© 2004 – Routledge
Across the globe, in liberal democracies where the right to vote is framed as both civil right and civic duty, disillusioned creative activists run for public office on sarcastic, ironic and iconoclastic platforms. With little intention of 'winning' in the conventional sense, they use drag, camp and stand-up comedy to undermine the legitimacy of their opponents and sometimes the electoral system itself.
Electoral Guerilla Theatre explores the recent phenomenon of the satirical election campaign, and questions:
Drawing on extensive archival and ethnographic research this is entertaining, enlightening and informative read that will be invaluable to students working across a variety of disciplines, including performance studies, social science, cultural studies and politics.
'A compelling and urgent read.' – Theatre Journal
'A major contribution to performance studies.' – Modern Drama
'Delightfully written and wonderfully provocative … Valuable reading for any scholar of social movements.' – Mobilization