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Performance and the global city

Performance and the global city

Solga, Kim, 1974- editor of compilation; Hopkins, D. J., editor of compilation

Winner of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education Excellence in Editing Award 2016 Following the ground-breaking Performance and the City, this new volume explores what it means to create and experience urban performance – as both an aesthetic and a political practice – in the burgeoning world where cities are built by globalization and neoliberal capital

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Published Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
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Statement of responsibility: edited by D.J. Hopkins and Kim Solga
ISBN: 1137367857, 9780230361676, 9781137367853
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xiv, 277 pages : illustrations (black and white)
Series: Performance interventions
Subject: Globalization Social aspects.; Public art.; Theater and society.; Art and architecture.; Performing arts Social aspects.; City and town life.; Urban ecology (Sociology); Cultural policy.
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Dawson Books. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Series Title: Performance interventions.
Other formats: Also available in printed form.

Contents

  1. List of Illustrations
  2. Acknowledgements
  3. Notes on Contributors
  4. Introduction: Borders, Performance, and the Global Urban Condition; D.J. Hopkins with Kim Solga
  5. PART I: MOBILITIES AND (IN)CIVILITIES: THE GLOBAL URBAN BORDERLANDS
  6. 1. The Drama of Hospitality: Performance, Migration and Urban Renewal in Johannesburg; Loren Kruger
  7. 2. Performing Survival in the Global City: Theatre ISÔKO's The Monument; Jennifer H. Capraru and Kim Solga
  8. 3. Eva / Nacha / Cristina and the Argentine Trinity of Local, National, and Global Urban Politics; Jean Graham-Jones
  9. 4. China's Global Performatives: 'Better City, Better Life'; Susan Bennett
  10. PART II: TRANSACTING BODIES / EMBODIED CURRENCIES: SUBJECTS AND CITIES
  11. 5. Losing Venice: Conversations in a Sinking City; Nicolas Whybrow
  12. 6. The Urbanization and Transnational Circulation of the Peruvian Scissors Dance; Jason Bush
  13. 7. Commuting Performance - Working the Middle Ground; Paul Rae and Simon Jones
  14. 8. Cultures of Commuting: The Mobile Negotiation of Space and Subjectivity on Delhi's Metro; Melissa Butcher
  15. PART III: CITIZEN STAGES: ACTS OF DISSENT IN THE GLOBAL CITY
  16. 9. Distrito Federal: 'Global City, Ha, Ha, Ha!'; Ana Martinez
  17. 10. Sarajevo: A World City Under Siege; Silvija Jestrovic
  18. 11. Cairo: My City, My Revolution; Nesreen Hussein
  19. 12. Dramaturgies of Crisis and Performances of Citizenship: Syntagma Square, Athens; Philip Hager
  20. Bibliography
  21. Index

Author note

D.J. Hopkins is Director of the School of Theatre, Television, and Film at San Diego State University, USA. Previous publications include City / Stage / Globe: Performance and Space in Shakespeare's London and the co-edited collection Performance and the City (Palgrave 2009). He is editor of the journal Theatre Topics.

Kim Solga is Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary, University of London, UK. Previous publications include Violence Against Women in Early Modern Performance, and the co-edited collection Performance and the City. She is the editor of the linked volumes New Canadian Realism (with Roberta Barker).

Description

Following the ground-breaking Performance and the City, this new volume explores what it means to create and experience urban performance - as both an aesthetic and a political practice - in the burgeoning world cities built by globalization and neoliberal capital. Featuring work by artists as well as scholars, written from multiple disciplinary perspectives, and including dozens of photographs as well as a photo essay by Nicholas Whybrow, Performance and the Global City will appeal to readers interested in urban studies, theatre and performance, geography, sociology, and globalization studies.