Introduction: Creative practices/resistant acts

Hussein, Nesreen ORCID: and MacKenzie, Iain (2017) Introduction: Creative practices/resistant acts. Contention: The Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Protest, 5 (1) . pp. 1-13. ISSN 2572-7184 [Article] (doi:10.3167/cont.2017.050102)

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In the opening of this special issue, we invite readers to consider, through the articles presented, how various modes of artistic expression and creative acts of resistance can lead to a better understanding of the nature and implications of political and social revolt, and how a focus on creative practices can be part of the wider debate in a time of uncertainty and unrest. The issue examines the important intersection between creative practices and acts of resistance from an interdisciplinary perspective with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and Mediterranean regions. The introduction aims to frame the problems presented by the sphere of creative practices of resistance and clarify what is at stake with a view to providing impetus for further research into this critical aspect of contentious politics. It concludes by tracing how the general framing of the problems operates within and through the different articles.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Media and Performing Arts > Performing Arts > Theatre Arts group
Item ID: 27490
Notes on copyright: This is a post–peer-review, precopyedited version of an article published in Contention: The Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Protest. The definitive publisher-authenticated version Hussein, N., & MacKenzie, I. (2017). Introduction, Contention, 5(1), 1-13 is available online at:
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Depositing User: Nesreen Hussein
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2019 18:26
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2021 21:12

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