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Introduction: Dissenting Lives


Collett, A and Simoes da Silva, T, Introduction: Dissenting Lives, Dissenting Lives, Routledge, Collett, A and Simoes da Silva, T (ed), New York, pp. 1-11. ISBN 9781138810112 (2015) [Research Book Chapter]

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Dissent is most memorable when it is public, explosive, dramatically enacted. Yet quiet dissent is no less effective as a methodical unstitching of social and political mores, rules and regulations. Success depends, perhaps, less on intensity than on determination, and while Margaretta Jolly makes no such distinction when she refers to 'persistent dissenters' in her contribution to this collection, much of the writing she examines falls into the latter category. Moreover, although many persistent dissenters often gain an iconic status, most live dissent in the fabric of their ordinary lives.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:dissent, history, society
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Cultural studies
Research Field:Cultural studies not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Other culture and society
Objective Field:Other culture and society not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Simoes da Silva, T (Professor Tony Simoes da Silva)
ID Code:107367
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:School of Humanities
Deposited On:2016-03-11
Last Modified:2018-03-13

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