Abstract

It is possible to look at radical social movements from the perspective of social performance theory; though, being wedded to nonsymbolic and realist methods, few contemporary social scientists would agree. Despite their immensely practical goals, the success of both Chinese Communists and American civil rights protesters depended on achieving performative power, all in the service of dramatically connecting with their audiences. The same can be said for the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1531-4715
Print ISSN
1054-2043
Pages
pp. 14-42
Launched on MUSE
2017-03-08
Open Access
No
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