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Author Madison, D. Soyini.

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 Human rights in art.
Human rights -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Performing arts -- Political aspects -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Performing arts -- Social aspects -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Political activists -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Politics and government.
Form Electronic book
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