Political Aesthetics Of Global Protest

Political Aesthetics of Global Protest
Publisher Edinburgh University Press
Release Date
Category Political Science
Total Pages 448
ISBN 9780748693504
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From Egypt to India, and from Botswana to London, worker, youth and middle class rebellions have taken on the political and bureaucratic status quo. When most people can no longer earn a decent wage, they pit themselves against the privilege of small, wealthy and often corrupt elites. A remarkable feature of the protests from the Arab Spring onwards has been the salience of images, songs, videos, humour, satire and dramatic performances. This collection explores the central role the aesthetic played in energising the massive mobilisations of young people, the disaffected, the middle classes and the apolitical silent majority. Discover how it fuelled solidarities and alliances among democrats, workers, trade unions, civil rights activists and opposition parties.

Political Aesthetics of Global Protest
  • Author : Pnina Werbner
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-07-30

From Egypt to India, and from Botswana to London, worker, youth and middle class rebellions have taken on the political and bureaucratic status quo. When most people can no longer earn a decent wage, they pit themselves against the privilege of small, wealthy and often corrupt elites. A remarkable feature

The Political Aesthetics of Global Protest
  • Author : Martin Webb,Kathryn Spellman-Poots
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Release Date : 2014

Unnumbered sequence includes: Timeline of the global protests, 2010-13.

The Aesthetics of Global Protest
  • Author : Aidan McGarry,Itir Erhart,Hande Eslen-Ziya,Olu Jenzen,Umut Korkut
  • Publisher : Amsterdam University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-12-06

Protestors across the world use aesthetics in order to communicate their ideas and ensure their voices are heard. This book looks at protest aesthetics, which we consider to be the visual and performative elements of protest, such as images, symbols, graffiti, art, as well as the choreography of protest actions

Theaters of Citizenship
  • Author : Sonali Pahwa
  • Publisher : Northwestern University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-04-15

Theaters of Citizenship investigates independent Egyptian performance practices from 2004 to 2014 to demonstrate how young dramatists staged new narratives of citizenship outside of state institutions, exploring rights claims and enacting generational identity. Using historiography, ethnography, and performance analysis, the book traces this avant-garde from the theater networks of the late Hosni

Aesthetics and World Politics
  • Author : R. Bleiker
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2009-08-28

This book presents one of the first systematic assessments of aesthetic insights into world politics. It examines the nature of aesthetic approaches and outlines how they differ from traditional analysis of politics. The book explores the potential and limits of aesthetics through a series of case studies on language and

International Politics and Performance
  • Author : Jenny Edkins,Adrian Kear
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-11-07

In recent years we have witnessed an increasing convergence of work in International Politics and Performance Studies around the troubled, and often troubling, relationship between politics and aesthetics. Whilst examination of political aesthetics, aesthetic politics, and politics of aesthetic practice has been central to research in both disciplines for some

Political Street Art
  • Author : Holly Eva Ryan
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2016-12-08

Recent global events, including the ‘Arab Spring’ uprisings, Occupy movements and anti-austerity protests across Europe have renewed scholarly and public interest in collective action, protest strategies and activist subcultures. We know that social movements do not just contest and politicise culture, they create it too. However, scholars working within international

Visual Global Politics
  • Author : Roland Bleiker
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-02-13

We live in a visual age. Images and visual artefacts shape international events and our understanding of them. Photographs, film and television influence how we view and approach phenomena as diverse as war, diplomacy, financial crises and election campaigns. Other visual fields, from art and cartoons to maps, monuments and

Political Aesthetics
  • Author : Crispin Sartwell
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-03-15

"I suggest that although at any given place and moment the aesthetic expressions of a political system just are that political system, the concepts are separable. Typically, aesthetic aspects of political systems shift in their meaning over time, or even are inverted or redeployed with an entirely transformed effect. You

Arab Spring
  • Author : Kjetil Fosshagen
  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • Release Date : 2014-03-01

The events of the Arab Spring presented a dramatic reconstitution of politics and the public sphere through their aesthetic and performative uses of public space. Mass demonstrations have become a new global political form, grounded in the localization of globalizing processes, institutions, and relationships. This volume delves beneath the seemingly

The Aesthetics and Politics of Global Hunger
  • Author : Anastasia Ulanowicz,Manisha Basu
  • Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2018-02-22

This collection investigates modern imperialist practices and their management of hunger through its punctuated distribution amongst asymmetrically related marginal populations. Drawing on relevant material from Egypt, Ireland, India, Ukraine, and other regions of the globe, The Aesthetics and Politics of Global Hunger is a rigorously comparative study made up of

Art and Activism in the Age of Systemic Crisis
  • Author : Eliza Steinbock,Bram Ieven,Marijke de Valck
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-10-08

This book examines how renewed forms of artistic activism were developed in the wake of the neoliberal repression since the 1980s. The volume shows the diverse ways in which artists have sought to confront systemic crises around the globe, searching for new and enduring forms of building communities and reimagining

The Powers of Sensibility
  • Author : Michael Feola
  • Publisher : Northwestern University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-07-15

The Powers of Sensibility: Aesthetic Politics through Adorno, Foucault, and Rancière explores the role aesthetic resources can play in an emancipatory politics. Michael Feola engages both critical theory and unruly political movements to challenge familiar anxieties about the intersection of politics and aesthetics. He shows how perception, sensibility, and

Queer Political Performance and Protest
  • Author : Benjamin Shepard
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2009-09-10

From the birth of the Gay Liberation through the rise of the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) in 1987, the global justice movement in 1994, the largest day of antiwar protest in world history in February 2003, the Republican National Convention protests in August 2004, and the massive immigrant rights rallies in

Global Cultures of Contestation
  • Author : Esther Peeren,Robin Celikates,Jeroen de Kloet,Thomas Poell
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-11-30

This book guides the reader through the many complications and contradictions that characterize popular contestation today, focusing on its socio-political, cultural, and aesthetic dimensions. The volume recognizes that the same media and creative strategies can be used to pursue very different causes, as the anti-gay marriage Manif Pour Tous movement