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Cheek Politics

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March 2010, no. 319

How to Make Trouble and Influence People: Pranks, hoaxes, graffiti & political mischief-making by Iain McIntyre

Breakdown Press, $29.95 pb, 276 pp

Cheek Politics

by
March 2010, no. 319

Poor communication has long been activism’s Achilles heel. Engaging the wider populace and influencing opinion rely as much on the effective, reliable delivery of a message as on well-organised ideas and events. We may be loath to admit it, but intelligent public relations can aid any pursuit – advocatory, activist, or otherwise.

It is from this perspective that the expansive new publication How to Make Trouble and Influence People: Pranks, hoaxes, graffiti & mischief-making takes its cue. Compiled and written by Melbourne writer, zine-maker, and community radio presenter Iain McIntyre, this vividly illustrated volume documents not only an unofficial history of Australian protest, activism, and all-round cheek, but the connections between political trouble-making and its ability to influence popular opinion. It succeeds, for the most part.

Dan Rule reviews 'How to Make Trouble and Influence People' by Iain McIntyre

How to Make Trouble and Influence People: Pranks, hoaxes, graffiti & political mischief-making

by Iain McIntyre

Breakdown Press, $29.95 pb, 276 pp

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