 Describes art as a record of history so when looking at art one looks at structure of society its values and social interactions.

00:42:31 Talks about women in the society.

00:55:56 Questions from the audience.

01:00:33 Audio ends.


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