Rethinking the role of the arts in politics: lessons from the Négritude movement

  title={Rethinking the role of the arts in politics: lessons from the N{\'e}gritude movement},
  author={Gemma Bird},
  journal={International Journal of Cultural Policy},
  pages={458 - 470}
  • Gemma Bird
  • Published 7 June 2019
  • Political Science, Sociology
  • International Journal of Cultural Policy
Abstract The arts can be a powerful tool for emancipation, community building and political expression. This article makes the argument that artistic and cultural expression should be viewed by politicians and policy makers as an effective form of political engagement and an important feedback loop for understanding the political dissatisfaction of the electorate. It draws on one particular historical example, the Négritude movement, to highlight the value and strength of cultural movements in… 
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