Acts of Activism Human Rights As Radical Performance (Hardcover)
|Author: D. Soyini Madison|
$124.13 + Free Shipping
EARN 125 RAKUTEN SUPER POINTS™
What are Rakuten Super Points™?
Get rewarded when you shop! Earn 1 point per dollar spent. That's like getting cash back on every purchase. Easy to see matured points in checkout. Use points just like cash.Learn More
CONDITION: Brand New
|*Author: Madison, D. Soyini *Series Title: Theatre and Performance Theory *Subtitle: Human Rights As Radical Performance *Publication Date: 2010/03/31 *Number of Pages: 322 *Binding Type: Hardcover *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 6.00 *Height: 9.25|
From the Publisher:
Madison presents the neglected yet compelling and necessary story of local activists in South Saharan Africa who employ modes of performance as tactics of resistance and intervention in their day-to-day struggles for human rights. The dynamic relationship between performance and activism are illustrated in three case studies: Act One presents a battle between tradition and modernity as the bodies of African women are caught in the cross-fire. Act Two focuses on 'water democracy' as activists fight for safe, accessible public water as a human right. Act Three examines the efficacy of street performance and theatre for development in the oral histories of Ghanaian gender activists. Unique to this book is the continuing juxtaposition between the everyday performances of local activism and their staged enactments before theatre audiences in Ghana and the USA. Madison beautifully demonstrates how these disparate sites of performance cohere in the service of rights, justice, and activism.