"Art and Contestation in the New Century" offers a series of essays by leading artists and thinkers in the field of critical cultural theory that examine the conditions of cultural production in the first decade of the twenty-first century. The book ...
emphasizes the place of culture in the context of neoliberal capitalist restructuring and rethinks postmodern polemics in terms of the possibility of a radical politicization of cultural discourse. Its contribution to current debates addresses the way that authoritarian neoliberal policies have affected the institutions of cultural production and dissemination and thus transformed the terms of criticality. Authors address questions of cultural democracy and oppositionality from a variety of perspectives that are committed to progressive social change.