Indecent Acts in a Public Place

Sports, Insolence and Sedition (20th Anniversary Edition)

Author: Rod Dubey

Publisher: Charivari Press

ISBN: 1895166004

Category: Sports

Page: 78

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In four striking essays, Dubey challenges the idea that sport indoctrinates men into being good corporate citizens. Sports teams are seen as a form of men's society that excludes and subjugates women while challenging day-to-day morality. Like the gang, teams defend a territory and resist corporate control with their own nebulous power structure.

The Mocking Serenade: Charivari and the Politics of Humiliation

Author: Rod Dubey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781895166385

Category: Political Science

Page: 86

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An engaging, illustrated book looking at the centuries old custom of charivari (the mock serenade using pots and pans, meant to shame someone) from the traditional British skimmington to contemporary versions in such places as Buenos Aires, Montreal, and New York City (where they were a feature of the Occupy Movement). In the past, as now, charivaris go beyond partisan politics to unite communities in protecting themselves and expressing outrage against economic and political power. As a form of community street theatre, charivari also has linkages with such things as modern happenings, efforts to resist control of the commons of cyberspace, other forms of satire and protest, and critiques about the integration of art and politics.This book should have appeal to those interested in political theory, cultural theory, and history. It delves into contemporary issues such as the Occupy Movement, the debt crisis, surveillance and cybernetics. Rod Dubey's recent writing includes essays on monopoly capitalism and Alain Badiou, for The Montreal Review, and a review of Sex and Punishment, for Fifth Estate. He has two books with Charivari Press: Indecent Acts in a Public Place: Sports, Insolence and Sedition, and ...beautiful in my worn clothes...The Transgressions of Love."