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dc.contributor.author Manifold, Marjorie Cohee
dc.date.accessioned 2007-10-19T14:49:25Z
dc.date.available 2007-10-19T14:49:25Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.citation Manifold, M. C. (2005) Life as theater-theater as life: Spontaneous expressions of Information-Age youth. Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education, 23. 1-16. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2022/2558
dc.description.abstract Since media technologies have distributed visual narratives of popular culture to the masses, characters from popular narratives have appeared in the spontaneous drawings of youth. Over time, changes in the subject matter and aesthetic characteristics of these youth-produced drawings have reflected the evolution of popular tastes. However, due to a convergence of 21st century technological media; sociological influences; cross-cultural exchanges of aesthetic traditions; and natural inclinations for play, the spontaneous art works of contemporary youth now represent more than imitative appreciation of popular culture. Youth who are fans of particular phenomena of popular culture are projecting their understandings of the world through art expressions that function as ‘life as theater and theater as art.’ If art teachers and students are to engage in critical examinations of the new visual art forms, functions, and meanings of these works they must recognize concepts and terminologies appropriate to deciphering the works’ inherent characteristics. en
dc.description.sponsorship This project was supported in part by a Profitt Research Grant from the School of Education, Indiana University, Bloomington. en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher United States Society for Education Through Art en
dc.subject Fanart en
dc.subject Cosplay en
dc.subject Adolescents en
dc.subject Self-identity en
dc.subject Popular Culture en
dc.subject Situated Learning en
dc.subject Art Education en
dc.title Life as Theater and Theater as Life: en
dc.type Article en


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