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stephen duncombe02-25-22 The Art of Activism: Stephen Duncombe

Here, in dazzling red and black words and pictures, is an all-purpose guide that shows how to bring about effective social change by combining the emotional power of the arts with the strategic planning of activism. Join the co-founders of the Center for Artistic Activism as they draw lessons from pop culture and mainstream marketing, delve into explorative teachings on ethics and evaluation, and set out the promises and pitfalls of the creative process and utopian thinking. The Art of Activism brings together the authors’ extensive practical knowledge—gleaned from over a decade’s experience training activists around the world—with theoretical insights from fields as far-ranging as cultural studies and cognitive science.

Steve Duncombe is the coauthor of THE ART OF ACTIVISM: Your All-Purpose Guide to Making the Impossible Possible. He is a lifelong activist and is currently a professor of Media and Culture at New York University, where he has won numerous awards for his teaching. He has published six books and countless articles on the intersection of culture and politics. Find out more about his work at

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