By Edward J. McCaughan
McCaughan argues that the social strength of activist artists emanates from their skill to impress humans to determine, imagine, and act in leading edge methods. Artists, he claims, support to create visible languages and areas in which activists can think and practice new collective identities and varieties of significant citizenship. The artists' paintings that he discusses is still important today—in pursuits difficult fuller democratic rights and social justice for operating humans, ladies, ethnic groups, immigrants, and sexual minorities all through Mexico and the USA. Integrating insights from scholarship at the cultural politics of illustration with structural analyses of particular historic contexts, McCaughan expands our realizing of social movements.
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Art and Social Movements: Cultural Politics in Mexico and Aztlán by Edward J. McCaughan