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Performing America abroad : transnational cultural politics in the age of neoliberal capitalism / Leopold Lippert.

Author/Creator:
Lippert, Leopold, author.
Publication:
Heidelberg : Universitätsverlag Winter, [2018]
Series:
American studies (Munich, Germany) ; v. 297.
American studies - a monograph series, 0178-1987 ; volume 297
Format/Description:
Book
245 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Subjects:
Arts and transnationalism.
Transnationalism.
Intercultural communication in the performing arts.
Intercultural communication.
Cultural relations.
National characteristics, American, in art.
National characteristics in the theater.
Cultural relations.
Diplomatic relations.
Intercultural communication.
Intercultural communication in the performing arts.
National characteristics, American.
Transnationalism.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 21st century.
United States.
Summary:
"What happens to 'America' when it does not coincide with the geographical and institutional boundaries of the U.S. nation-state? What does 'America' mean when it is performed abroad and circulates among populations and publics outside U.S. national contexts? Performing America Abroad explores an unlikely American studies archive: contemporary cultural performances in Austria and Germany which refer to the American cultural imaginary, but enact it with a 'transnational' difference. The book discusses the ambivalent cultural politics of these enactments in the context of neoliberal capitalism; specifically, it looks at several cross-racial performances of 'Indianness' on various Austrian stages, it examines the queer political demonstrators on Vienna's central Ringstraße, who celebrate the legacy of the 1969 New York Stonewall riots, and it discusses the 'Americanness' of a series of theatrical adaptations of Arthur Miller's 1949 play Death of a Salesman in Germany and Austria." -- Back cover.
Contents:
Introduction
Towards a theory of transnational difference
The vicissitudes of performative transnationalism
Playing Indian in Austria
Transnational queer performances, or: Stonewall in Vienna?
The survival of the transnational salesman.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [223]-241).
ISBN:
9783825369392
3825369390
OCLC:
1080937724
Publisher Number:
99980273013
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