Multimodal feminist testimony: On ambiguity, embodiment, and evidence in Guinea

Adrienne J. Cohen


Political subjectivities that are produced outside the realm of formal politics and activism often go unnoticed in scholarly analyses. This essay explores forms of embodied feminist testimony in the Republic of Guinea that emerge from a community of dancers who do not participate directly in political deliberations. Through attention to non-elite logics and practices in Guinea, the essay proposes that robust feminist advocacy and theory must consider the legitimacy of diverse semiotic ideologies that undergird the production of evidence.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1086/723681