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Performance Studies

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 225
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Readers in Cultural Criticism

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18 January 2003

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What is performance? We do not need to be in a theatre to think about the theatricality of how we behave in culture, but can a performance exist if there are no spectators? How do we know when performances are taking place...

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What is performance? We do not need to be in a theatre to think about the theatricality of how we behave in culture, but can a performance exist if there are no spectators? How do we know when performances are taking place if there is no curtain rising and falling? What does the act of performance achieve? How does performance studies attempt to answer those questions?This collection of lively and stimulating articles on performance studies provides an understandable introduction to the field, and to the way in which performance touches all of our lives - from the rituals and ceremonies in which we partake, to the way we present ourselves depending on the company we keep. Together these articles help clarify what constitutes performance studies and introduce the reader to the many theoretical perspectives - including feminist, queer, post-structuralist and post-colonial - which are used to study performance in culture. Acts considered range from those that can be easily identified as performance, such as the strip-show, to the more theoretically complex, such as performative speech. One of the first of its kind on performance studies, this reader is an essential text for all those with an interest in the subject, or who are approaching it for the first time.

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The first introductory reader of Performance Studies, which is becoming an increasingly popular field
Explains the way in which a range of events and rituals may be read as performance in culture
Provides a useful beginner's guide to the many theoretical perspectives used to study performance, including feminist, queer, poststructuralist and postcolonial theories

Introduction: Locating Performance Studies; E.Striff
POPULAR PERFORMANCE
The Power Team: Muscular Christianity and the Spectacle of Conversion; S.Mazer
Ethnological Show Business: Footlighting the Dark Continent; B.Lindfors
Striptease: Desire, Mimetic Jeopardy, and Performing Spectators; K.Liepe-Levinson
PERFORMING BODIES, PERFORMANCE ART
The Surgical Self: Body Alteration and Identity; P. Auslander
Reconsidering Homophobia: Karen Finley's Indiscretions; L.Hart
PERFORMING HISTORIES/MEMORIES
Spectacular Suffering: Performing Presence, Absence and Witness at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum; V.M.Patraka
Hearing Anita Hill and Clarence Tomas; P.Phelan
PERFORMANCE AND THE WORLD
The Street is the Stage; R.Schechner
Culture and Performance in the Circum-Atlantic World; J.Roach
Jewels Brought Back from Bondage: Black Music and the Politics of Authenticity; P.Gilroy
PERFORMATIVITY/PERFORMANCE
Critically Queer; J.Butler
Choreographies of Gender; S.L.Foster
Summaries and Notes
Suggestions for Further Reading
Notes on Contributors
Index.

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ERIN STRIFF is Assistant Professor of English at Hartford University, USA. She has published on feminist theatre and performance art.

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ERIN STRIFF is Assistant Professor of English at Hartford University, USA. She has published on feminist theatre and performance art.

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