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Fracking the NeighborhoodReluctant Activists and Natural Gas Drilling$
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Jessica Smartt Gullion

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780262029766

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262029766.001.0001

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Performative Environmentalism

Performative Environmentalism

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(p.157) 7 Performative Environmentalism
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Fracking the Neighborhood
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Jessica Smartt Gullion

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262029766.003.0008

This chapter explains the ways in which environmental activists use performance to express their pain of living in a polluted region. In many environmental controversies, there is a clash between the emotional toll that living with pollution takes on residents, and debates over objective, quantitative indicators of harm. Ultimately, regulatory officials try to seize control of performance and limit affective displays.

Keywords:   Performance, Performative environmentalism, Performativity, Pain

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