Making Change: Performance and the Workings of the Event

  • Marcela A. FuentesEmail author


Performance and the Workings of the Event argues that performance calls forth and mobilizes an understanding of social change as a processual, episodic, and multilayered phenomenon rather than a one-time, revolutionary incident. Focusing on the Chilean students’ protest performances of 2011 I show how, by entangling body-based and mediated performance, students not only disrupted the status quo but actualized forms of collective becoming suppressed by neoliberal regimes.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Northwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA

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