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By Diana Taylor
Published: 15 January 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7512-8
... Masochistic Performance Extreme Performance Precarious Performance Performances of Magnitude Ron Athey ...
Published: 15 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375128-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7512-8
..., locations, and authorship. Masochistic Performance Extreme Performance Precarious Performance Performances of Magnitude Ron Athey ...
Published: 21 July 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373636-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7363-6
... Chapter 8 chronicles the efforts of South African entrepreneurs to transform their impossible dreams into workable ngoma projects. Local politicians also instrumentalize ngoma, variously utilizing performance events to build their constituencies. Both entrepreneurs and politicians trade...
Published: 07 October 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373490-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7349-0
... to the possibilities of vulnerability. Thus, belonging becomes a matter of intimate and precarious embodied relationality. Hatoum enacts belonging not as a static site of comfort and territorial being or being-together, but as a discomforting embodied performativity through which borders and bodies are constantly...
Published: 12 May 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7320-9
...—in dozens of unique performances. She costumed and presented herself as a fixture of the oceanic colonial world, of those places where people and power came together outside of the metropole and outside of the nation-state. Looking closely at two of her films from the late 1920s and early 1930s, this essay...
Published: 01 January 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375791-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7579-1
... This chapter discusses the performative character of France’s liberation from German occupation. It analyzes writings by Jean-Paul Sartre, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, and Albert Camus expressive of their hopes for transforming the French state into a socialist workers’ democracy after the war...
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By Eric J. Pido
Published: 05 May 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7312-4
... by transforming repatriating Filipinos into “retirees.” As more and more balikbayans begin to see themselves as patrons of the state through decades of overseas labor, patronage, and proper performance of their various duties to their families and homeland, the tourism industry finds new ways to exploit...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-120
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... is a grand display of social, economic, and cultural power. It takes over the principal thoroughfares of the city, involves a million dollars worth of economic activity, and celebrates the prestige of the fraternities which perform their religious devotion through dance. The invitations that the fraternities...