Acts of activism ↔ politics of possibility: Toward a new performative cultural politics

Michael D. Giardina, Norman K. Denzin

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)319-327
Number of pages9
JournalCultural Studies - Critical Methodologies
Volume11
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2011

Keywords

  • Barack Obama
  • activism
  • cultural politics
  • neoliberalism
  • performance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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