Abstract

This article examines feminist performance activism in the context of the contemporary anti-war movement. Using data gathered through ethnographic participant observation, formal and informal interviews, and content analysis from October 2002 through January 2005, this article describes and analyzes the use of performance activism by three women's anti-war groups as an activist repertoire used to challenge cultural assumptions about gender. This paper argues that these groups used a combination of norm-embracing and norm-challenging performance elements to integrate gender into the anti-war agenda and promote a feminist ideology among fellow protesters and suggests that different combinations were more or less effective.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2151-7371
Print ISSN
2151-7363
Pages
pp. 89-105
Launched on MUSE
2007-04-06
Open Access
No
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