Transitions in Art, Culture and Politics
Sandra Ponzanesi, Kathrin Thiele, Domitilla Olivieri, Eva Midden, Trude Oorschot
Edited in honour of the retirement of Emeritus Professor of Art, Culture and Diversity Rosemarie Buikema, Transitions in Art, Culture and Politics focusses on the role of art, culture and politics in transitions and the struggle for social justice.
Sometimes the transitions and the struggle for social justice are traumatic and violent processes as in the case of post-apartheid South Africa. In other cases, as in Europe, they involve long-standing histories that are multi-directionally linked to colonialism, holocaust, and totalitarianism. The authors explore intersectional issues of transition and social change in conjunction with broader debates on the role of democracy, citizenship, and human rights. In doing so, they engage with the work of feminist scholar Rosemarie Buikema.