SVRN Conference 2020
Riot, Rebellion, Resistance, Repression: Representations of and Responses to Protest, Policing, and Power from 1900 to the Present
April 8 – 10, 2020
University of Manchester
Video Paper: The Revolution will be Televised
This video paper uses a sociological theoretic to examine screen representations of resistance. The paper uses a range of examples from different international contexts to provide a semiotic analysis of these representations, with an aim to identify connected dominant ideologies and worldviews. The paper concludes in its consideration of positionality, perspective, politics, and dehumanisation within the context of state power and violence.