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Title: Activism and the power of humour
Contributor(s): Branagan, Martin  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2007
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Abstract: This paper uses Australian case studies to demonstrate the continued evolution of the use of humour in environmental, peace, and social justice movements. Drawing from literature on the topic and from personal experiences in activist street-theatre over more than 20 years, I discuss the rationale and motivations behind humorous activism, and note audience reaction and impacts on participants. The paper is reliant on non-violence theory, within the multi-disciplinary paradigm of Peace Studies, in which education is closely linked to the non-violence tenet on ‘conversion’.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Australian Journal of Communication, 34(1), p. 41-54
Publisher: University of Queensland, School of English, Media Studies & Art History
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 0811-6202
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 160805 Social Change
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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