Item description for Playing Activists and Dancing Anarchists by Dirk Gindt...
Playing Activists and Dancing Anarchists is a Ph.D. dissertation that aims to analyse men and masculinities in political demonstrations and similar manifestations by conceptualising and analytically approaching such cultural performances as theatrical events. The case studies include: The large peace demonstration in Stockholm in February 2003 against the invasion of Iraq; a street theatre performance by the comedians Kesselofski and Fiske, who argue against the European Monetary Union; four Social Democratic May Day celebrations with former prime minister Gran Persson as the main speaker; two anti-racist demonstrations, one of which leads to a violent street battle between activists and a riot police squad. The book proposes Performance Studies as a relevant means of examining gender in political live events. The different chapters identify and discuss a broad range of men and masculinities, from a cowboy-politician and a financial shark to dead political father figures and masked collectives of martyrs. While violence is a central theme of the study, it also shows the growing resistance offered by feminist activists, performers and musicians.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.61" Width: 6.69" Height: 0.78" Weight: 1.33 lbs.
Release Date Feb 22, 2008
Publisher VDM Verlag Dr. Mueller e.K.
ISBN 3836464802 ISBN13 9783836464802
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