Book Review of Creative Justice: Cultural Industries, Work and Inequality by Mark Banks

  • Johanna K. Taylor Arizona State University

Abstract

In Creative Justice: Cultural Industries, Work and Inequality Mark Banks seeks to meet a need with a critical discourse of justice within the cultural industries that calls attention to pervasive injustices that need to be addressed. Throughout this tightly framed and argued book, Banks unpacks the depth of how systemic inequalities impact and are entangled in the cultural industries.

Author Biography

Johanna K. Taylor, Arizona State University

Johanna K. Taylor is an assistant professor at The Design School affiliated with the Herberger Institute’s transdisciplinary Creative Enterprise and Cultural Leadership MA program. She received a doctorate in public and urban policy at The New School in 2016 and master's in arts management at Carnegie Mellon in 2007. She has taught classes in community engagement, cultural policy, urban studies, socially engaged art, and urban research methods. Her work is grounded in a core value of art as catalyzing force in advancing justice in daily life, and her research explores questions of cultural equity through the intersection of art, community, policy, and place. Currently, she is working on a book that explores the power and opportunity behind art museums implementing community engaged practices. As an arts administrator and programmer, she worked at the Vera List Center for Art and Politics, BRIC Arts|Media, and A Blade of Grass among other organizations. Before joining ASU, she was a Creative Cities Fellow at Stanford University.

Scales of justice. Attribution: <p style="font-size: 0.9rem;font-style: italic;"><a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/34534185@N00/114518457">"Scales of Justice Courts-1+"</a><span>by <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/34534185@N00">Sheba_Also 15.6 Million Views</a></span> is licensed under <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/?ref=ccsearch&atype=html" style="margin-right: 5px;">CC BY-SA 2.0</a><a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/?ref=ccsearch&atype=html" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="display: inline-block;white-space: none;opacity: .7;margin-top: 2px;margin-left: 3px;height: 22px !important;"><img style="height: inherit;margin-right: 3px;display: inline-block;" src="https://search.creativecommons.org/static/img/cc_icon.svg" /><img style="height: inherit;margin-right: 3px;display: inline-block;" src="https://search.creativecommons.org/static/img/cc-by_icon.svg" /><img style="height: inherit;margin-right: 3px;display: inline-block;" src="https://search.creativecommons.org/static/img/cc-sa_icon.svg" /></a></p>
Published
2018-01-01
Section
Book Reviews