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Toward a Performative Elision of the Intelligible Public: Pussy Riot, Riot Grrrl, and Race Riots

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Using Judith Butler’s theory of performative subversion, this thesis investigates moments where subaltern political engagement happens outside of decorous political channels. With a heavy focus on Dick Hebdige’s bricolage, the work argues that commodification works against such moments. Investigating Riot Grrrl, Pussy Riot and the death of Eric Garner, this thesis concludes that resistance’s possibilities sit in the refusal of the reproduction of societally sanctioned contingent realities.
subject
Gender
Performative Subversion
Performativity
Race
Resistance
Subaltern
contributor
Bedsole, Nathan Henry (author)
Atchison, Jarrod (committee chair)
Breckenridge, Saylor (committee member)
date
2015-06-23T08:35:44Z (accessioned)
2015-06-23T08:35:44Z (available)
2015 (issued)
degree
Communication (discipline)
identifier
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/57123 (uri)
language
en (iso)
publisher
Wake Forest University
title
Toward a Performative Elision of the Intelligible Public: Pussy Riot, Riot Grrrl, and Race Riots
type
Thesis

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