Performing Global Networks
Karen Fricker, Ronit Lentin
Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Mar 26, 2009 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 240 pages
Networks are everywhere: from migrant organisations to information technology, from business to social movements, from international governance to global non-governmental organisations, from theatrical collectives to fan clubs, from memory sites to narrative circles. The portmanteau terms networks, and more specifically, global networks, seem to have become the mots du jour in contemporary cultural and social studies. But what cultural, social and political work do global networks accomplish: what is the work of these networks?
This path-breaking collection follows Graeme Thompson’s rallying cry for a clearer analytical approach to the ways in which networks are ‘enacted, assembled, conducted, and performed.’ In its thirteen chapters, scholars from a variety of fields – sociology, theatre and performance studies, peace studies, history, and musicology – as well as social and cultural activists, explore the multiple meanings of global networks and performance.
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Priscilla Bright McLaren's step-daughter, Agnes, was also active in women's
rights campaigns and was among the first women ... So by the 1870s, the reach
of the Priestman-Bright circle extended from the south west of England to the
heart of ...
Priestman Bright (later Clark) and her Priestman and Bright aunts, for example,
came about in part because of the early death of her mother: her care and
education rendered her in effect the hub of this family circle in its early years.
Priestman-Bright circle attended the meeting and two, the sisters Mary Priestman
and Margaret Tanner, became the principal honorary officers of this body, as
secretary and treasurer respectively. Their contribution was very much in the '
Moreover, Cady Stanton's letters and reminiscences make clear that she found
the Priestman-Bright circle of suffragists congenial because of their standing as
radicals, for example, in their support of more inclusive formulations of the
He, too, found friendship and hospitality among members of the Priestman-Bright
circle, and especially the Clark and Impey families, when he travelled to Britain to
lobby for the retention of black voting rights in the Cape within the constitution ...