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Rai, Shirin M., Gluhovic, Milija, Jestrovic, Silvija and Saward, Michael, eds. (2021) The Oxford Handbook of Performance and Politics. New York: Oxford University Press.

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The Oxford Handbook of Politics and Performance is a unique collection of articles introducing cutting-edge research and scholarship on politics and performance, which contributes to exciting interdisciplinary work and to shaping a subfield. Organized along five themes—performativity and theatricality; identities; sites and scripts; body, voice, and gesture; and affect—the volume brings together leading scholars in the fields of politics and performance who put forward critically informed interdisciplinary work on everyday social performances, from various embodiments of resistance to a less conscious and willed dimension of reproducing social and political categories, as well as performances of political institutions and processes, in order to understand the contemporary world. The aim of the Handbook is to demonstrate that this disciplinary interweaving ultimately produces a richer, more complex view of our contemporary world than either field is able to do on its own. At the heart of the project is the ambition to introduce both performance and politics scholars to the tools of research and analysis needed to develop a sophisticated understanding of political actions as a function of performance and a firmer basis for recognizing the political potential inherent in all acts of performance.

Item Type: Edited Book or Journal Volume
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Politics & International Studies
Subjects: A General Works
ISBN: 9780190863456
DOI (Digital Object Identifier):
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2023 10:35
Related URLs: https://global. ... ?cc=gb&lang=en& (Publisher URL)

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