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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...
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...
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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 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 ...
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: 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...
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 ...
Series: Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice
Published: 04 March 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7449-7
... 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 politics, particularly multiculturalism. Canadian philosopher Charles Taylor theorized multiculturalism in terms...
Published: 26 February 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374541-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7454-1
... Corruption provides a new optic onto the Nigerian state. Rather than a set of real-world institutions that approximate Western models, the Nigerian state should be seen as an ideological project of labeling the activities of particular actors as being those of “state” officials. The ideological...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-126
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... activity, and celebrates the prestige of the fraternities which perform their religious devotion through dance. The invitations that the fraternities issue offer striking expressions of collective cultural identity that change with the times. The preferred style in recent years is a movie-format dvd...
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By Nick Salvato
Published: 11 March 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374473-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7447-3
... the blush as a synecdochic sign for the ways in which embarrassment appears in and moves through contemporary scenes of cultural activity, the chapter also locates the value of a specifically critical form of embarrassment in its capacious, reflexive refusal to segregate intellective endeavor from its...
Published: 05 May 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373353-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7335-3
... and mainstream institutions, through demonstrations, land occupations, marches, and other forms of performance or civil disobedience. Analysis of the history and practices of the MMTR illustrates what it means to be a movement-in-democracy, why this form of activism is difficult to achieve, and what might make...