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Palgrave Studies in Performance and Technology

Circus, Science and Technology

Dramatising Innovation

Editors: Jürgens, Anna-Sophie (Ed.)

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  • Brings together – for the first time – different scholarly perspectives on the facets of engineering and technology in circus contexts Provides a rich account of the circus’ past, how it was and is formative for the presentFeatures contributions from performance and circus scholars, art and cultural historians, media and literature researchers and an engineer

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This book explores the circus as a site in and through which science and technology are represented in popular culture. Across eight chapters written by leading scholars – from fields as varied as performance and circus studies, art, media and cultural history, and engineering – the book discusses to what extent the engineering of circus and performing bodies can be understood as a strategy to promote awe, how technological inventions have shaped circus and the cultures it helps constitute, and how much of a mutual shaping this is. What kind of cultural and aesthetic effects does engineering in circus contexts achieve? How do technological inventions and innovations impact on the circus? How does the link between circus and technology manifest in representations and interpretations – imaginaries – of the circus in other media and popular culture? Circus, Science and Technology examines the ways circus can provide a versatile frame for interpreting our relationship with technology.

About the authors

Anna-Sophie Jürgens is an Assistant Professor at the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science. She was an Alexander-von-Humboldt Fellow at the Australian National University, Australia, and the Free University of Berlin, Germany, from 2017 to 2020. Her research draws upon circus fiction, the history of (violent) clowns, and comic performance and technology in culture.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Circus, Science and Technology
Book Subtitle
Dramatising Innovation
Editors
  • Anna-Sophie Jürgens
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Performance and Technology
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-43298-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-43298-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-43297-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 189
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 13 illustrations in colour
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