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Performance and Cultural Politics Elin Diamond

Performance and Cultural Politics

Elin Diamond

Published February 1st 1996
ISBN : 9780415127677
Hardcover
294 pages
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Performance and Cultural Politics is a groundbreaking collection of essays which explore the historical and cultural territories of performance, written by the foremost scholars in the field. The essays, exploring performance art, theatre, music andMorePerformance and Cultural Politics is a groundbreaking collection of essays which explore the historical and cultural territories of performance, written by the foremost scholars in the field. The essays, exploring performance art, theatre, music and dance, range from Oscar Wilde to Eric Clapton- from the Rose Theatre to U.S. Holocaust museums. The topic includes:* Sex Play: Stereotype, Pose and Dildo* Grave Performances: The Cultural Politics of Memory* Genealogies: Critical Performances* Identity Politics: Passing, Carnival and the LawIn the concluding section, Performers Performance, performance artist Robbie McCauley offers the practitioners perspective on performance studies.Interdisciplinary, thought-provoking and rich in new ideas, Performance and Cultural Politics is a landmark in the emerging field of performance studies.