by Diana Taylor
"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
- Pages: 240 pages, 74 illustrations
- Publisher: Duke University Press
- Publication Date: 18/03/2016
- Category: Performance art
- ISBN: 9780822359975
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