product description page

Performance (Hardcover) (Diana Taylor)

Performance (Hardcover) (Diana Taylor) - image 1 of 1
$80.70
MSRPReg: $84.95 Save $4.25 (5% off)

about this item

"Performance" has multiple and often overlapping meanings that signify a wide variety of social behaviors. In this invitation to reflect on the power of performance, Diana Taylor explores many of its uses and iterations: artistic, economic, sexual, political, and technological performance; the performance of everyday life; and the gendered, sexed, and racialized performance of bodies. This book performs its argument. Images and texts interact to show how performance is at once a creative act, a means to comprehend power, a method of transmitting memory and identity, and a way of understanding the world.
"Performance" has multiple and often overlapping meanings that signify a wide variety of social behaviors. In this invitation to reflect on the power of performance, Diana Taylor explores many of its uses and iterations: artistic, economic, sexual, political, and technological performance; the performance of everyday life; and the gendered, sexed, and racialized performance of bodies. This book performs its argument. Images and texts interact to show how performance is at once a creative act, a means to comprehend power, a method of transmitting memory and identity, and a way of understanding the world.
Number of Pages: 221.0
Genre: Performing Arts, Art
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Duke Univ Pr
Author: Diana Taylor
Language: English
Street Date: March 18, 2016
TCIN: 21517580
UPC: 9780822359548
Item Number (DPCI): 247-49-1575

guest reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.