Introduction to The Aesthetics of Global Protest: Visual Culture and Communication

Aidan McGarry, Itir Erhart, Hande Eslen-Ziya, Olu Jenzen, Umut Korkut

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Abstract

Protest movements are struggles to be seen and to be heard. In the last 60 years protest movements around the world have mobilized against injustices and inequalities to bring about substantial sociocultural, sociopolitical, and socio-economic changes. Whilst familiar repertoires of action persist, such as strikes, demonstrations, and occupations of public space, the landscape is very different from 60 years ago when the so-called ‘new social movements’ emerged. We need to take stock of the terrain of protest movements, including dramatic developments in digital technologies and communication, the use of visual culture by protestors, and the expression of democracy. This chapter introduces the volume and explains how aesthetics of protest are performative and communicative, constituting a movement through the performance of politics.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Aesthetics of Global Protest
Subtitle of host publicationVisual Culture and Communication
EditorsAidan McGarry, Itir Erhart, Hande Eslen-Ziya, Olu Jenzen, Umut Korkut
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherAmsterdam University Press
Pages15-35
ISBN (Electronic)9789048544509
ISBN (Print)9789463724913
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Publication statusPublished - 9 Dec 2019

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    McGarry, A., Erhart, I., Eslen-Ziya, H., Jenzen, O., & Korkut, U. (2019). Introduction to The Aesthetics of Global Protest: Visual Culture and Communication. In A. McGarry, I. Erhart, H. Eslen-Ziya, O. Jenzen, & U. Korkut (Eds.), The Aesthetics of Global Protest: Visual Culture and Communication (pp. 15-35). Amsterdam University Press. https://doi.org/10.5117/9789463724913