War as Performance

Conflicts in Iraq and Political Theatricality

Authors: Mantoan, Lindsey

Free Preview
  • Offers a unique, interdisciplinary approach to the study of culture and warfare
  • Puts forth new scholarship by approaching performance broadly and understanding twenty-first century warfare and performance as inextricably linked
  • Addresses a range of performance genres not covered here, such as satirical news and post-apocalyptic narratives
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook $64.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-94367-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $84.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-94366-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

This book examines performance in the context of the 2003 Iraq War and subsequent conflicts with Daesh, or the so-called Islamic State. Working within a theater and performance studies lens, it analyzes adaptations of Greek tragedy, documentary theater, political performances by the Bush administration, protest performances, satiric news television programs, and post-apocalyptic narratives in popular culture. By considering performance across genre and media, War as Performance offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of culture, warfare, and militarization, and argues that spectacular and banal aesthetics of contemporary war positions performance as a practice struggling to distance itself from appropriation by the military for violent ends. Contemporary warfare has infiltrated our narratives to such an extent that it holds performance hostage. As lines between the military and performance weaken, this book analyzes how performance responds to and potentially shapes war and conflict in the new century.

About the authors

​Lindsey Mantoan is Assistant Professor of Theatre at Linfield College, USA. She is co-editor of Performance in a Militarized Culture and You Win or You Die: Essays on Gender, Death, and Power in Game of Thrones. 

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $64.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-94367-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $84.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-94366-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

Services for this book

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
War as Performance
Book Subtitle
Conflicts in Iraq and Political Theatricality
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-94367-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-94367-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-94366-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 236
Number of Illustrations
16 b/w illustrations
Topics