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Arts & Societies- Paula Diehl

Arts & Societies- Paula Diehl


Paula Diehl, "Political Imaginary and Political Symbolism en Everyday Life", Arts & Societies # 105, September, 14 2018

Paula Diehl takes an interest in political symbols and their usage in political ceremonies as well as in everyday life. Proceeding from an empirical study she conducted in the United States in 2014, she notes that the usage of political symbols plays several roles. The individuals she surveyed own several everyday objects bearing political symbols. However, the majority of of these people seems to use them in different ways: as decoration, as practical objects, or as a medium for establishing their political commitment. Now, while the everyday usage of political symbols might today seem surprising from a French or German standpoint, such usage is well attested, from the time of the French Revolution to the early stages of Nazism.

Laurence Bertrand Dorléac