Humour in Political Activism: Creative Nonviolent Resistance (1st ed. 2016)
By: Majken Sorensen (author)Hardback
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book analyses how humour in political activism contributes to facilitating
outreach, mobilisation and the sustaining of cultures of resistance. Drawing
on examples of attention-grabbing stunts from around the world, Humour in
Political Activism demonstrates how they succeed in turning relations of
power upside down.
ambiguity and unpredictability of humour, Sorensen argues, makes it difficult
to respond to this form of political activism when it is performed in
public. Humorous political stunts can therefore challenge state power,
help influence changes in law and make significant contributions to the
conversations about how societies should be organised.
book also investigates the potential risks and limitations of using humour in
nonviolent action and what makes humour unique compared with other forms of
non-humorous political activism.
Majken Jul Sorensen is an Honorary Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the University of Wollongong, Australia. She has published on nonviolent resistance, social movements, humorous political activism, peaceful societies and female conscientious objectors.
Introduction.- 1. Humour and Pockets of Resistance.- 2. Humorous Political Stunts from around the World.- 3. Facilitating Outreach, Mobilisation and a Culture of Resistance.- 4. Confronting the State through Humorous Political Activism.- 5. Dilemmas and Risks in Humorous Political Activism.- 6. Humorous Political Stunts and a Theory of Nonviolent Action.- Conclusion
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1st ed. 2016
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