Between the Masks: Resisting the Politics of Essentialism

Between the Masks: Resisting the Politics of Essentialism

by Diane DuBose Brunner
     
 

Between the Masks articulates a study of representation and the "politics of place" through a pedagogy of narrative-performing inquiry and a critical reflection on identity. As a resistance to essentialist politics, the text focuses on the identity making/marking role of cultural materials in the recovery of different and overdetermind histories. It proposes a

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Between the Masks articulates a study of representation and the "politics of place" through a pedagogy of narrative-performing inquiry and a critical reflection on identity. As a resistance to essentialist politics, the text focuses on the identity making/marking role of cultural materials in the recovery of different and overdetermind histories. It proposes a multicultural revision of knowledge that displaces the binarisms of insider/outside rather than simply shifting the margin to the center.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847688951
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/1998
Series:
Culture and Education Series
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 Part I: On Pedagogy and Performance Chapter 3 Towards a Pedagogy of Narrative-Performing Inquiry Chapter 4 Theorizing "Place" in the Performance of Identity Part 5 Part II: Interrogating the "Mirrors of Seduction" Chapter 6 Musical Elaborations of Identity. Masks in Film and Literature Part 7 Part III: Three In(ter)ventions: Performative Bridgework Chapter 8 Acts of Cultural Recovery Chapter 9 Border Literacies, Body Literacies Chapter 10 CODA: Critical Teaching and Theatricality in Everyday Life: A Reflexive View of Performance

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