The Art of Being Many

Towards a New Theory and Practice of Gathering

Since 2010 we have witnessed new ways of assembling, which have made the word »democracy« sound important again. These practices may not have led to the political changes we had hoped for. Nevertheless, we are convinced of their importance. This book wants to acknowledge them as a starting point for a new art of being many: The »many« invoke new concepts of collectivity by renegotiating their modes of participation and (self-)presentation and by rewriting rhetorical, choreographical, and material scripts of assembling. This volume is inspired and informed by the square-occupations and neighborhood assemblies of the »real democracy« movements as well as by recent explorations of the assembly form in performance art and participatory theatre.

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2016-06-15, 288 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-3313-9

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geheimagentur, Hamburg, Germany

Martin Jörg Schäfer

Martin Jörg Schäfer, Universität Hamburg, Deutschland

Vassilis S. Tsianos

Vassilis S. Tsianos, University of Applied Sciences Kiel, Germany

Book title
The Art of Being Many Towards a New Theory and Practice of Gathering
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
288
Features
kart., zahlr. Abb.
ISBN
978-3-8376-3313-9
DOI
Commodity Group
1510
BIC-Code
JFC JPWF
BISAC-Code
SOC022000 POL003000
THEMA-Code
JBCC JPWG
Release date
2016-06-15
Edition
1
Topics
Sozialität, Kultur, Zivilgesellschaft
Readership
Sociology, Cultural Studies, Media Studies, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Theatre Studies, Performance Studies, Citizenship Studies, Curatorial Studies
Keywords/Tags
Art, Activism, Democracy, Assembly, Politics, Culture, Civil Society, Social Relations, Cultural Studies, Social Movements

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