Violence Performed: Local Roots and Global Routes of Conflict - Studies in International Performance (Paperback)
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Violence Performed: Local Roots and Global Routes of Conflict - Studies in International Performance (Paperback)

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Paperback 391 Pages / Published: 18/11/2008
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This topical collection explores the relationship between violence and performance. The authors offer fresh theoretical perspectives and examine media as diverse as street theatre, performance art, photography and cinema in locations as diverse as Korea and South Africa to India and Israel.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230298392
Number of pages: 391
Weight: 517 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'...vibrant and vital collection...' - Theatre Research International

'Violence Performed is an important contribution to studies of violence in political contexts worldwide' - Lynette Hunter, Professor of the History of Rhetoric and Performance, UC Davis, USA

'Violence Performed is more than a collection of essays: it is a call to critical arms for all scholars in theatre and performance studies engaged with the challenges of bearing witness to global violence, and to the violence of the "global" as a constitutive discourse of late modernity. Anderson and Menon ask us to explore not only the places and performances of cultural and political trauma, but also the larger ethical questions that attend our work on trauma "elsewhere". What are the politics of performing violence? Of writing about violence performed? These are the urgent questions at the heart of this valuable book.'- Kim Solga, Associate Professor of English, University of Western Ontario, Canada

'Few works balance the theoretical charge of their arguments with such powerful contempoary examples. Given that the emphasis is on the performative aspects of violence, the editors do a terrifc work of examining not merely the staged (which assumes social and political actors) but also the spectacular (that which assumes rapid dissemination and disruption of the social) dimensions of public violence.' - Aishwary Kumar, Assistant Professor of Modern South Asian History, Stanford University, USA

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