This LibGuide is intended to help you to begin research in critical theory in art and artistic responses in some of the pressing contemporary social issues. The guide introduces related subject headings for specific topics and shows representative reference works, examples of research monographs (books), and online resources.
The Guide is not meant to be exhaustive in its scope but aims to provide a starting point to the vast array of published literature on these subjects. Please note that some topics are grouped together for the sake of convenience in order to present the materials as broadly as possible in the limited space of the LibGuide. These groupings are not meant to be absolute categories.
These materials are useful for a general introduction to topics within the broader theme of art and social justice or critical theory. Call numbers for books listed here are in the reference section on the main floor of the library. Click through to titles you are interested, however, as some are also available in the main collection.