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    Cultural Activism

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    Cultural Activism In our society we have the convenience of technology--computers, television (the media, film, and video), and other means of communication with the general public. Our society has developed ways to convey ideas and beliefs through the use of technology. In other parts of the world, there are still some societies that are not aware of this technology that our society embraces. However, the growth of technology will soon reach and combine with "traditional" cultural societies

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    Cultural Activism and Culture Jamming

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    Cultural Activism and Culture Jamming Cultural activism is not quite the same as traditional political activism. Within the sphere of traditional activism, there are issues like war, nuclear power, abortion and standard organizational principals and consciousness-raising strategies. Cultural activism (and more specifically culture jamming), in many ways goes beyond traditional strategies that have typified political action concentrating on issues like distribution and the public nature of art

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    Early 1900's Analysis

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    Equality for all is a concept many have difficulty accepting. However, Canada’s society has advanced far from the exclusive actions of the past and has grown to become a “cultural mosaic.” The many individuals and activist groups who have advocated fearlessly for equal human rights are credited for their outspoken manner and the change Canada underwent during the early 1900’s. Whether successful or not, these activist leaders forced the Canadian government to address social inequality as well as

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    Non-violent activism has played a critical role in several transitions from authoritarianism like, the withering away of the Soviet Union and the Apartheid in South Africa. For many activists, non-violent action has become an effective way to achieve social or political goals. Peter Ackerman and Christopher Kruegler, the authors of “Strategic Nonviolent Conlfict: The Dynamics of People Power in the Twentieth Century,” mention how the appearance of non-violent action as a weapon of choice in resolving

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    Rebel Chicano Art Front

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    In Sacramento, California an artistic cultural movement initially named the Rebel Chicano Art Front (RCAF) was founded to generate a sense of pride of indigenous culture during the Chicano Civil Rights Movement. The Rebel Chicano Art Front was created in 1969 by José Montoya and Esteban Villa. Villa and Montoya were originally part of a group called the Mexican American Liberation Art Front (MALA-F). The Rebel Chicano Art front name was a tribute to the previous MALA-F which they adopted their ideas

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    The case of adbusters. Psychology & Marketing: Wiley, 19(2), 127-148. Sandlin, J. A. (2007). Popular culture, cultural resistance, and anticonsumption activism: An exploration of culture jamming as critical education. Wiley InterScience, 115, 73-82. Sandlin, J. A., & Milam, J. L. (2008). “Mixing pop (culture) and politics”: Cultural resistance, culture jamming, and anti-consumption activism as critical public pedagogy. Wiley Periodicals Inc., 38(3), 323-350. Sommer, J. (2012, December 22). The war

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    the key developments of social movements mainly in North America, one could argue that some of the information might have little relevance to one’s experiences coming from the Global South. By no means this is said to down play the fact that social activism is rooted and especially prevalent in North America, but rather to problematize the scope of Another Politics that disregards the reality of social transformations which are in vigorous need of pursue in Global South. In “Organizing Now” Dixon outlines

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    In this critical reflective essay I will address how a performance can be used as a mean for activism and I will focus on the different ways of putting it into practice for various causes. I will provide two contradicting examples to unpack the problematics of the usage of theatre activism. Defining activism is important aspect of understanding its complexity: Activism is a vigorous and sometimes aggressive action in pursuing a political or social end” – Microsoft ENCARTA Dictionary (ph.)A theory

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    The Black Arts Movement, 1965 to 1976, was an influential movement for various reasons. The movement is characterized as a set of perspectives about African American cultural making, which presumed that black artists were main authority for the political activism. It additionally announced that the main substantial political end of dark specialists' exertions was liberation from white political and aesthetic force structures. In the same way that white individuals were to be stripped of their entitlement

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    AIDS: Keeping New Queer Cinema Alive

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    What had seemed to be a movement, turned out to be only a moment in the brief years between the late 1980s and early 1990s when the energies of queer theory, the furies of AIDS activism, the legacies of independent and avant-garde filmmaking, and the schisms of postmodern identity politics came together in a bluster of cultural production to form a cinema of its own (Morrison 136). In many ways Rich’s criticism of the cinema is correct, the queer aspect that so brightly shone in films like Poison, Swoon

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