Art, Power, and Social Change, Vol. 33: 2, 2006



Edward J. McCaughan and Emmanuel David, eds.

This issue of Social Justice is the first of two on the topic, with both edited by Edward J. McCaughan and Emmanuel David. The essays explore many dimensions of the role of art in processes of social change. Some address the power of art as a voice of dissent, as a tool for advancing social justice and democracy, as the core of a revolutionary strategy, and as a source of memory and future ways of knowing. Other essays warn about the art of power, such as government and art world censorship, the co-optive ability of capitalism, and the blinding force of Western rationalization. 170 pages.

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Emmanuel David and Edward J. McCaughan, Editors’ Introduction: Art, Power, and Social Change [Free Download]

Mikkel Bolt Rasmussen, Counterrevolution, the Spectacle, and the Situationist Avant-Garde

Simeon Hunter, Situating Situationism/Supporting Its Legacy: Reply to Mikkel Bolt Rasmussen

Mikkel Bolt Rasmussen, (Not) Being on Time: The Legacy of the Situationist International — A Response to Simeon Hunter

Deniz Tekiner, Formalist Art Criticism and the Politics of Meaning

Connie L. McNeely and Gordon E. Shockley, Deconstructing U.S. Arts Policy: A Dialectical Exposition of the Excellence-Access Debate

William J. Farge, The Politics of Culture and the Art of Dissent in Early Modern Japan

Ming-cheng M. Lo, Christopher P. Bettinger, and Yun Fan, Deploying Weapons of the Weak in Civil Society: Political Culture in Hong Kong and Taiwan

Andreana Clay, “All I Need Is One Mic”: Mobilizing Youth for Social Change in the Post-Civil Rights Era

Cynthia J. Miller, Images from the Streets: Art for Social Change from the Homelessness Photography Project

Silvia R. Tandeciarz, Mnemonic Hauntings: Photography as Art of the Missing

Edward J. McCaughan, Notes on Mexican Art, Social Movements, and Anzaldúa’s ‘Conocimiento’

Maris Bustamante, New Transdisciplinary Visualities as an Alternative to Redistribute the Power of Thought

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