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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...
Book Chapter

By Nicholas Sammond
Published: 17 August 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7578-4
... lightning-sketch vaudeville minstrelsy rebellion performing animator ...
Book Chapter

By Nicholas Sammond
Published: 17 August 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375784-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7578-4
... This chapter locates one of the significant taproots of American commercial animation on the vaudeville stage. Performing animators such as Winsor McCay, James Stuart Blackton, and Pat Sullivan made a living as lightning-sketch artists, creating complex visual puns on chalkboards and pads...
Published: 15 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375128-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7512-8
... a description of an act, performative language becomes the “act itself,” as in Jesusa Rodríguez and Liliana Felipe’s weddings and Peggy Shaw’s Split Britches performance. Through a consideration of Occupy Wall Street, this chapter further develops these concepts into the idea of animatives, inappropriate...
Series: Religious Cultures of African and African Diaspora People
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374848-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7484-8
... This chapter considers the relationship between performance and authority during the postcolonial period under the dictatorial regime of Mobutu Sese Seko. State-scripted dancing and singing, most commonly known as animation politique, became part and parcel of daily life for average citizens...
Series: Religious Cultures of African and African Diaspora People
Published: 01 January 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7484-8
...Civil Religion and Performed Politics in Postcolonial Congo This chapter considers the relationship between performance and authority during the postcolonial period under the dictatorial regime of Mobutu Sese Seko. State-scripted dancing and singing, most commonly known as animation politique...
Series: Religious Cultures of African and African Diaspora People
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374848-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7484-8
... This chapter explores the localized effects of national policies of animation politique on BisiKongo women living in Luozi Territory in postcolonial Zaire. This chapter focuses on the lived and gendered experiences of animation politique to demonstrate that coerced performances are an often...
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By Eben Kirksey
Published: 02 November 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374800-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7480-0
... as the African clawed frog. The Xenopus pregnancy test, which was discovered in 1938, resulted in the exportation of hundreds of thousands of animals from South Africa. Reenacting this test in a Brooklyn art gallery in 2012, a group of interdisciplinary researchers conducted a performative experiment...
Published: 19 August 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373889-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7388-9
... This chapter focuses on Ralph Bakshi’s Coonskin (1975) as an exercise in the racial grotesque. The film casts blackness as an absurd modality of critical dialogism with, among other things, the history of American animation, the New South ideal, vernacular cosmopolitanism, the blaxploitation...
Published: 10 June 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7465-7
... that animate the social enforcement of normative masculinities as well as the harmful consequences of such enforcement. They ultimately observe that, within the context of Ah mén , dance functions as a site of queer potentiality and thus opens up possibilities for healthier articulations of masculinity...
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By Natasha Myers
Series: Experimental Futures
Published: 07 August 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7563-0
.... It takes a close look at computer graphic animations of molecular movements and phenomena such as protein folding and unfolding. The chapter argues that the narrative forms and temporalities of these animations render molecules in ways that exceed the conventions and mechanistic logics to which...
Series: ANIMA
Published: 22 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374671-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7467-1
.... population. In health planning scenarios, journalism, and fiction depicting such use of smallpox as a bioweapon, visions of American Indian viral susceptibility and Islamic terrorism buttressed a militarized logic of preemptive intervention against disease, which was spectacularly performed through the U.S...
Series: Experimental Futures
Published: 07 August 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375630-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7563-0
... This chapter examines forms of animation that rely on practitioners’ moving bodies. It foregrounds the affectively charged gestural choreographies that shape communication about molecular movements in research, teaching, and wider cultural contexts, including a large-scale 1972 choreography...
Published: 13 May 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7436-7
... and resignifies the meaning of Asian American masculinity in the era of neoliberal globalization. diaspora studies globalization Bobby Cheung trans of color transgender This essay analyzes how Indra Sinha, in his 2007 novel, Animal’s People , uses the allegorical figure of the protagonist Animal...
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By Diana Taylor
Published: 15 January 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7512-8
... Judith Butler Jorge Portillo Relajo animatives Occupy Wall Street ...
Series: Religious Cultures of African and African Diaspora People
Published: 01 January 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7484-8
... animation politique coercion Mobutu nationalism civil religion ...
Published: 10 June 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374657-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7465-7
... that animate the social enforcement of normative masculinities as well as the harmful consequences of such enforcement. They ultimately observe that, within the context of Ah mén , dance functions as a site of queer potentiality and thus opens up possibilities for healthier articulations of masculinity...
Published: 17 August 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375784-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7578-4
... with three anecdotes about minstrelsy that demonstrate how it remains a vital (and vitally wrong) performance tradition in the United States today—how at any given historical moment, blackface minstrelsy offers a window into fantasies of black–white relations. Comparing cartoon minstrels to early twentieth...
Published: 21 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374909-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7490-9
... as a performative artifact of American religion, affectively engaging with and reshaping felt political structures for evangelical and nonevangelical bodies. Jesus Camp pedagogy postsecularism globalization American evangelical Christianity ...
Published: 17 March 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7339-1
... its inherent performative power, on the status of the sovereign exception. Asking if we might then rethink the performative more fundamentally, as a dispersion of sovereignty, the chapter interprets the cohabitation on earth and the internal company we keep as two forms of socializing plurality able...