ATR 78- What Activists Can Learn From Pop Culture – 08/09/2007 – Submit an Audio Comment: 206-203-3983

Carmen interviews Stephen Duncombe, author of the new book Dream: Re-imagining Progressive Politics in an Age of Fantasy. From the book’s description:

What do Paris Hilton, Grand Theft Auto, Las Vegas, and a McDonald’s commercial have in common with progressive politics? Not much. And, as Stephen Duncombe brilliantly argues, this is part of what’s wrong with progressive politics. According to Duncombe, culture—and popular fantasy—can help us define and actualize a new political aesthetic: a kind of dreampolitik, created not simply to further existing progressive political agendas but help us imagine new ones.

Stephen Duncombe teaches the history and politics of media and culture at the Gallatin School of New York University. He is the author of Notes from Underground: Zines and the Politics of Alternative Culture, the editor of the Cultural Resistance Reader, and the co-author of The Bobbed-Haired Bandit. He lives in New York City.

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One thought on “ATR 78- What Activists Can Learn From Pop Culture – 08/09/2007 – Submit an Audio Comment: 206-203-3983”

  1. Oops. I apologize for writng SE Asians instead of South Asians in my comment on episode 76. I just moved to SE Portland (in Oregon) and that was on my mind. Peace!

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