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Performance, Paperback / softback Book


"Performance" has multiple and often overlapping meanings that signify a wide variety of social behaviors.

In this invitation to reflect on the power of performance, Diana Taylor explores many of its uses and iterations: artistic, economic, sexual, political, and technological performance; the performance of everyday life; and the gendered, sexed, and racialized performance of bodies.

This book performs its argument. Images and texts interact to show how performance is at once a creative act, a means to comprehend power, a method of transmitting memory and identity, and a way of understanding the world.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 240 pages, 74 illustrations
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
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  • Category: Performance art
  • ISBN: 9780822359975

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