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Performativity & Belonging : Theory, Culture & Society - Vikki Bell

Performativity & Belonging

Theory, Culture & Society

By: Vikki Bell (Editor)

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Published: 1st August 1999
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This book explores belonging as a performative achievement. The contributors investigate how identities are embodied and effected, and how lines of allegiance and fracture are produced and reproduced. Questions of 'difference' are tackled from a perspective that attends to the complexities of history and politics.

Drawing on sociology, philosophy and anthropology, this collection brings together leading commentators, including Judith Butler, Paul Gilroy and Arjun Appadurai, as well as a range of new scholars. It examines questions of visuality, political affiliation, ethics, mimesis, spatiality, passing, and diversity in modes of embodied difference. The volume advances conceptual and theoretical issues through testing va

Performativity and Belonging
An Introduction
Revisiting Bodies and Pleasures
Historical Memory, Global Movements and Violence
Paul Gilroy and Arjun Appadurai in Conversation
Re-Membering Places and the Performance of Belonging(s)
Ethnic Absolutism and the Authoritarian Spirit
'She'll Wake Up One of These Days and Find She's Turned Into a Nigger'
Passing through Hybridity
Classing Queer
Politics in Competition
Mimesis as Cultural Survival
Judith Butler and Anti-Semitism
On Speech, Race and Melancholia
An Interview with Judith Butler
Subject, Psyche and Agency
The Work of Judith Butler
Performativity, Parody, Politics
Beyond Food/Sex
Eating and an Ethics of Eating
Playing it Again
Citation, Reiteration or Cicularity?
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ISBN: 9780761965237
ISBN-10: 0761965238
Series: Theory, Culture & Society
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st August 1999
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 15.88  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.39