This article examines the context of political life in the United States during the Barack Obama administration, especially as related to right-wing assaults on a progressive political agenda. It also presents an argument for a new performative cultural politics; that is, an interventionist project informed by and committed to acts of activism in the pursuit of a politics of possibility. It concludes by outlining the prevailing lines of inquiry organizing such a project of the critical imagination: that of theory, politics, and performance.
- Barack Obama
- cultural politics
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cultural Studies
- Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)