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Palgrave Macmillan

Performance and the Global City

ISBN 9780230361676
Publication Date October 2013
Formats Hardcover Ebook (PDF) Ebook (EPUB) Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series Performance Interventions

Following the ground-breaking Performance and the City, this new volume explores what it means to create and experience urban performance – as both an aesthetic and a political practice – in the burgeoning world cities built by globalization and neoliberal capital. Featuring work by artists as well as scholars, written from multiple disciplinary perspectives, and including dozens of photographs as well as a photo essay by Nicholas Whybrow, Performance and the Global City will appeal to readers interested in urban studies, theatre and performance, geography, sociology, and globalization studies.

D.J. Hopkins is Interim Director of the School of Theatre, Television, and Film at San Diego State University, USA. Previous publications include City / Stage / Globe: Performance and Space in Shakespeare's London and the co-edited collection Performance and the City (Palgrave 2009). He is editor of the journal Theatre Topics.

Kim Solga is Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary, University of London, UK. Previous publications include Violence Against Women in Early Modern Performance (2009), and the co-edited collection Performance and the City (2009). She is the editor, with Roberta Barker, of the linked volumes New Canadian Realisms (2012).

List of Illustrations
Notes on Contributors
Introduction: Borders, Performance, and the Global Urban Condition; D.J. Hopkins with Kim Solga
1. The Drama of Hospitality: Performance, Migration and Urban Renewal in Johannesburg; Loren Kruger
2. Performing Survival in the Global City: Theatre ISÔKO's The Monument; Jennifer H. Capraru and Kim Solga
3. Eva / Nacha / Cristina and the Argentine Trinity of Local, National, and Global Urban Politics; Jean Graham-Jones
4. China's Global Performatives: 'Better City, Better Life'; Susan Bennett
5. Losing Venice: Conversations in a Sinking City; Nicolas Whybrow
6. The Urbanization and Transnational Circulation of the Peruvian Scissors Dance; Jason Bush
7. Commuting Performance → Working the Middle Ground; Paul Rae and Simon Jones
8. Cultures of Commuting: The Mobile Negotiation of Space and Subjectivity on Delhi's Metro; Melissa Butcher
9. Distrito Federal: 'Global City, Ha, Ha, Ha!'; Ana Martinez
10. Sarajevo: A World City Under Siege; Silvija Jestrovic
11. Cairo: My City, My Revolution; Nesreen Hussein
12. Dramaturgies of Crisis and Performances of Citizenship: Syntagma Square, Athens; Philip Hager

Susan Bennett, University of Calgary, Canada
Jason Bush, Stanford University, USA
Melissa Butcher, Open University, UK
Jennifer H. Capraru, Theatre Asylum, Canada
Jean Graham-Jones, City University of New York, USA.
Philip Hager, University of Winchester, UK
D. J. Hopkins, San Diego State University, USA
Nesreen Hussein, University of Kent at Canterbury, UK
Silvija Jestrovic, University of Warwick, UK
Simon Jones, University of Bristol, UK
Loren Kruger, University of Chicago, USA
Loren Kruger, University of Chicago, USA
Ana Martínez, City University of New York, USA
Paul Rae, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Kim Solga, Queen Mary University of London, UK
Nicolas Whybrow, University of Warwick, UK


'Following on from Performance and the City, a well-curated collection of essays exploring performance's role in renegotiating urban space in the industrialized West post-9/11, editors D. J. Hopkins and Kim Solga have published a formidable follow-up. Performance and the Global City builds on its predecessor through a range of essays that explore performance's role in the process of global city mobilization… the level of scholarship in Performance and the Global City is consistently high, including further contributions from Melissa Bucher, Philip Hager, Simon Jones and Paul Rae, and the cities covered represent an international cross-section of urban centres.' – Performance Research
'Well written and accessible, rigorous and substantial, ethical and engaged, and truly global in both reach and impact.' - Patrick Lonergan, Contemporary Theatre Review
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