Posters of social movements in Québec (1966 - 2007)
Boyer, Jean-Pierre; Desjardins, Jean; Widgington, David
Publisher: Cumulus Press
Year Published: 2008
Pages: 360pp Price: $32 ISBN: 978-0-9782474-2-3
Resource Type: Book
Cx Number: CX17497
A collection of posters which offer a veritable journey through Quebecs social history and political imagination of the past four decades.
These 659 posters, assembled for the first time in one book, offer a veritable journey through Quebecs social history and political imagination of the past four decades. This book is the result of a collaboration between the founders of the Centre de recherche en imagerie populaire (CRIP) and David Widgington. This collection of union, political, community, feminist, sociocultural and anti-globalization posters brings to our collective memory the popular struggles that have marked the history of social movements in Quebec. It gives a voice to those who, through the strength of their commitment and creativity, have contributed to a more humane, just and democratic world. These images taken from the streets are much more than a mirror of our combined aspirations: they are an invitation to move ever forward. The posters portray demanding, accusatory, irreverent and hopeful actions and offer original sometimes radical proposals on how to improve the lives of our societys downtrodden, mistreated, exploited and marginalized groups and individuals.