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Performance and Civic Engagement

Editors: Breed, Ananda, Prentki, Tim (Eds.)

  • Addresses varied strategies for engaging communities towards effecting political and social change
  • Explores notions of social engagement through the digitisation of performances
  • Interrogates the interface between geographical and sovereign spaces, from the United Kingdom to Kyrgyzstan
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About this book

This book explores 'civic engagement' as a politically active encounter between institutions, individuals and art practices that addresses the public sphere on a civic level across physical and virtual spaces. Taking a multidisciplinary approach, it tracks across the overlapping discourses of politics, cultural geography and performance, investigating how and why physical and digital spaces can be analysed and utilised to develop new art forms that challenge traditional notions of how performance is political and how politics are performative. Across three sections - Politicising Communities, Applying Digital Agency and Performing Landscapes and Identities - the ten chapters and three interviews cover a wide variety of international perspectives, all informed by innovative ways of addressing the current crisis of social fragmentation through performance. Providing access to many debates on the theory and practice of new media, this book is of significance to readers from a broad set of academic disciplines, including politics, sociology, geography, and performance studies.

About the authors

Ananda Breed is Reader in Performing Arts at the University of East London, UK. She is author of Performing the Nation: Genocide, Justice, Reconciliation (2014) in addition to several publications that address transitional systems of governance and the arts. She has worked as a consultant for IREX and UNICEF in Indonesia and Central Asia on issues concerning conflict negotiation and conducted applied arts workshops internationally. She is Co-Director of the Centre for Performing Arts Development (CPAD) at UEL and former Research Fellow at the International Research Centre Interweaving Performance Cultures at Freie University (2013-2014).
Tim Prentki is Professor of Theatre for Development at the University of Winchester, UK. He is the author of The Fool in European Theatre and Applied Theatre Development, co-author of Popular Theatre in Political Culture and co-editor of The Applied Theatre Reader. He also writes regularly for Research in Drama Education and Applied Theatre Research.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • General Introduction

    Breed, Ananda (et al.)

    Pages 1-16

  • Introduction to Politicising Communities

    Breed, Ananda (et al.)

    Pages 19-24

  • A Dog’s Obeyed in Office

    Prentki, Tim

    Pages 25-39

  • Performing Difference: Diversity, Representation and the Nation

    Hingorani, Dominic

    Pages 41-68

  • At Home and Abroad: The Study Room in Exile

    Anderson, Gary (et al.)

    Pages 69-88

Buy this book

eBook £56.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-66517-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £72.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-66516-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Performance and Civic Engagement
Editors
  • Ananda Breed
  • Tim Prentki
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-66517-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-66517-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-66516-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 312
Number of Illustrations and Tables
24 b/w illustrations
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