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2014 | 42 | 2 | 123–134
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Samospalenie: akt-widowisko. Kilka słów o sprawczej mocy (pewnej) fotografii

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Self-immolation is understood in this text as a public act of self-sacrifi ce and a type of altruistic suicide. In order to capture its specifi city it seems necessary to employ a compound category of ‘act-performance’ because – on the one hand – it is an act of sacrifi cial suicide, and on the other – it is carried out publicly and demonstratively, like a performance (i.e. with attention to every element of the event, just as happens in other types of public performance). Acts of this type have become a part of the arsenal of peaceful protest activities since the second half of the twentieth century. Th is happened aft er the media publicized act-performance (11 June 1963) of Vietnamese Buddhist monk, Th ích Quảng Ðức, which becomes the main point of focus in this study.
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42
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2
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123–134
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published
2014
online
2014-12-02
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bwmeta1.element.ojs-issn-2299-9558-year-2014-volume-42-issue-2-article-5232
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