Voting, Votive, Devotion: "I Voted" Stickers and Ritualization at Susan B. Anthony's Grave.

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  • Author(s): Conley, Jordan (AUTHOR)
  • Source:
    Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion (Indiana University Press). Fall2020, Vol. 36 Issue 2, p43-62. 20p.
  • Document Type:
    Article
  • Additional Information
    • Author-Supplied Keywords:
      new materialisms
      ritual
      suffrage
      votives
    • Abstract:
      This article considers the popular custom of depositing "I Voted" stickers at the grave of Susan B. Anthony. Focusing mainly on the 2016 election, this article treats Anthony's grave as the locus of a ritualized social process, and suggests that the stickers can and ought to be understood as ritual votive objects, or "ex-votos," from the Latin ex voto —meaning "from a vow." Drawing on the connections among votives, voting, and devotion, Conley demonstrates how the stickers are elucidated by theories of materiality (particularly the contributions of so-called new materialisms scholars)—scholarship that is shaped by feminist approaches. Relatedly, in raising questions regarding what constitutes a votive, and about the gendered dimensions of devotional practices more broadly, the article explores the agentive role of the stickers, with their social and material entanglements, in the construction and destabilization of cultural memory related to the women's suffrage movement. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • Full Text Word Count:
      10678
    • ISSN:
      8755-4178
    • Accession Number:
      10.2979/jfemistudreli.36.2.05
    • Accession Number:
      145622472
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      CONLEY, J. Voting, Votive, Devotion: “I Voted” Stickers and Ritualization at Susan B. Anthony’s Grave. Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion (Indiana University Press), [s. l.], v. 36, n. 2, p. 43–62, 2020. DOI 10.2979/jfemistudreli.36.2.05. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=145622472. Acesso em: 25 out. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Conley J. Voting, Votive, Devotion: “I Voted” Stickers and Ritualization at Susan B. Anthony’s Grave. Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion (Indiana University Press). 2020;36(2):43-62. doi:10.2979/jfemistudreli.36.2.05
    • APA:
      Conley, J. (2020). Voting, Votive, Devotion: “I Voted” Stickers and Ritualization at Susan B. Anthony’s Grave. Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion (Indiana University Press), 36(2), 43–62. https://doi.org/10.2979/jfemistudreli.36.2.05
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Conley, Jordan. 2020. “Voting, Votive, Devotion: ‘I Voted’ Stickers and Ritualization at Susan B. Anthony’s Grave.” Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion (Indiana University Press) 36 (2): 43–62. doi:10.2979/jfemistudreli.36.2.05.
    • Harvard:
      Conley, J. (2020) ‘Voting, Votive, Devotion: “I Voted” Stickers and Ritualization at Susan B. Anthony’s Grave’, Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion (Indiana University Press), 36(2), pp. 43–62. doi: 10.2979/jfemistudreli.36.2.05.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Conley, J 2020, ‘Voting, Votive, Devotion: “I Voted” Stickers and Ritualization at Susan B. Anthony’s Grave’, Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion (Indiana University Press), vol. 36, no. 2, pp. 43–62, viewed 25 October 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Conley, Jordan. “Voting, Votive, Devotion: ‘I Voted’ Stickers and Ritualization at Susan B. Anthony’s Grave.” Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion (Indiana University Press), vol. 36, no. 2, Fall 2020, pp. 43–62. EBSCOhost, doi:10.2979/jfemistudreli.36.2.05.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Conley, Jordan. “Voting, Votive, Devotion: ‘I Voted’ Stickers and Ritualization at Susan B. Anthony’s Grave.” Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion (Indiana University Press) 36, no. 2 (Fall 2020): 43–62. doi:10.2979/jfemistudreli.36.2.05.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Conley J. Voting, Votive, Devotion: “I Voted” Stickers and Ritualization at Susan B. Anthony’s Grave. Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion (Indiana University Press) [Internet]. 2020 Fall [cited 2020 Oct 25];36(2):43–62. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=145622472