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dc.contributor.authorVanderford, Audrey L.
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-22T19:23:03Z
dc.date.available2011-11-22T19:23:03Z
dc.date.issued2000-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1794/11764
dc.descriptionxi, 112 p. : ill. A print copy of this title is available through the UO Libraries under the call number: KNIGHT PN6149.P64 V36 2000en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines the performance of political pranks by contemporary radical activists and anarchists. Pranks, used symbolically to subvert authority and collapse hierarchy, have become important tools for grassroots political movements. Activists utilize pranks as a form of "culture jamming" to undermine, humiliate, and educate. This thesis documents political pranks pulled by Earth First!, the Yippies, the Biotic Baking Brigade, and the Eugene Anarchists for Torrey (EAT) Campaign to show how pranks are performed and narrated within anarchist subcultures. Drawing on cultural and performance studies, as well as on anarchist theories, this thesis demonstrates how pranks can become performances of resistance and criticism that disrupt the status quo.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipCommittee in charge: Dr. Daniel N. Wojcik, Chair; Dr. Suzanne Clark; Dr. Carol Silvermanen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Oregonen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesUniversity of Oregon theses, Interdisciplinary Studies : Folklore Program, M.A., 2000;
dc.subjectPractical jokes -- Political aspectsen_US
dc.subjectPolitical satire -- History and criticismen_US
dc.subjectAnarchism -- Historyen_US
dc.titlePolitical pranks : the performance of radical humoren_US
dc.title.alternativePerformance of radical humoren_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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