Abstract

During the late 1990s, participants in Freaknic, the annual black college spring break gathering, were greeted by the Atlanta police in riot gear. Defying the police, women gave impromptu performances, sometimes stripping for participants' cameras. Thompson shows how these performances were a response not only to the city's treatment of Freaknic but also to Atlanta's long history of using force to control race, gender, and class.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1531-4715
Print ISSN
1054-2043
Pages
pp. 24-46
Launched on MUSE
2007-12-03
Open Access
No
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