Black Bodies That Matter: Corporeality in the Movement for Black Lives
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University of North Carolina at Charlotte
The purpose of this research project is to merge discourses concerning performance studies, dance theory, and the use of bodies in the Movement for Black Lives. Protest descriptions may include demographic information of participants, but they almost never include information about how the participants’ bodies take up space during the action. Information about bodies occupying spaces is important to this research. I argue that an analysis of the Movement for Black Lives, without considering the body, is incomplete. I offer an analysis of how the bodies of Black and trans people perform direct action tactics in the movement so as to gather a more accurate understanding of what is at stake for Black trans people. Bodies and physical movement are important aspects of social movements because they are the framework and the site for how we understand them.
BLACK LIVES MATTERQUEERTRANS
Ethics & Applied Philosophy
Pitts, AndreaAmin, TakiyahAlterowitz, Gretchen
Thesis (M.A.)--University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2016.
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