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Diana Taylor - Performance - 9780822359548 - V9780822359548
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Description for Performance Hardback. In this invitation to reflect on the power of performance, Diana Taylor explores the multiple and overlapping meanings of performance, showing how it can convey everything from artistic, economic, and sexual performance, to providing ways of understanding how race, gender, identity, and power are performed. Num Pages: 240 pages, 74 illustrations. BIC Classification: ACBS; AN. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 5193 x 3564 x 18. Weight in Grams: 522.
"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. 

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Duke University Press United States
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North Carolina, United States
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About Diana Taylor
Diana Taylor is University Professor of Performance Studies and Spanish at New York University. She is the author and editor of several books, including The Archive and the Repertoire: Performing Cultural Memory in the Americas and Disappearing Acts: Spectacles of Gender and Nationalism in Argentina's "Dirty War", both also published by Duke University Press.

Reviews for Performance
"Performance offers scenarios... for active pedagogy, inviting students and others to explore and perhaps undo the links between images and writing, texts and performances, so as to conduct their own performatic appropriations."
Loren Kruger
Critical Inquiry
"Taylor's fascinating, multicultural analysis of performance explores not only what performance is but also what it does—what it allows one to ... Read more

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