The Cambridge Companion to Performance Studies

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Presenting a clear overview of the diverse approaches to Performance Studies, this Companion provides a complete guide for students and scholars seeking a perspective on current trends. Bridging live art practices with technological media, and social sciences with humanities, it reflects the hybrid and experimental nature of this vibrant discipline.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521696265
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 12/31/2008
  • Series: Cambridge Companions to Literature Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 212
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Tracy C. Davis is Barber Professor of Performing Arts at Northwestern University.

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations

Introduction The pirouette, detour, revolution, deflection, deviation, tack, and yaw of the performative turn Tracy C. Davis Davis, Tracy C.

Pt. I Social Polities: History in Individuals

1 Performance and democracy Nicholas Ridout Ridout, Nicholas

2 Performance as research: live events and documents Baz Kershaw Kershaw, Baz

3 Movement's contagion: the kinesthetic impact of performance Susan Leigh Foster Foster, Susan Leigh

4 Culture, killings, and criticism in the years of living dangerously: Bali and Baliology John Emigh Emigh, John

5 Universal experience: the city as tourist stage Susan Bennett Bennett, Susan

6 Performance and intangible cultural heritage Diana Taylor Taylor, Diana

Pt. II Body Politics: The Individual in History

7 Live and technologically mediated performance Philip Auslander Auslander, Philip

8 Moving histories: performance and oral history Della Pollock

9 What is the "social" in social practice?: comparing experiments in performance Shannon Jackson Jackson, Shannon

10 Live art in art history: a paradox? Amelia Jones Jones, Amelia

11 Queer theory E. Patrick Johnson Johnson, E. Patrick

Further reading


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