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Performance in the Blockades of Neoliberalism : Thinking the Political Anew - Maurya Wickstrom

Performance in the Blockades of Neoliberalism

Thinking the Political Anew

Hardcover Published: 10th February 2012
ISBN: 9780230247215
Number Of Pages: 210

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This book ranges from refugee camps in Palestine to halting sites of the Irish Travellers and elsewhere in search of a new politics practiced through performance. Written through the intersection of performance and philosophy, the book refutes neoliberalism's depoliticizing and strategic uses of humanitarianism, human rights, and development.

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'Generous in its international reach, daring in its theoretical inclusiveness, precise in its politically nuanced analysis, Maurya Wickstrom's work is that unusual thing: a book that recognises and illuminates what performance has to do with the disaffected and the disempowered.' - Alan Read, Professor of Theatre, King's College London

'...Wickstrom offers a vibrant and innovative application of critical philosophy to sophisticated notions of theatre efficacy in the context of globalized politics... This book will be of great interest to scholars of political performance, applied theatre, and theatre philosophy, and also more broadly to those concerned with the fields of politics and international development.' - Cami Rowe, New Theatre Quarterly

List of Illustrationsp. ix
Series Editors' Prefacep. x
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Groundwork: neoliberalism and human rightsp. 5
The chaptersp. 10
Conclusionp. 29
Making the Space of the New Present: Theatre in Palestinep. 31
Al Rowwadp. 49
Inad Theatrep. 61
Al Rowwad in Vermontp. 71
Ashtarp. 76
Efficacy, Sufferers, Camps and Redistribution: Theatre for Development and The Refugee Camp in the Heart of the Cityp. 88
Prologuep. 88
Theatre for Development - foundationsp. 90
The divide implemented (I)p. 93
The divide implemented (II)p. 104
Sufferingp. 111
Humanitarian space, MSF and Rony Braumanp. 115
Redistributionp. 125
Nomads: Irish Traveller Theatre, Housing and Appearancep. 131
Locating my research: a prologuep. 132
The frame: sedentarism/nomadismp. 134
Housing the Travellersp. 140
Theatre as housing: Ireland's inclusive neoliberalism and the new Irish subjectp. 146
Appearancep. 162
Conclusionp. 170
Exhibited Bodies, Mr Biopower and the Inhuman: A Brief Continuation and a Codap. 172
Bodies: The Exhibitionp. 172
On the other hand: Von Hagensp. 180
Codap. 187
Notesp. 190
Bibliographyp. 196
Indexp. 206
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ISBN: 9780230247215
ISBN-10: 0230247210
Series: Studies in International Performance
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 210
Published: 10th February 2012
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.72  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 1

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