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Studies in International Performance

Performance in the Blockades of Neoliberalism

Thinking the Political Anew

Authors: Wickstrom, M.

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About this book

This book ranges from refugee camps in Palestine to halting sites of the Irish Travellers and elsewhere in search of a new politics practiced through performance. Written through the intersection of performance and philosophy, the book refutes neoliberalism's depoliticizing and strategic uses of humanitarianism, human rights, and development.

About the authors

MAURYA WICKSTROM Associate Professor of Theatre at the College of Staten Island (CUNY), USA, and the Graduate Center, City University of New York, USA. She is the author of Performing Consumers: Global Capital and its Theatrical Seductions. Her articles have been published in TDR, Theatre Journal, Modern Drama, Theatre Annual, and the Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism. Her essay, Housed: The Irish State, Neoliberalism and Irish Traveller Theatre appeared in Changing the Subject: Marvin Carlson and Theatre Studies, edited by Joseph Roach.

Reviews

'Generous in its international reach, daring in its theoretical inclusiveness, precise in its politically nuanced analysis, Maurya Wickstrom's work is that unusual thing: a book that recognises and illuminates what performance has to do with the disaffected and the disempowered.' - Alan Read, Professor of Theatre, King's College London

'...Wickstrom offers a vibrant and innovative application of critical philosophy to sophisticated notions of theatre efficacy in the context of globalized politics... This book will be of great interest to scholars of political performance, applied theatre, and theatre philosophy, and also more broadly to those concerned with the fields of politics and international development.' - Cami Rowe, New Theatre Quarterly


Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Wickstrom, Maurya

    Pages 1-30

  • Making the Space of the New Present: Theatre in Palestine

    Wickstrom, Maurya

    Pages 31-87

  • Efficacy, Sufferers, Camps and Redistribution: Theatre for Development and The Refugee Camp in the Head of the City

    Wickstrom, Maurya

    Pages 88-130

  • Nomads: Irish Traveller Theatre, Housing and Appearance

    Wickstrom, Maurya

    Pages 131-171

  • Exhibited Bodies, Mr Biopower and the Inhuman: A Brief Continuation and a Coda

    Wickstrom, Maurya

    Pages 172-189

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  • ISBN 978-1-349-31975-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Performance in the Blockades of Neoliberalism
Book Subtitle
Thinking the Political Anew
Authors
Series Title
Studies in International Performance
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-36421-9
DOI
10.1057/9780230364219
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-24721-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-31975-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 210
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