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Boundaries of Dissent
Protest and State Power in the Media Age

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ISBN 9780415948739
Published November 22, 2005 by Routledge
206 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.



Bruce D'Arcus is Assistant Professor at Miami University (Ohio) and received his Ph.D. from Syracuse University.


"Bruce D'Arcus examines "spectacles of dissent" to re-think how political spaces in the contemporary world are produced, contested and mediated. Crossing disciplinary boundaries, he demonstrates that sophisticated spatial analyses of protests, demonstrations, and riots reveal the political capacity of democratic citizenship and the challenges new media present both for state authorities and political dissidents. Lively, thoughtful, and optimistic, Boundaries of Dissent is a powerful, grounded work of cultural and political theory." -- David Farber Professor of History Temple University Author of Chicago '68 and Taken Hostage