Art As a Vehicle for Social Change

Katie Betka, Betka (2013) Art As a Vehicle for Social Change. Undergraduate thesis, Fort Lewis College.

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    Abstract

    Art is a subjective term to many people. It can have a multitude of meanings ranging from purely aesthetic to a form of therapy, historical reference, or advertising. Without art, our world would look very different. It would not only look so, but it would be different as well. In addition to its ability to make a personal impact, art has served as an aid to political revolutions, social change, and community based transformations. The subject of art is typically not the first thing that comes to mind when these topics are brought up, but it holds a magnitude of power when attempting to make a change. In this chapter, I propose to show the reader various ways in which art has been used historically as a tool in social movements.

    Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
    Created by Student or Faculty: Student
    Subjects: School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences > Art
    Community Based Learning and Research
    School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
    School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences > Sociology
    Depositing User: Jennifer Stark
    Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2013 13:26
    Last Modified: 26 Apr 2013 13:26
    URI: http://eprints.fortlewis.edu/id/eprint/161


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