research product . 2020

Afro-Latinx Futurism: A History of Black and Brown Arts from 1781–2018

Rodriguez, Kaelyn Danielle;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2020
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
Abstract
This dissertation project identifies the anti-colonial and anti-racist traditions that Black and Brown Angelenos have created, specifically the artworks expressing cultural pride and solidarity with each other. While other scholars have looked at Black and Latina/o/x Los Angeles together, few have looked at the trends and traditions within visual culture and art history. This particular intervention is historical, but also builds from the contemporary moment we live in, where underpaid school teachers have been striking en masse, where women are proclaiming #TimesUp, where Black Lives Matter is ushering perhaps the largest social movement in U.S. history, and st...
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free text keywords: Art history, Ethnic studies, Geography, African American and Latinx solidarity, Afro-Latinx futurism, freedom dreaming, Los Angeles
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