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The Resource Presence and resistance : postmodernism and cultural politics in contemporary American performance, Philip Auslander

Presence and resistance : postmodernism and cultural politics in contemporary American performance, Philip Auslander

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Presence and resistance : postmodernism and cultural politics in contemporary American performance
Title
Presence and resistance
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postmodernism and cultural politics in contemporary American performance
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Philip Auslander
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "The experimental theater and performance art of the last decade have been frequently decried as apolitical by critics whose model was the radical theater of the Vietnam era. Unlike for their predecessors in the 1960s, it has not been possible for contemporary performance artists such as Spalding Gray, Laurie Anderson, Andy Kaufman, and Sandra Bernhard, in their critiques of postmodern culture, to represent themselves as somehow outside of the culture they are critiquing. Postmodern culture is so thoroughly saturated by media images and information that contemporary political art has had to find ways of mounting a critique while acknowledging its position within the culture." "In this study, Philip Auslander sheds light on the political nature of postmodern pertormance, the understandings of postmodern culture that underpin it, and the particular strategies it employs. The first three chapters are devoted to a discussion of postmodern culture, which Auslander sees as mediatized culture, borrowing Baudrillard's term, and the general positioning of political art and performance within it. The five subsequent chapters are devoted to comparative discussions of issues raised by this positioning and by the critical strategies within specific pertormance practices drawn from both the avant-garde and popular performance, with emphasis on resistant representations of race and gender and on performance's engagement with an information-saturated culture." "Presence and Resistance will interest readers in theater, drama, and performance studies and those concerned with issues in postmodern theory, cultural theory, feminism, popular culture, and media theory."--Jacket
  • "The experimental theater and performance art of the last decade have been frequently decried as apolitical by critics whose model was the radical theater of the Vietnam era. Unlike for their predecessors in the 1960s, it has not been possible for contemporary performance artists such as Spalding Gray, Laurie Anderson, Andy Kaufman, and Sandra Bernhard, in their critiques of postmodern culture, to represent themselves as somehow outside of the culture they are critiquing. Postmodern culture is so thoroughly saturated by media images and information that contemporary political art has had to find ways of mounting a critique while acknowledging its position within the culture." "In this study, Philip Auslander sheds light on the political nature of postmodern pertormance, the understandings of postmodern culture that underpin it, and the particular strategies it employs. The first three chapters are devoted to a discussion of postmodern culture, which Auslander sees as mediatized culture, borrowing Baudrillard's term, and the general positioning of political art and performance within it. The five subsequent chapters are devoted to comparative discussions of issues raised by this positioning and by the critical strategies within specific pertormance practices drawn from both the avant-garde and popular performance, with emphasis on resistant representations of race and gender and on performance's engagement with an information-saturated culture." "Presence and Resistance will interest readers in theater, drama, and performance studies and those concerned with issues in postmodern theory, cultural theory, feminism, popular culture, and media theory."--BOOK JACKET
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1956-
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Auslander, Philip
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Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Theater--theory/text/performance
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  • Performance art
  • Arts and society
  • Postmodernism
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Presence and resistance : postmodernism and cultural politics in contemporary American performance, Philip Auslander
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-197) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Control code
26363611
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 206 pages
Isbn
9780472102990
Lccn
92026051
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1499169
Label
Presence and resistance : postmodernism and cultural politics in contemporary American performance, Philip Auslander
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-197) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
26363611
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 206 pages
Isbn
9780472102990
Lccn
92026051
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1499169

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