Acts of Activism (Theatre and Performance Theory) by Madison

By Madison

Madison provides the missed but compelling and beneficial tale of neighborhood activists in South Saharan Africa who hire modes of functionality as strategies of resistance and intervention of their day by day struggles for human rights. The dynamic courting among functionality and activism are illustrated in 3 case experiences: Act One provides a conflict among culture and modernity because the our bodies of African ladies are stuck within the cross-fire. Act specializes in 'water democracy' as activists struggle for secure, obtainable public water as a human correct. Act 3 examines the efficacy of road functionality and theatre for improvement within the oral histories of Ghanaian gender activists. particular to this ebook is the continued juxtaposition among the typical performances of neighborhood activism and their staged enactments earlier than theatre audiences in Ghana and the us. Madison superbly demonstrates how those disparate websites of functionality cohere within the carrier of rights, justice, and activism.

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