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Boundaries of Dissent
Protest and State Power in the Media Age

Published by Routledge in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

Boundaries of Dissent looks at the way that political protest, as it is shaped through the space-time collapsing power of media, questions national identity and state authority. Through this lens of protest politics, Bruce D'Arcus examines how public and private space is symbolically mediated—the way that power and dissent are articulated in the contemporary media. Along the way, he addresses broader questions about the relationships between contemporary power and identity, citizenship and marginality, and society and geographic space. Further, he sets forth ways to distinguish legitimate protest from illegitimate dissent. In order to accomplish this task, D'Arcus looks at four case studies: the violent protests at the 1968 Democratic convention; the 1973 occupation of the Wounded Knee reservation; the 1999 rescue and subsequent custody battle over Elián González; and the anti-globalization protests in Seattle in 1999 and Québec City in 2001. D'Arcus argues for ways in which to usefully study these cases, demonstrating the way that citizenship is socially constructed and how it is tied to concrete space.

First Sentence

In a whole series of events in the past few decades, political protests have placed national identity and state authority in radical question.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Power and Protest in a Media Age
Spaces of Dissent: Public Space and the Politics of Boundaries
1968: Drawing the Boundaries of Dissent
Wounded Knee: Native Sovereignty and Media Spectacle
Elián González and the Geopolitics of Home
Free Trade and Fences: Globalization and the Politics of Mobilty in Quebec City, 2001
Quarantining Dissent

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Genre Case studies.
Copyright Date 2006


Dewey Decimal Class 303.48/4
Library of Congress HN59 .D38 2005

ID Numbers

Open Library OL3399524M
Internet Archive boundariesdissen00darc
ISBN 10 041594872X, 0415948738
LC Control Number 2005013429
Library Thing 6810654
Goodreads 2429318 1480227



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