Objects of Dissent: Decoding Units of Protest
This is a compendium on cultural semiotics and their connections with the act of modern-day protest. This book surveys the objects, language, symbols, and codes of resistance by breaking down the historical, regional, and modern-day uses of each unit. Without the context of gun violence in the United States, a hoodie is just a hoodie. Without the context of women’s health, a coat hanger is just a coat hanger. The purpose of this narrative is to reveal the intricacies of language juxtaposed with the intricacies of civil disobedience.