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The Resource Performing citizenship in Plato's laws, Lucia Prauscello

Performing citizenship in Plato's laws, Lucia Prauscello

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Performing citizenship in Plato's laws
Title
Performing citizenship in Plato's laws
Statement of responsibility
Lucia Prauscello
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the Laws, Plato theorizes citizenship as simultaneously a political, ethical, and aesthetic practice. His reflection on citizenship finds its roots in a descriptive psychology of human experience, with sentience and, above all, volition seen as the primary targets of a lifelong training in the values of citizenship. In the city of Magnesia described in the Laws erôs for civic virtue is presented as a motivational resource not only within the reach of the 'ordinary' citizen, but also factored by default into its educational system. Supporting a vision of 'perfect citizenship' based on an internalized obedience to the laws, and persuading the entire polity to consent willingly to it, requires an ideology that must be rhetorically all-inclusive. In this city 'ordinary' citizenship itself will be troped as a performative action: Magnesia's choral performances become a fundamental channel for shaping, feeling and communicating a strong sense of civic identity and unity
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UkCbUP
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Prauscello, L.
Dewey number
323.6/501
Index
index present
LC call number
JC71.P264
LC item number
P73 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge classical studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Plato.
  • Citizenship
  • Citizenship
Label
Performing citizenship in Plato's laws, Lucia Prauscello
Instantiates
Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Preliminaries -- Part I. Performing Ordinary Virtue in Plato's Utopias. Citizenship in Callipolis; Citizenship in Magnesia -- Part II. Citizenship and Performance in the Laws. Choral performances, persuasion and pleasure; Patterns of chorality in Magnesia; Comedy and comic discourse in Magnesia; Epilogue: on law, agency and motivation
Control code
CR9781139680882
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 272 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139680882
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Performing citizenship in Plato's laws, Lucia Prauscello
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Preliminaries -- Part I. Performing Ordinary Virtue in Plato's Utopias. Citizenship in Callipolis; Citizenship in Magnesia -- Part II. Citizenship and Performance in the Laws. Choral performances, persuasion and pleasure; Patterns of chorality in Magnesia; Comedy and comic discourse in Magnesia; Epilogue: on law, agency and motivation
Control code
CR9781139680882
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 272 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139680882
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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