'Focusing on the living arts—dance, theatre, music, performance art, ritual, and popular entertainment—performance studies expands our understanding of "performance" as both a vital artistic practice and a means by which to understand social and cultural processes. Bridging the gap between cultural studies, performing arts, and anthropology, performance studies explores myriad ways in which performance creates meaning and shapes our everyday lives.

The broadest and most inclusive volume to date, The Ends of Performance both celebrates and critiques the institutionalisation of the field. Only recently has the field given keen attention to the interpretive force and consequences of performance events, and it is these consequences that the The Ends of Performance articulates. Here performance studies illuminates the complex social and cultural formations of our time—the impact of virtual technology, the racialised discourses of legal and cultural citizenship, the impact of new medical discourses, and the medicalisation of the body.' - from publisher's website

Includes biographies of contributors.
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Onsite

Location code REF.PHP5
Language

English

Publication/Creation date

1998

No of pages

372

ISBN / ISSN

9780814766477

No of copies

1

Content type

anthology

Chapter headings
Introduction: The Ends of Performance

- Peggy PHELAN

Writing History/Performing Memory
History, Memory, Necrophilia

- Joseph ROACH

Seeing Death: The Photography of David Wojnarowicz

- Robert SEMBER

On Colonial Forgetting: The Conquest of New Mexico and Its Historia

- Jill LANE

Performative Writing
Performing Writing

- Della POLLOCK

Teaching 'Experimental Critical Writing'

- Eve KOSOFSKY SEDGWICK

This Black Body in Question

- Amanda Denise KEMP

A Fool's Discourse: The Buffoonery Syndrome

- Mady SCHUTZMAN

Spare Parts

- Teresa M. SENFT

Moving the Body Politics
AmeRícan Accents Syncopate the State

- Doris SOMMER

Border Watching

- Diana TAYLOR

Staging Crisis: Twin Tales in Moving Politics

- Randy MARTIN

Bodies outside the State: Black British Women Playwrights and the Limits of Citizenship

- May JOSEPH

Performance in the Field
Genre Trouble: (The) Butler Did It

- Jon McKENZIE

The Mirrored Stage: Reflections on the Prsence of Sylvia [Bataille] Lacan

- Jamer HUNT

Virtual Criticism and the Dance of Death

- Marcia B. SIEGEL

The Bed Took up Most of the Room

- Jane BLOCKER

Making New Bodies
Orlan's Performative Transformations of Subjectivity

- Tanya AUGSBURG

Intervention

- Orlan

Of Mice, Bugs and Women

- Deb MARGOLIN

Antoher End
What Is Performance Studies Anyway?

- Richard SCHECHNER

The Ends of Performance
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