The “PB” and the aestheticization of violence in Northern Ireland

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Abstract

This article examines the creative appropriation and transformation of a protest vehicle such as the petrol bomb. I show that the human imagination can create an aesthetic out of even the street protest, carnivalizing and translocating such violent practices into the dance studio, the theatre, and even the everyday.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)427-438
Number of pages12
JournalEthnography
Volume9
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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