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Storytelling and Activism within the Death Penalty Abolition Movement

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dc.contributor.advisor Shutika, Debra Lattanzi Hallman, Annie
dc.creator Hallman, Annie 2017-08-02 2017-12-21T20:14:52Z 2017-12-21T20:14:52Z
dc.identifier doi:10.13021/G89M44
dc.description.abstract This thesis explores personal experience narratives as social practice within the death penalty abolition movement, focusing on the relationship established between the storyteller and the listener through the creation and performance of stories that lead to activism. In the process of researching and writing this thesis, I conducted a literature search, incorporated discussions with murder victims’ family members and activists while participating in an anti-death penalty demonstration, and analyzed an oral performance and a memoir written from the perspective of an exonerated woman. I present and analyze the stories and voices of these survivors, advocates, and activists in an attempt to uncover how they use personal narrative to promote awareness and attain understanding, connection, and a shared sense of responsibility to social justice.
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject folklore and social justice en_US
dc.subject personal experience narrative en_US
dc.subject death penalty abolition en_US
dc.subject capital punishment en_US
dc.subject storytelling and activism en_US
dc.subject narratives and human rights en_US
dc.title Storytelling and Activism within the Death Penalty Abolition Movement en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies en_US Master's en_US Interdisciplinary Studies en_US George Mason University en_US

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