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Performance Interventions

Contesting Performance

Global Sites of Research

Editors: McKenzie, J., Roms, H., Wee, C. (Eds.)

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Contesting Performance is a collection of essays by international scholars that addresses the global development of performance research in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. The collection functions as a critical reader on diverse approaches to studying performance that contest dominant paradigms of performance studies.

About the authors

KHALID AMINE Senior Professor of Comparative Literature and Performance Studies, Faculty of Humanities, Tetouan, Morocco SHARON ARONSON-LEHAVI Assistant Professor of Theatre Studies, Bar Ilan University, Israel MARIN BLA EVI? Assistant Professor, Academy of Drama Arts, University of Zagreb, Croatia PETER ECKERSALL Senior Lecturer in Theatre Studies, University of Melbourne, Australia LADA ?ALE FELDMAN Professor of Theatre Studies, University of Zagreb, Croatia SHANNON JACKSON Professor of Rhetoric and Professor and Chair of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, University of California, Berkeley, USA LOREN KRUGER Professor of Comparative and English Literatures, African Studies, and Theatre and Performance Studies, University of Chicago, USA BOJANA KUNST Researcher, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia and Assistant Professor, University of Primorska, Slovenia RAY LANGENBACH Professorship in Postgraduate Artistic Research, Art History, and Theory, Finnish Academy of Fine Art and Finnish Theatre Academy, and Associate Professor in the Department of Performance and Media, Sunway University, Malaysia GAY MCAULEY Honorary Associate Professor of Performance Studies, University of Sydney, Australia SAL MURGIYANTO Associate Professor of Dance and Performance, Taipei National University of the Arts, Taiwan, and Jakarta Institute of the Arts, Indonesia SIBYLLE PETERS Researcher, director and performer PAUL RAE Assistant Professor of Theatre Studies, National University of Singapore FREDDIE ROKEM Emanuel Herzikowitz Professor for 19th and 20th Century Art, Tel Aviv University, Israel EDWARD SCHEER Associate Professor, School of Theatre, Performance and Cultural Policy, University of Warwick, UK and President of PSi (Performance Studies international) DIANA TAYLOR University Professor and Professor of Performance Studies and Spanish, New York University, USA UCHINO TADASHI Professor of Performance Studies, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo, Japan TAKAHASHI YUICHIRO Professor of Performance Studies, Dokkyo University, Japan

Reviews

'The book is undoubtedly an important intervention in the organization and expansion of performance research in a global age, highlighting the power structures at play in disciplinary formation.' - The Journal of Theatre Research International

'Performance research has 'gone global', according to this brilliantly diverse edition. This is a bit like saying performance research has 'gone critical', 'gone missing' or 'gone mad', but braver....This book is described, on its cover, as a 'landmark collection of essays by international scholars'. It marks the land as surely as those distinctive pinks, greens and blues did once for international geopolitical forces, but it marks it in such a way as to reveal the gaps that one can fill in for oneself...The best parts of this excellent book are as good as you will find anywhere.' - Contemporary Theatre Review

'This is the great strength of the collection: an assembling of voices and perspectives carefully solicited from, well, if not all corners of the globe, then at the very least a broad sampling...Rather than recapitulate the direction and content of each of those contributions, I would prefer to simply recommend that anyone with an interest in the discipline/field take the time to both work through the essays and, more, to consider how to engage their own, local practice with the conversation to which the collection affords the reader an access.' - Performance Paradigm

'Contesting Performance will be useful in graduate-level courses on performance studies, given its much-needed global perspective in relation to extant field overviews. It will also be of interest to scholars seeking to widen their geographical horizons, as many of the chapters point readers toward archives of understudied national theatre traditions and cultural performance practices around

the globe...the editors have done an admirable job of advocating the need to contest the dominance of a single model of performance studies. Perhaps by design, the book sets the stage for what might follow.' - Glenn Odom, Theatre Journal

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Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction: Contesting Performance in an Age of Globalization

    McKenzie, Jon (et al.)

    Pages 1-22

  • The Many Lives of Performance: The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics

    Taylor, Diana

    Pages 25-36

  • Interdisciplinary Field or Emerging Discipline?: Performance Studies at the University of Sydney

    McAuley, Gay

    Pages 37-50

  • The Practice Turn: Performance and the British Academy

    Roms, Heike

    Pages 51-70

  • Rhetoric in Ruins: Performance Studies, Speech, and the ‘Americanization’ of the American University

    Jackson, Shannon

    Pages 71-88

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Contesting Performance
Book Subtitle
Global Sites of Research
Editors
  • J. McKenzie
  • H. Roms
  • C. Wee
Series Title
Performance Interventions
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-27942-1
DOI
10.1057/9780230279421
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-00845-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-01118-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 261
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