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Social Text (2009) 27 (3 (100)): 171–175.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Tavia Nyong'o Can “performance” ever be exactly defined? Or is the constitutive tension between what performances are and what performatives do simply part of what makes the field of performance studies politically pertinent? © 2009 Duke University Press 2009 Peer Review Stanley Aronowitz...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (3 (116)): 13–34.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Drew Daniel This essay examines the phenomenon of “queer minstrelsy”—roughly, straight performers pretending onstage and in their lyrics to be gay, here exemplified by the Meatmen, the Frogs, and Zeigenbock Kopf—as a means for thinking about performance as both a catalyst for, and a solvent...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (4 (121)): 25.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Nao Bustamante © 2014 Duke University Press 2014 Nao Bustamante performs Given Over to Want (2007), Santiago, Chile. Photo credit: Jorge Aceituno. Courtesy of the artist Social Text 121 • Vol. 32, No. 4 • Winter 2014...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (1 (122)): 93.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Cecilia Vicuña © Cecilia Vicuña 2015 Cecilia Vicuña, Vaso de Leche, two photographs from a set of photographs that document a site-­specific performance in Bogota, 1979. Courtesy of England & Co Gallery, London Social Text 122 • Vol. 33...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (4 (121)): 179.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Michael Wang © 2014 Duke University Press 2014 Michael Wang, Rock Pigeons (Feral/Domestic), performance (trained homing pigeons, feral pigeons), from the series Invasives, 2010. Courtesy of the artist Social Text 121 • Vol. 32, No. 4...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (4 (73)): 29–46.
Published: 01 December 2002
...Catherine Soussloff; Mark Franko Duke University Press 2002 Visual and Performance Studies A NEW HISTORY OF INTERDISCIPLINARITY No one can any longer separate knowledge from power, reason from...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (4 (101)): 25–44.
Published: 01 December 2009
... past and present, as a corollary of institutional corporatization, and heed the call for a more sincere alliance between theater and performance studies. The essay is also a call for the arts and humanities in general to confront the market and global logics of knowledge production; it argues that we...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (4 (101)): 67–94.
Published: 01 December 2009
... with the material world. The term scriptive thing integrates performance studies and “thing theory” by highlighting the ways in which things prompt, structure, or choreograph behavior. A knife, a camera, and a novel all invite—indeed, create occasions for—repetitions of acts, distinctive and meaningful motions...
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Social Text (2024) 42 (1 (158)): 81–101.
Published: 01 March 2024
...Carla Lever Abstract Spectacle is central to protest efficacy, yet the term performance has a history of being used pejoratively to discredit both protestors and their causes. This deflects analysis from the ubiquitous tactical performances enacted by institutional representatives themselves...
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Published: 01 June 2021
Figure 1. Ligia Lewis, Water Will (in Melody) , 2019. Performance view. Performance Space New York. Photograph by Maria Baranova. Courtesy of Performance Space New York. More
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Published: 01 June 2021
Figure 2. Ligia Lewis, Water Will (in Melody) , 2019. Performance view. Performance Space New York. Photograph by Maria Baranova. Courtesy of Performance Space New York. More
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Published: 01 September 2018
Figure 2 Red Sunday prepares for their performance in front of McDonald’s. Photograph courtesy of the author. More
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Published: 01 December 2021
Figure 1. “Tumbang Preso,” collaborative protest performance of RESBAK, BLOCK Marcos, and DAKILA on the thirty-sixth anniversary of the declaration of martial law in the Philippines, September 21, 2018. Courtesy of Isabelle Matutina. More
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Published: 01 September 2018
Figure 1 A Red Sunday choir member consults her lyric sheet prior to performing on 19 December 2010. Photograph courtesy of the author. More
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Social Text (2017) 35 (3 (132)): 41–70.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Akshaya Kumar Beginning with the mid-1990s when a visual opulence saturated in color and light appeared on the Hindi film screen, a battle between visuality and performativity ensued so as to regulate the star-body while retaining its ability to withstand different orders of investable capital...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (4 (137)): 1–20.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Judith Butler This essay on the work of José Esteban Muñoz seeks to understand his views on performativity as they relate to gossip, the stage, contagious affect, expanding community, and furtive potentials. Read in light of the sense of political despair on the left during the Trump regime...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (4 (121)): 105–113.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Christine Bacareza Balance In his chapter “Stages: Queers, Punks, and the Utopian Performative” in Cruising Utopia , José Esteban Muñoz models for us what he terms the “productive consumption” of photographer Kevin McCarty’s work. Inspired by Muñoz’s dialogic approach, recognizing that our own...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (4 (113)): 1–24.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Shane Vogel This essay develops a theoretical framework of biopolitical performance, or more simply bioperformance , with which to approach the 1957 televised broadcast of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn’s A Drum Is a Woman . Presented on the drama anthology program The United States Steel Hour...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (4 (113)): 81–102.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Karl F. Swinehart Colla and camba are two racialized, regionally indexical, and contrasting stereotypic characterological figures of Bolivian national personhood. This paper examines the enregisterment of an other-centric rendition of the colla register through an analysis of stylized performances...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (4 (117)): 25–47.
Published: 01 December 2013
... of the Brutalist structures erected under the Marcos dictatorship into sites of transgender performance. More specifically, it examines the conversion of the Manila Film Center (1981)—a long-abandoned structure rumored to be haunted by the ghosts of entombed construction workers—into the host site for the Amazing...