Performance: Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies

1st Edition

Philip Auslander

Published March 13, 2003
Reference - 1704 Pages
ISBN 9780415255110 - CAT# RU22751
Series: Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies

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Over the past twenty years, 'performance' has emerged as a central analytical and critical concept. Now the focus of a burgeoning academic discipline, performance studies, it is also crucial to many other fields, including anthropology, sociology, communications, art history, cultural studies, linguistics and rhetoric. This collection brings together major texts articulating perspectives on performance and performativity.
The multi-disciplinary approach of this collection reflects the growing importance of the concept of performance across a variety of disciplines. With a new introduction contextualising the concept's rise, and a full index to guide the reader through the work, this will be an invaluable reference tool for students and researchers alike.

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