Violence Performed and Imagined

  title={Violence Performed and Imagined},
  author={Jeffrey Scott Juris},
  journal={Critique of Anthropology},
  pages={413 - 432}
  • J. Juris
  • Published 1 December 2005
  • Political Science
  • Critique of Anthropology
The Battle of Genoa has become an iconic sign of wanton destruction, evoking images of tear gas, burning cars, and black clad protestors hurling stones and Molotov cocktails at advancing lines of heavily militarized riot police. In this article, I explore the complex relationship between performative violence and mass-mediated constructions of violence during the anti-G8 protests in Genoa. Performative violence is a specific mode of communication through which activists seek to produce social… 

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