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Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394914-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9491-4
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By Mayra Rivera
Published: 16 September 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7493-0
... social norms materialization performativity Judith Butler Linda Martín Alcoff ...
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By Victoria Pitts-Taylor
Published: 11 March 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7437-4
... neuroplasticity sexed brain material performativity poverty brain Karen Barad ...
Book Chapter

By Mayra Rivera
Published: 16 September 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374930-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7493-0
... are gendered through performative reiteration of social norms informs the discussion of how bodies are shaped as they act in a social-material world. It also shifts the language of Butler’s accounts of performativity by emphasizing the materiality of “social norms”—the fact that we encounter these norms...
Published: 11 March 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374374-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7437-4
... the plastic brain can be understood as materially performative. neuroplasticity sexed brain material performativity poverty brain Karen Barad ...
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By Jessica L. Horton
Series: Art History Publication Initiative
Published: 19 May 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7279-0
... George Catlin Bruno Latour new materialisms smallpox performance ...
Published: 16 September 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374930-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7493-0
... perception, in dialogue with Linda Martín Alcoff. Judith Butler’s description of how bodies are gendered through performative reiteration of social norms informs the discussion of how bodies are shaped as they act in a social-material world. It also shifts the language of Butler’s accounts of performativity...
Series: Art History Publication Initiative
Published: 19 May 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822372790-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7279-0
...” of the recently popular “new materialisms” and broadens Latour’s European “we,” modeling transcultural materialism in the center of Paris. George Catlin Bruno Latour new materialisms smallpox performance ...
Published: 01 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375494-021
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7549-4
.... It then discusses four ways of understanding the production of voices—through materiality, technological mediation, performance/performativity, and voicing—which can help us to understand the cultural and historical specificity of vocal practices and ideas about voice without relying on familiar assumptions...
Published: 17 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374169-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7416-9
... of pantyhose and sand channeled feminist concerns. Maren Hassinger relied on industrial materials to elicit a postindustrial message. Houston Conwill created multimedia objects and accompanied them with contemporary rituals, while Nengudi and Hassinger more actively employed video with performance...
Series: Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice
Published: 03 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374015-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7401-5
..., Compton relies on hip hop turning transformative “lit hop” in a socially and locally anchored yet transcultural aesthetics that both consumes and transforms its materials in improvisational performance. The DJ’s improvisation over fixed tracks becomes Compton’s model for the performing subject’s agency...
Published: 14 April 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822372974-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7297-4
... This chapter reveals how women perform aesthetic labor in material and immaterial realms to (re-)produce and (re-)interpret the meanings of living a holy life. Regulations on dress demonstrate the standard of respectable appearance. Examining the aesthetics of presentation, we gain insight...
Published: 12 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374978-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7497-8
... This chapter examines the meanings of the term autobiography in different societies. Autobiography is used here for the varied ways in which a self is represented, fashioned, and articulated in South Asian cultures that include a range of autobiographical materials. While probing gendered...
Series: Sign, Storage, Transmission
Published: 18 November 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374695-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7469-5
... “Music’s Material Dependency: What Underwater Opera Can Tell Us about Odysseus’s Ears” examines the underwater vocal practice of Los Angeles–based performance artist and soprano Juliana Snapper and dispenses with the idea that sound is stable and knowable before it is produced and perceived...
Published: 01 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375494-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7549-4
... Language has often been considered as a conceptual entity, divorced from the mechanisms of its material embodiment as socially circulating sound. The chapter argues instead that there are significant areas of overlap between what are often taken as separate domains. These include the sonic...
Series: Experimental Futures
Published: 07 August 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375630-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7563-0
... standard accounts of realism and representation, proposing the concept of rendering as a performative theory that can grapple with the ways that molecular models not only re-present the molecular world, but also materialize some aspects of living matter, if not others. It documents the anxieties expressed...
Published: 01 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375494-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7549-4
... Austin’s “locutionary acts,” listening acts enact; they are performative. Elaborating on the listening body of the Sufi and on Ibn al-‘Arabi’s concept of barzakh (the passage between multiple material ontologies), the entry demonstrates that self and world arise as co-immanent. And yet the body emerges...
Published: 05 May 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373124-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7312-4
.... Interweaving this discussion is Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing’s notion of an “economy of appearances,” particularly with regard to how the aspirations of Filipinos living abroad have created a source of both fictional and material capital to subsidize property developments in the Philippines. It explains how...
Series: Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice
Published: 03 March 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7401-5
... and blues poetry, Compton relies on hip hop turning transformative “lit hop” in a socially and locally anchored yet transcultural aesthetics that both consumes and transforms its materials in improvisational performance. The DJ’s improvisation over fixed tracks becomes Compton’s model for the performing...
Published: 14 September 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375210-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7521-0
... to become party workers at election times) to provide evidence of a political party’s material sovereignty over the pipes. As elections are won or lost largely on the strength of local knowledge networks, those who can demonstrate command of hydraulic knowledge become politically powerful players...