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The Resource The archive and the repertoire : performing cultural memory in the Americas, Diana Taylor

The archive and the repertoire : performing cultural memory in the Americas, Diana Taylor

Label
The archive and the repertoire : performing cultural memory in the Americas
Title
The archive and the repertoire
Title remainder
performing cultural memory in the Americas
Statement of responsibility
Diana Taylor
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Diana Taylor provides a new understanding of the vital role of performance in the Americas. From plays to official events to grassroots protests, performance, she argues, must be taken seriously as a means of storing and transmitting knowledge. Taylor reveals how the repertoire of embodied memory--conveyed in gestures, the spoken word, movement, dance, song, and other performances--offers alternative perspectives to those derived from the written archive and is particularly useful to a reconsideration of historical processes of transnational contact. The Archive and the Repertoire invites a remapping of the Americas based on traditions of embodied practice. Examining various genres of performance including demonstrations by the children of the disappeared in Argentina, the Peruvian theatre group Yuyachkani, and televised astrological readings by Univision personality Walter Mercado, Taylor explores how the archive and the repertoire work together to make political claims, transmit traumatic memory, and forge a new sense of cultural identity. Through her consideration of performances such as Coco Fusco and Guillermo Gómez-Peña's show Two Undiscovered Amerindians Visit, Taylor illuminates how scenarios of discovery and conquest haunt the Americas, trapping even those who attempt to dismantle them. Meditating on events like those of September 11, 2001 and media representations of them, she examines both the crucial role of performance in contemporary culture and her own role as witness to and participant in hemispheric dramas. -- Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Taylor, Diana
Dewey number
306.4/84
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E20
LC item number
.T39 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Memory
  • Performance art
  • Performing arts
  • North and south
  • Postcolonialism
  • Postcolonialism and the arts
  • Ethnicity
  • Minorities
  • America
  • America
Label
The archive and the repertoire : performing cultural memory in the Americas, Diana Taylor
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A John Hope Franklin Center book"--P
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [303]-320) 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
Contents
Who, when, what, why -- Acts of transfer -- Scenarios of discovery : reflections on performance and ethnography -- Cultural memory and identity : mestizaje, hybridity, transculturation -- La raza cosmética : Walter Mercado performs Latino psychic space -- False identifications : minority populations mourn Diana -- "You are here" : hijos and the DNA of performance -- Staging traumatic memory : Yuyachkani -- Denise Stoklos : the politics of decipherability -- Lost in the field of vision : witnessing 9/11 -- Hemispheric performances
Control code
52001768
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 326 pages
Isbn
9780822331230
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003006808
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The archive and the repertoire : performing cultural memory in the Americas, Diana Taylor
Publication
Note
"A John Hope Franklin Center book"--P
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [303]-320) 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
Contents
Who, when, what, why -- Acts of transfer -- Scenarios of discovery : reflections on performance and ethnography -- Cultural memory and identity : mestizaje, hybridity, transculturation -- La raza cosmética : Walter Mercado performs Latino psychic space -- False identifications : minority populations mourn Diana -- "You are here" : hijos and the DNA of performance -- Staging traumatic memory : Yuyachkani -- Denise Stoklos : the politics of decipherability -- Lost in the field of vision : witnessing 9/11 -- Hemispheric performances
Control code
52001768
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 326 pages
Isbn
9780822331230
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003006808
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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