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Contemporary Performance InterActions

Performing the Secular

Religion, Representation, and Politics

Editors: Gluhovic, Milija, Menon, Jisha (Eds.)

  • Includes a Foreword from Rustom Bharucha
    Examines the uneasy fit between secularism and democratic pluralism
    Argues that public culture must be re-imagined and re-forged through public performative practices

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About this book

With a foreword from Rustom Bharucha, this book is a timely anthology which aims to unsettle our habituated modes of thinking about the place of the secular in cultural productions. The last decade alone has witnessed many religious protests against cultural productions, which have led, in some cases, to the closure of theatre and opera performances. Threats to artists led to the exile of Indian painter, MF Husain, and murder of Dutch film-maker Theo van Gogh, the controversy over the depiction of the Islamic prophet Muhammad in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten in 2005 led to the cancellation of performances of Mozart’s Idomeneo for the season.

Offering fresh and provocative readings that probe the limits and promise of secularity in relation to questions of performance, politics, and the public sphere, this book will be invaluable to scholars who seek to understand the dramatic rise of politicized theology in our new century.

About the authors

Milija Gluhovic is Associate Professor of Theatre and Performance at the University of Warwick, UK. His monograph Performing European Memories: Trauma, Ethics, Politics and an edited volume titled Performing the ‘New’ Europe: Identities, Feelings, and Politics in the Eurovision Song Contest (with Karen Fricker) were published in 2013.

Jisha Menon is Associate Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies at Stanford University, USA. She is the author of The Performance of Nationalism: India, Pakistan, and the Memory of Partition (2013) and co-editor of Violence Performed (2009).


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction: Performing the Secular: Religion, Politics, and the Public Sphere

    Gluhovic, Milija (et al.)

    Pages 1-23

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  • Of Hypocrisy: ‘Wherein the Action and Utterance of the Stage, Bar, and Pulpit are Distinctly Consider’d’

    Taylor, Jane

    Pages 25-53

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  • Dangerous Images: Theatre and the Transnational Public Sphere

    Balme, Christopher

    Pages 55-69

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  • Thisworldly Wonderment: Contemporary British Theatre and Postsecularism

    Megson, Chris

    Pages 71-91

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  • The ‘Secular Designs’ of Wole Soyinka

    Ganguly, Avishek

    Pages 93-112

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eBook 74,96 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-49608-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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Hardcover 93,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-49607-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Performing the Secular
Book Subtitle
Religion, Representation, and Politics
Editors
  • Milija Gluhovic
  • Jisha Menon
Series Title
Contemporary Performance InterActions
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-49608-9
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-49608-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-49607-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXVI, 258
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