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Acts of Activism Human Rights as Radical Performance

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ISBN-10: 0521519225

ISBN-13: 9780521519229

Edition: 2010

Authors: D. Soyini Madison

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Book details

List price: $168.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/14/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 0.98" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

D. Soyini Madison is professor of Performance Studies and Anthropology, and served as Interim Director of the Program in African Studies at Northwestern University. She is the author of Acts of Activism: Human Rights as Radical Performance (2010, Cambridge UP) and the co-editor with Judith Hamera of the SAGE Handbook of Performance Studies (2006, SAGE). Madison lived in West Africa as a Senior Fulbright Scholar and has conducted field research over the past ten years on the performance tactics of local human rights activists in Ghana.

List of illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Is it a human being or a girl?
Watching So Minutes
Deep particularities
Klikor, the sage, and the chief
Graduation day
Water rites/rights
"Then do it!"
The sense of being present
The aim to provoke
Who am I in all this?
Acts of activism
The white girl upstairs
Don't cry, wail
I am an activist
Narrating Theatre for Development
Epilogue
Appendices: Scripts
Is it a human being or a girl?
Water rites
Bibliography
Index