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Buser, Michael, Bonura, Carlo, Fannin, Maria and Boyer, Kate (2013) 'Cultural Activism and the Politics of Place-Making.' City: analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action, 17 (5). pp. 606-627.

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Abstract

In this paper, we explore the relationship between creative practice, activism and urban place-making by considering the role they play in the construction of meaning in urban spaces. Through an analysis of two activist groups based in Stokes Croft, Bristol (UK), we argue that cultural activism provides new political prospects within the wider context of global capitalism through the cultivation of a shared aesthetics of protest. By cultivating aspects of shared history and a mutual enthusiasm for creative practice as a form of resistance, Stokes Croft has emerged as a ‘space of nurturance’ for creative sensibilities. However, we note how Stokes Croft as an autonomous space remains open-ended and multiple for activists interested in promoting different visions of social justice.

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Legacy Departments > Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > Department of Politics and International Studies
ISSN: 13604813
Copyright Statement: © 2013 Taylor & Francis. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in City on 22 Oct 2013, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/13604813.2013.827840
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.1080/13604813.2013.827840
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2016 10:54
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/22672
Related URLs: http://www.tand ... 813.2013.827840

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