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Performing Democracy: Private Citizens in the Public Sphere

Presented by Boston College at Devlin Hall, Chestnut Hill MA

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Sep 10 2015
Performing Democracy: Private Citizens in the Public Sphere

The public performance of democracy and theater grew up together in ancient Greece, and their roots are still fruitfully intertwined. As legal scholar James Boyd White reminds us, we want to affirm publicly the justice or injustice of what has happened to us, and of what we see around us, across both time and geography. The need for democracy to be performed in order to thrive remains as true today as in classical Athens. This conversation will explore how we are expressing our creative

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