Banksy is known worldwide for his politically subversive works of art, but he is far from the only artist whose creations are infused with internationally relevant, activist themes. How else can the arts help activate citizen participation in social justice movements? Moreover, what is the role of culture in a globalizing world?
Transnationalism, Activism, Art goes beyond Banksy by investigating how the three complementary political, social, and cultural phenomena listed in the title interact in the twenty-first century. Renowned and emerging critics use current theory on cultural production and politics to illuminate case studies of various media, including film, literature, visual art, and performance, in their multiple manifestations, from electronic dance music to Wikileaks to bestselling poetry collections. By addressing how these artistic media are used to enact citizen participation in social justice movements, the volume makes important connections between such participation and scholarly study of globalization and transnationalism.
About the authors
Kit Dobson lives and works in Calgary / Treaty 7 territory in southern Alberta. His previous books include Malled: Deciphering Shopping in Canada and he is a professor in the Department of English at the University of Calgary. He grew up in many places across Canada, but returned again and again to the landscapes of northern Alberta where his family members settled – and that continue to animate his thinking.
Áine McGlynn holds a PhD in English from the University of Toronto.
Other titles by Kit Dobson
Field Notes on Listening
All the Feels / Tous les sens
Affect and Writing in Canada / Affect et écriture au Canada
Undoing Discipline in the Humanities Classroom
Wisdom in Nonsense
Invaluable Lessons from My Father
Deciphering Shopping in Canada
Ten Canadian Writers in Context
Producing Canadian Literature
Authors Speak on the Literary Marketplace
Please, No More Poetry
The Poetry of derek beaulieu
Anglo-Canadian Literature and Globalization