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Published: 07 April 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822372929-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7292-9
... work is largely framed within a context of workfare. Second, it demonstrates that the implementation of these policies has functioned through actively directing non-western migrant women toward the care and domestic sector, which has traditionally been conceived as “feminine.” The contradiction emerges...
Published: 22 May 2020
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1211-5
... %7 ParT iii &5 Performed Histories 4^ Chapter Nine 64 Distinguish Representations and Realities See the Differences between Experience and Image A clear theme emerges when discussing how histories might be told after the mid- twentieth century: many of the histori- cal currents of the post...
Published: 28 February 2020
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0900-9
... I. PERFORMING BLACKNESS CH.1 MUTTS LIKE ME / MIXED- RACE JOKES AND POST- RACIAL REJECTION IN THE OBAMA ERA Ralina L. Joseph In November 2008, the halcyon days of the first Black president- elect, euphoria swept many progressive and liberal enclaves of the United States. For perhaps the first...
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By Nicholas Sammond
Published: 17 August 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375784-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7578-4
... This chapter examines the industrialization of animation and the decline of artisanal performing animators. Animation is labor-intensive and involves much repetitive labor. The American animation industry emerged rapidly. Early figures such as John and Margaret Bray, Earl Hurd, Max and Dave...
Published: 01 January 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478003410-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0341-0
... value of normative beauty ideals in a global economy of entrepreneurial self- investment.4 The sassy girl trope the con- ventionally feminine body performing comedic gender transgression soon proliferated in a rash of copycat romantic comedies like Oh! Happy Day (dir. Yun Hak- Yeol, 2003) and The Two...
Published: 04 March 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375807-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7580-7
... Baldwin, Louis Farrakhan and Amiri Baraka, tolerance for difference and dissent coexisted with radical imaginings of a “black” world. 4  Freaks Like Us BLACK MISFIT PERFORMANCE ON SOUL! Harlem . . . is a community of nonconformists, since any black...
Published: 24 April 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007357-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0735-7
... mance became a performative masculinity available for desires whose queer implications destabilize the inherent nor- mativity of performative Black masculinity. Ultimately, Mandoza remasters freedom by disidentifying from and reframing Black thug per for mance, in the pro cess revealing both its...
Published: 28 February 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009009-014
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0900-9
... contradictions between corporate monopolies and culture; between award committees and those street- corner review boards, where the people sit wide- legged on milk crates out front the bodega a head- nod could mean you cool, but you d have to stop often and shoot the 208 nina angela mercer shit to know. I enter...
Published: 14 October 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373667-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7366-7
... This chapter analyzes performances by Dominican American artist and writer Josefina Báez in dialogue with twentieth-century Dominican narratives of exile by Juan Bosch and Pedro Vergés. Exploring the various ways in which a poetics of dominicanidad ausente has emerged as a dialectic process of...
Published: 16 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373711-016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7371-1
... anxieties spawned by overcrowding in slum housing, and the symbolic work queer black residents performed to mark the neighborhood as in decline. He urges historians of black political and sexual subjectivity to embrace the seeming contradictions inherent within black sexual subjectivity as the starting...
Published: 04 March 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374497-016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7449-7
... and raced. The practice of improvised soloing in taiko is embedded in transnational circuits of gendered and racialized desire. The author addresses how, when, and why taiko players improvise; how improvisation acts out deep values and contradictions; how it is loved by performers and audiences alike...
Published: 14 October 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7366-7
..., rayano consciousness engages the historical and present awareness of Dominican borders—symbolic, political, and geographical—a process that includes marginalized subjectivities in the imagining and narrations of dominicanidad. The chapter analyzes a series of contemporary performances by David Pérez and...
Published: 04 March 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7449-7
... gendered and raced. The practice of improvised soloing in taiko is embedded in transnational circuits of gendered and racialized desire. The author addresses how, when, and why taiko players improvise; how improvisation acts out deep values and contradictions; how it is loved by performers and audiences...
Published: 14 October 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373667-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7366-7
..., rayano consciousness engages the historical and present awareness of Dominican borders—symbolic, political, and geographical—a process that includes marginalized subjectivities in the imagining and narrations of dominicanidad. The chapter analyzes a series of contemporary performances by David Pérez and...
Published: 08 January 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7494-7
... these practices and histories through what he describes as the “aesthetics of allá.”  Exploring the performer and composer Elsie Houston’s reception in her day and, posthumously, in her birthplace of Brazil and abroad in Europe and the United States, this essay follows the politics projected onto...
Published: 25 October 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478004639-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0463-9
... critically examining contemporary US militarism and aerial bombardment in Iraq in works by Iraqi diasporic performance artist and memoirist Wafaa Bilal.4 As outlined in chapter 1, the Obama administra- tion s expansion of drone warfare across Iraq and the Afghanistan- Pakistan borderlands has been celebrated...
Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377580-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7758-0
... Yvonne Rainer's work in cinema over the past eight T years. Rainer had begun the seventies as an established and celebrated performer, a dancer/choreographer credited with the wholesale reinvention of dance within a modernist lexicon. Now she has begun the eighties as an established...
Published: 31 January 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005537-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0553-7
... stare off to the side. Their poses and performance suggest a funeral or memorial, but they are situated in a theatrical space that highlights the artifice of the scene. The women are illuminated against a black background and rendered in black and white in a square- format photograph. Their feet have...
Published: 04 March 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375807-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7580-7
... black musical performance, including U.S. Latino music, to articulate resistance through sound and spectacle. 3  “More Meaningful Than a Three-­Hour Lecture” MUSIC ON SOUL! Our vibration is based on creative solidarity: trying to...
Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377580-033
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7758-0
... my reaction had to do with an overdose of Stan Brakhage, who throughout that decade performed in large lecture halls at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, delivering the history of cinema as a suc• cession of Great Men wrestling with genius. As more and more feminist consciousness...