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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Alternatively, work of this kind may serve to re-examine some of the stereotypes
that have shaped past histories of women and of the women's movement (Holton,
S. 1996); or to demonstrate the enormous variation encompassed by categories ...
the 1860s to the transnational movement to abolish slavery earlier in the century (
Midgley 1992; Holton, S. 1994a, 1994b); ... The importance of Unitarian and
Quaker women to the leadership of the British women's movement has long been
So, she too not only helped establish local committees and societies in Scotland
to promote a range of women's rights demands, but played a part also in the
metropolitan councils of the movement. She and her sister provided, then, a link ...
Such material also suggests that this circle saw itself as a radical ginger group
within the leadership of the women's movement, though again it does not appear
as such in the formal records of organisations, in movement literature, or in the ...
The Bright circle, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and the British women's movement, in
C. Daley, and M. Nolan (eds.) Suffrage and Beyond: International Feminist
Perspectives. Auckland: Auckland University Press. —. 1996. Suffrage Days.