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Tactics and technology: cultural resistance at the Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp

  title={Tactics and technology: cultural resistance at the Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp},
  author={Anna Feigenbaum},
My dissertation examines women's unique techniques and cultures of communication at the Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp in Newbury, England between 1982-1985. Often referred to by participants as one of the "last movements before the internet," I look at Greenham as a site through which to think about how activists' communication and cultural practices in the 1980s shaped activist uses of the worldwide web and other new media technologies central to contemporary struggles. I argue that… 

Singing for My Life: Memory, Nonviolence and the Songs of Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp

I am singing as I write this. For more than 30 years songs from Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp in the UK have been an important part of my personal memories of nonviolent political struggle. In

Towards a Method for studying Affect in (micro)Politics: The Campfire Chats Project and the Occupy Movement

In their introduction to A Postcapitalist Politics, J.K. Gibson-Graham quotes artistactivist John Jordan stating, ‘When we are asked how we are going to build a new world, our answer is, “We don’t

Angels and the Dragon King's Daughter: Gender, Sexuality in Western Buddhist New Religious Movements

Abstract Through colonialism and globalization, Buddhism has developed an increasing profile in the West. This can be observed within popular culture as well as the presence of Buddhist practitioners

Doing feminism: Event, archive, techné

Contemporary feminisms in the Western world are defined more and more by what is declared and registers as feminist across media platforms, especially those on social media: from Twitter hashtag

How Does a Knitted Vagina Work? The Craftivist Response to Current Political Issues through the Utilization of Historically Feminine Crafts

This thesis explores how historically women’s crafts such as needlework and fiber arts have informed acts of political protest with a focus on the craftivist response to contemporary women’s

A performative space: socio-spatial practices in Tahrir Square during the Egyptian Revolution of 2011

The occupation of public squares during the Arab Spring in 2011 across the Middle East and North Africa have revealed new layers of complex practices of liberation used to counter the strategies of

“They’ve Got a Bomb”: Sounding Anti-nuclearism in the Anarcho-punk Movement in Britain, 1978–84

ABSTRACT This article explores the links and tensions in Britain between a musical subculture at its height of creative energy – anarcho-punk – and the anti-nuclear movement, including the Campaign

Justifying the protest camp: How Occupy movements’ ‘intimate protest’ challenged ideas about legitimate manifestation

The occupation of public space has become a key part of the repertoire of contention of contemporary social movements, at the heart of Occupy Wall Street, Indignados, Nuit Debout, and revolutionary...

What is Your Essentialism is My Immanent Flesh!

This article examines one of the main epistemological frameworks that feminist theory has used for the past 30 years: essentialism and anti-essentialism. It explores what is at stake by continuing to


  • Sophie Mayer
  • Art
    Nuclear Theory Degree Zero: Essays Against the Nuclear Android
  • 2017
Abstract This paper argues for a feminist genealogy of anti-nuclear protest art, around the nucleus of the women’s camp at Greenham Common, 1981–87, a coherent account of whose significance is



The Art of Protest: Culture and Activism from the Civil Rights Movement to the Streets of Seattle

Introduction -- Singing civil rights : the freedom song tradition -- Scenarios for revolution : the drama of the Black Panthers -- The poetical is the political : feminist poetry and the poetics of

Disrupting the media frame at Greenham Common: a new chapter in the history of mediations?

Drawing on Martin-Barbero's insistence on analysing the media's complex processes of social `mediation' and Scannell's insistence on grasping the phenomenal complexity of the media frame and how

People's Movements, People's Press: The Journalism of Social Justice Movements

Ostertag, Bob. People's Movements, People's Press: The Journalism of Social Justice Movements. Boston: Beacon Press, 2006. 232 pp. $16. With the demise of mass media and the rise of independent and

Challenging Imperial Feminism

Our task here is to begin to identify the ways in which a particular tradition, white Eurocentric and Western, has sought to establish itself as the only legitimate feminism in current political

Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence

  • A. Rich
  • Art
    Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
  • 1980
In its first issue (Autumn 1975), Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society published Carroll Smith-Rosenberg's now classic article, "The Female World of Love and Ritual: Relations between Women

Telling feminist stories

This article identifies and analyses the dominant stories that academics tell about the development of Western second wave feminist theory. Through an examination of recent production of

Cyberfeminism: connectivity, critique and creativity

An international anthology by feminists working in the field of electronic publishing, electronic activism, electronic data delivery, multimedia production, virtual reality creation, developing

Common women, uncommon practices: the queer feminisms of Greenham

Book synopsis: This is the story of a group of women of various ages, backgrounds, nationalities, and sexual orientations who met at the US Airforce base at Greenham Common. Based on in-depth

Nuclear Nights: The Women's Peace Movement and the History of Dreaming

This paper draws on materialist theories of dreaming to contextualise records of nightmares about nuclear war from the early 1980s British and North American womens peace movement, in particular the

Cyborgs at Large: Interview with Donna Haraway

Andrew Ross: Many people from different audiences and disciplines came to your work through "A Manifesto for Cyborgs," which has become a cult text since its appearance in Socialist Review in 1985.