Review of McCaughan, Art and Social Movements
The author describes how Edward J. McCaughan’s Art and Social Movements adds to an exciting body of recent scholarship and exhibitions that reconsiders the role of cultural production, and visual culture in particular, within late twentieth century social movements. This new books enters into a dialogue with earlier works, but it stages a unique intervention in its scope and framework. McCaughan conducts an ambitious comparative analysis between Mexico City-based artists of the student movement of the late 1960s, art practices that emerged in concert with Zapotec activism in Oaxaca, and the diversity of Chicano movement artwork.
book review, art, Latin America
Citation: Social Justice Vol. 42, No. 1 (2015): 141-144