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About this book
As the political terrain continues to change, people organize, communicate, and participate in different ways than they used to. Social Change and Creative Activism in the 21st Century shows social activism has got a creative new edge that is blurring the boundaries between artist and activist, and pop, prank, and protest. Harrebye explores how the artistic activist is pushing the boundaries of the known repertoire of resistance and dialogue by not only demonstrating against the status quo but also demonstrating how the world can be different. This book connects the dots from smaller, covert campaigns to political campaigns, social movements and conventional party politics, and asks how provoked moments of disruption or clarity can fuse resistance and lead to social movement. This book is a large-scale study of global creative activism that does not celebrate these new social actors as bearers of better societal alternatives, but explores how they facilitate the cultivation of such alternatives.