Contemporary Performance InterActions
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Sustainable Tools for Precarious Times

Performance Actions in the Americas

Editors: Alvarez, Natalie, Lauzon, Claudette, Zaiontz, Keren (Eds.)

  • Brings together the work of scholars, activists, artists, and artivists
  • Represents an important intervention in the field of performance and human rights
  • Bridges contemporary sociopolitical movements and theories
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About this book

This book charts the changing frontiers of activism in the Americas. Travelling Canada, the US, the US-Mexico border, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Colombia, and Indigenous territories on Turtle Island, it invites readers to identify networks, clusters, and continuities of art-activist tactics designed to exceed the event horizon of the performance protest. Essays feature Indigenous artists engaging in land-based activism and decolonial cyberactivism, grass-roots movements imagining possible futures through cross-sector alliance building, art-activists forwarding tactics of reinvention, and student groups in the throes of theatrical assembly. Artist pages, interspersed throughout the collection, serve as animated, first-person perspectives of those working on the front lines of interventionist art. Taken together, the contributions offer a vibrant picture of emergent tactics and strategies over the past decade that allow art-activists to sustain the energy and press of political resistance in the face of a whole host of rights emergencies across the Americas.

About the authors

Natalie Alvarez is Associate Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies at Ryerson University’s School of Performance, Canada.

Claudette Lauzon
is Assistant Professor of Contemporary Art History in the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University, Canada.

Keren Zaiontz
is Assistant Professor and Queen’s National Scholar in the Department of Film and Media and the Cultural Studies Graduate Program at Queen’s University, Canada.

Buy this book

eBook £71.50
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  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: August 9, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-11557-9
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  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover £89.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • Due: August 9, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-11556-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sustainable Tools for Precarious Times
Book Subtitle
Performance Actions in the Americas
Editors
  • Natalie Alvarez
  • Claudette Lauzon
  • Keren Zaiontz
Series Title
Contemporary Performance InterActions
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-11557-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-11557-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-11556-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 350
Number of Illustrations
24 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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