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Black Arts and the Great Society

Stephen Schryer

in Maximum Feasible Participation: American Literature and the War on Poverty

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781503603677
eISBN:
9781503606081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503603677.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter discusses two Black Arts writers who benefited from War on Poverty patronage: Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones) and Gwendolyn Brooks. In The System of Dante’s Hell and In the Mecca, the two ... More


Maximum Feasible Participation: American Literature and the War on Poverty

Stephen Schryer

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781503603677
eISBN:
9781503606081
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503603677.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Ranging from the 1950s to the present, Maximum Feasible Participation traces the literary legacy of the War on Poverty. After World War II, countercultural and minority writers developed an ... More


Introduction: Maximum Feasible Participation

Stephen Schryer

in Maximum Feasible Participation: American Literature and the War on Poverty

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781503603677
eISBN:
9781503606081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503603677.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Focusing on the African American poet and playwright Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones), the Introduction explores links between 1950s and 1960s process literature and the Community Action Program. Baraka’s ... More


Contemporary Art and the Nature of Site

Amanda Boetzkes

in The Ethics of Earth Art

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665884
eISBN:
9781452946450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665884.003.0002
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

This chapter presents an overview of the evolution of earth art. It recalls works created during the 1960s and 1970s which started to redirect art toward an ecological consciousness, such as Shift by ... More


Jack Kerouac’s Delinquent Art

Stephen Schryer

in Maximum Feasible Participation: American Literature and the War on Poverty

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781503603677
eISBN:
9781503606081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503603677.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter puts the Beat writer Jack Kerouac in conversation with 1950s sociologists and psychologists interested in juvenile delinquency. These social scientists used the delinquent to develop ... More


Challenging Enemy Institutions

Caroline W. Lee

in Do-It-Yourself Democracy: The Rise of the Public Engagement Industry

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199987269
eISBN:
9780190218683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199987269.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Science, Technology and Environment

What does the craft of public engagement facilitation entail? Chapter 3 unpacks the challenges practitioners face in professionalizing the “process arts.” In making the case for expert administration ... More


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