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"Voicing Dissent: American Artists and the War on Iraq"
By Violaine Roussel, Bleuwenn Lechaux

Series: Routledge Studies in Law, Society and Popular Culture
List Price: $95.00, ISBN: 978-0-415-80058-7
Binding: Hardback, Published by: Routledge
Publication Date: 16/12/2009, Pages: 363

"Voicing Dissent" presents a unique and original series of interviews with American artists (including the Guerilla Girls, Tony Shalhoub, Shepard Fairey, Sean Astin, and many others) who have voiced their opposition to the war in Iraq. Following Pierre Bourdieu's example, these discussions are approached sociologically and provide a thorough analysis of the relationships between arts and politics as well as the limits and conditions of political speech and action. These painters and graphic artists, musicians, actors, playwrights, theatre directors and filmmakers reveal their perceptions of politics, war, security and terrorism issues, the Middle East, their experiences with activism, as well as their definition of the artist's role and their practice of citizenship...

From table of contents: 6.3. Sean Astin: Hollywood, Politics and Power

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