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Book review: the work of art in the world: civic agency and public humanities by Doris Sommer

Upchurch, Anna (2014) Book review: the work of art in the world: civic agency and public humanities by Doris Sommer. LSE Review of Books (21 Mar 2014). Website.

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2014 08:38
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2020 23:24
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/57474

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