CULTURE AND AGENCY IN LATIN AMERICA SERIES
HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
Series Editor, José Luis Falconi
The Culture and Agency in Latin America Series will expand the scholarship on innovative contemporary cultural production in this region. Through an investigation of the work of leading artists such as Dario Escobar, in addition to other cultural agents such as the former mayor of Bogotá, Antanas Mockus, the series examines how humor, creativity, and critical tactics have been used to negotiate social, political, and economic systems. This series will include insightful contributions from an international selection of leading scholars, critics and curators. As a whole, the series will support the notion of culture as an important expression of social agency and creativity as a driving force for social change.
OTHER BOOKS ON CULTURAL AGENTS
"The Work of Art in the World"
Celebrating art and interpretation that take on social challenges, Doris Sommer looks to steer the humanities back to engagement with the world. Among the cases that she covers are top-down initiatives of political leaders, such as those launched by Antanas Mockus, former mayor of Bogotá, Colombia, and also bottom-up movements like the Theatre of the Oppressed created by the Brazilian director, writer, and educator Augusto Boal. This inspiring book is filled with models, sources, and ideas that can be adapted and adopted to inform teaching and research about activist art and creativity, finds Anna Upchurch.
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