Power and Justice through the Arts

Thursday, 19 July 2018: 15:30-17:20
RC37 Sociology of Arts (host committee)

Language: English, French and Spanish

This session examines research on the arts and art worlds as ways of engaging controversies and discourse related to cultural conflict. Papers are encouraged that present empirical research and study how artists, artistic works or artistic initiatives movements tackle socio-political or economic strife (such as violent demonstrations) or respond to natural or man-made disasters (like tsunamis) or grapple with humanitarian issues (such as armed conflict and massive displacement). How have creators, mediators or audiences used the arts to confront inequalities or reddress cultural trauma?  How have the arts served to promote social action, resistance or recovery?
Session Organizer:
Jan MARONTATE, Professor, Canada
Oral Presentations
Narcocorrido: Análisis De Un Discurso Musical De Violencia y Poder
Omar CERRILLO, Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Morelos, Mexico
The Power of Healing:Art Workshops in Select Prisons of West Bengal
Nayanee BASU, San Diego State University, USA
Hearts and Minds: The Experience of the War and Speechs.
Marcus REPA, Sao Paulo University, Brazil
Distributed Papers
The Illusion of Art? Cultural Activism, Violence, and Symbolic Subversion
Edgar GUERRA, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, CIDE A.C., Mexico
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