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By Aimee Meredith Cox
Published: 24 July 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7537-1
... dance performance activism Black girls and health embodiment Octavia Butler ...
Published: 15 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375128-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7512-8
... Artivists (artist-activists) use performance to intervene in political contexts, struggles, and debates. This chapter gives four brief examples: the role of the body in performance activism; the boundaries between art and activists; evaluating the “efficacy” of performance; and the power...
Published: 24 July 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375371-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7537-1
... in everyday life and formal performing arts intersect, are mutually definitive, and hold the potential for embodied political interventions. dance performance activism Black girls and health embodiment Octavia Butler ...
Book Chapter

By Aimee Meredith Cox
Published: 24 July 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7537-1
... interventions. dance performance activism Black girls and health embodiment Octavia Butler ...
Published: 17 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374169-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7416-9
... of pantyhose and sand channeled feminist concerns. Maren Hassinger relied on industrial materials to elicit a postindustrial message. Houston Conwill created multimedia objects and accompanied them with contemporary rituals, while Nengudi and Hassinger more actively employed video with performance...
Published: 16 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373728-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7372-8
... Chapter 7 analyzes the nude blogging and street protest of the Egyptian Aliaa Elmahdy. It argues that this activism may be read as a performance of rage against the status quo. Elmahdy brought sex to Tahrir Square on her own terms, injecting herself onto the geopolitical scene as a gendered...
Published: 16 February 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375845-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7584-5
... and sustain a culture in which disabled people’s sexuality is ignored and hindered. This attitude, and the policies and practices that emerge from it, is contrasted with the situation in Denmark, where helpers assist people with significant disabilities to perform activities like masturbation or engage in sex...
Series: Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice
Published: 04 March 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374497-017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7449-7
... their individual authenticity, but they characterize their performances as highly unified. Through a close analysis of one performance, this chapter examines improvisational techniques such as active listening, adaptability, code-switching, and reflexivity that can be applied to the broader arena of identity...
Series: Global and Insurgent Legalities
Published: 20 October 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027454-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2745-4
... This chapter is a study of feminist activism nominally designed to “take back the night” as a means to augment women's safety and community. The chapter argues that Take Back the Night protests embrace the significance of night and perform an opposition to Enlightenment norms and institutions...
Published: 01 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375494-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7549-4
... recognizability as a human activity (performance), object (inscription), and sensibility (mode of listening) can work to elevate its conceptual status above scrutiny. This entry highlights how music has been naturalized in three principal ways: as science, as art, and as performance. In relation to sound studies...
Published: 23 February 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478059202-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5920-2
... In the twenty-first century, online viewing and sharing of photographs has become ubiquitous, as evident through images of the 2002 and 2008 candlelight vigils that swept South Korea; this is photography manifested as part of political activism. Continuing the discussion on the event...
Published: 08 March 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478059073-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-9415-9
..., and representation of his music. The chapter focuses on Mingus Ah Um , his 1959 LP that contains at least seventeen splices that removed over eleven minutes of music from the initial performances. Listening historically through the splice exposes Mingus’s larger network of musical entrepreneurs who actively used...
Published: 05 May 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373353-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7335-3
... that is attentive to the imbrication of different forms of activism, their political effects, their transnational links, and attempts by activists to perform beyond the binary. social movements activism and protest participatory democracy civil society, decoloniality ...
Book Chapter

By Mayra Rivera
Published: 16 September 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374930-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7493-0
... relations, taking place through perception, interactions between human beings, and the materialization of human activities in the nonhuman world. The chapter further discusses how social arrangements shape perception, in dialogue with Linda Martín Alcoff. Judith Butler’s description of how bodies...
Published: 05 April 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478059394-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5939-4
... performances. Their research preceded and coincided with the COVID-19 pandemic, when many activities shifted online, creating unexpected challenges and opportunities in the disability arts world. They met with and interviewed artists and activists, attended workshops, rehearsals, performances, and exhibits...
Published: 10 June 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374657-016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7465-7
... In this chapter, John Keene interviews Dancin’ the Down Low creator Jeffrey Q. McCune Jr. McCune discusses his intellectual and artistic trajectory and asserts that his performance work is a form of activism. He contends, for example, that DL men being blamed for the rise of new cases of HIV...
Series: Sign, Storage, Transmission
Published: 18 November 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374695-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7469-5
... tower with a double helix stairway and subsequently rearranged for traditional performance venues) and the 2013 opera-for-headphones production of Christopher Cerrone’s Invisible Cities (performed in the bustle and everyday activity of Los Angeles’s Union Station but delivered to audiences via...
Published: 08 March 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478059073-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-9415-9
... Chapter 2 investigates the jazz industry’s transition to the LP format through the activities of Prestige Records, Bob Weinstock (the label’s owner), and the musicians that this independent label employed. This chapter attends to the commercial infrastructures of the jazz record business through...
Published: 08 May 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375661-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7566-1
... Despite the lack of an explicit political revolution, many American artists of the 1960s were strongly informed by the “social imaginary” of revolution. Their artistic activities can be understood as exemplary expressions of a broader “cultural revolution” in civil society, in tension...
Published: 05 February 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374831-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7483-1
... technologies engender lessons for a political reorientation of trans activism that proceeds in a contingent and fluid relation to transgender rights. morphing Judith Butler queer performativity gender binary transgender rights ...