Marching to a Different Drum: The Casserole Protests of the Quebec Student Movement, 2011-2012

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Creator: 

Berntson, Jennifer

Date: 

2014

Abstract: 

During the Québec student demonstrations and strike of 2011-2012, the most notorious method of protest used was the rhythmic banging of kitchen utensils, known as les manifestations casseroles (les manifs casseroles). Les manifs casseroles are situated within a larger tradition of collective musical protest by their relationships to other protest movements and to similar protest practices, including the French and French-Canadian tradition of charivari and the Latin American tradition of cacerolazos. The rhythms and sounds of les manifs casseroles created a powerful collective action frame
for the student movement, and offered a unique sonic method of expressing dissent, laying claim to public space, and turning unengaged bystanders into artists/activists.

Subject: 

Music
Sociology

Language: 

English

Publisher: 

Carleton University

Thesis Degree Name: 

Master of Arts: 
M.A.

Thesis Degree Level: 

Master's

Thesis Degree Discipline: 

Music and Culture

Parent Collection: 

Theses and Dissertations

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