G. Roger Denson: When the Personal Is Made Political: Left Political Art Timeline, 1980-1989
Huffington Post - almost 6 years
This is Part 4 of the Timeline of Left Social and Political Art, 1980-1989. See Part 1, 1900-1944, Part 2, 1945-1966, and Part 3, 1967-1979, on Huffington Post.
It may have been in the 1960s and the 1970s that the American Left enjoyed a tempestuous love affair with the mainstream media, what with its widespread support of Civil Rights, its dissent against the wars in Southeast Asia, and its vibrant counterculture, but it was in the 1980s and 1990s that the Left made deeper and more permanent changes in the fabric of society with regard to gaining substantial ground in terms of the social liberties and political balance gained legislatively, economically and institutionally in the expansion of the racial, gender and sexual emancipation movements. The Left also developed deeper and more nuanced theoretical and cultural productions both in the institutions of higher education and in the arts almost without the notice of the media. It was, after all, the period in which t...
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