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Author Madison, D. Soyini, author.

Title Acts of activism : human rights as radical performance / by D. Soyini Madison
Published Cambridge ; New York, N.Y. : Cambridge University Press, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 322 pages) : illustrations
Series Theatre and performance theory
Theatre and performance theory.
Contents Is it a human being or a girl? -- Water rites/rights -- Acts of activism
Summary 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 and social justice. The dynamic relationships between performance and activism are illustrated in three case studies
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-317) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Performing arts -- Social aspects -- Africa, Sub-Saharan
Performing arts -- Political aspects -- Africa, Sub-Saharan
Human rights -- Africa, Sub-Saharan
Human rights in art.
Political activists -- Africa, Sub-Saharan
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture.
Human rights in art
Human rights
Performing arts -- Political aspects
Performing arts -- Social aspects
Political activists
Politics and government
Politik
Menschenrecht
Performance K√ľnste
Aktivist
Darstellende Kunst.
Menschenrecht.
Politik.
Theater.
Politisches Theater.
Soziale Gerechtigkeit.
SUBJECT Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Politics and government. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85001682
Subject Sub-Saharan Africa
Ghana
Afrika.
Genre/Form Case studies
Form Electronic book
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