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Bodies in Protest : Hunger Strikes and Angry Music (Hardcover) (Johanna Simu00e9ant & Christophe

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Research on social movements has historically focused on the traditional weapons of the working class, especially labor strikes and street demonstrations—but everyday actions, such as eating or singing, which can also be turned into a means of protest, have yet to be fully explored. An interdisciplinary and comparative history of these modes of action,Bodies in Protest reveals how hunger strikes and music ranging from gospel songs to rock anthems can efficiently convey political messages and mobilize the masses. Common to both approaches, the chapters show, is a direct appeal to the emotions and a reliance on the physical, concrete language of the human body.
Number of Pages: 180
Genre: Political Science, Social Science
Sub-Genre: Sociology / General, General
Series Title: Protest and Social Movements
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Author: Johanna Simu00e9ant & Christophe Trau00efni
Language: English
Street Date: August 15, 2016
TCIN: 51402205
UPC: 9789089649331
Item Number (DPCI): 248-19-9875
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