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By Mary Schmidt, Randy Martin

ISBN-10: 0203960440

ISBN-13: 9780203960448

ISBN-10: 0415978661

ISBN-13: 9780415978668

Creative Citizenship asks the query: how do humans within the artistic arts arrange for, and perform, civic existence? This quantity, constructed at NYU’s Tisch tuition, identifies the query of inventive citizenship to discover civic identification – the function of the artist in social and cultural phrases. With contributions from many attached to the Tisch university together with: novelist E.L. Doctorow, functionality artist Karen Finley, theatre guru Richard Schechner, and cultural theorist Ella Shohat, this publication is vital to a person excited about arts schooling or the production of public coverage for the humanities.

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2 As noted in the book The War on Our Freedoms: Civil Liberties in an Age of Terrorism, “In each generation America … witnesses a tug of war between the instinct to suppress and the instinct for openness. ”3 Most recently, large corporations and the press have become eager partners with the government in following the instinct to suppress. indb 24 5/19/06 2:29:11 PM Mary Schmidt Campbell • 25 example of a failed effort was the Walt Disney Company’s efforts to keep Michael Moore’s documentary Fahrenheit 9/11 out of the market.

As for the South Bronx, once given up on as forever lost, has long since been rebuilt. Harlem My own experience, when I came to Harlem in 1977, also a ruined community in those days, suggests the institutional potency of the arts. I had the privilege of joining a small army of artists and activists who started out in lofts, converted garages, and church basements in northern Manhattan and over time built world-class cultural institutions that were the lynchpin for the slow transformation of this inner-city community.

Spinola, Julia. “Monstrous Art,” Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, English edition, 25 (September 2001). indb 42 5/19/06 2:29:15 PM 4 Encounters with Censorship1 Ngũgĩ Wa Thiong’o It was a debate about censorship that made me turn to writing. I was sixteen, in the last year of my primary education, and I had just been introduced to Charles Dickens and Robert Louis Stevenson by one of our teachers. I came from a rural community in colonial Kenya, so books were a rare sight in our lives. For me and my friends who were used to oral stories around the fireside in the evenings, it was quite a discovery that people could actually tell stories through writing—such interesting stories, too.

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