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Performance, embodiment and cultural memory [electronic resource] / edited by Colin Counsell and Roberta Mock.

Publication:
Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars, 2009.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (233 p.)
Subjects:
Performing arts -- Social aspects.
Collective memory.
Body language.
Human body -- Symbolic aspects.
Group identity.
Performing arts -- Anthropological aspects.
Performing arts -- Semiotics.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
The subject of cultural memory, and of the body's role in its creation and dissemination, is central to current academic debate, particularly in relation to performance. Viewed from a variety of theoretical positions, the actions of the meaning-bearing body in culture and its capacity to reproduce, challenge or modify existing formulations have been the focus of some of the most influential studies to emerge from the arts and humanities in the last two and a half decades. The ten essays bro...
Contents:
CONTENTS; INTRODUCTION; PERFORMING INTERCULTURAL MEMORY IN THE DIASPORIC PRESENT; EMBODIMENT OF MEMORY AND THE DIASPORIC AGENT IN AKRAM KHAN COMPANY'S BAHOK; TOHU-BOHU; BELATED SPACES; BARCELONA; DEAD BODIES/LIVE BODIES; CONSUMING CULTURE; NO SWEAT; PIANOLA KARAOKE AND OTHER ATTRACTIONS; NOISE, MEMORY, GESTURE; KEY TEXTS; CONTRIBUTORS
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references.
Contributor:
Counsell, Colin, 1956-
Mock, Roberta.
ISBN:
1-282-48117-7
9786612481178
1-4438-1471-7
OCLC:
816365831
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