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Performing Ethnicity, Performing Gender : Transcultural Perspectives (Hardcover)

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Performance and performativity are important terms for a theorization of gender and race/ethnicity as constitutive of identity. This collection reflects the ubiquity, diversity, and (historical) locatedness of ethnicity and gender by presenting contributions by an array of international scholars who focus on the representation of these crucial categories of identity across various media, including literature, film, documentary, and (music) video performance. The first section, "Political Agency," stresses instances where the performance of ethnicity/gender ultimately aims at a liberating effect leading to more autonomy. The second section, "Diasporic Belonging," explores the different kinds of negotiations of ethnic performances in multi-ethnic contexts. The third part, "Performances of Ethnicity and Gender" scrutinizes instances of the combined performance of ethnicity and gender in novels, films, and musical performances. The last section "Cross-Ethnic Traffic" contains a number of contributions that are concerned with attempts at crossing over from "one ethnicity into another" by way of performance.

Number of Pages: 247
Genre: Social Science
Series Title: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Textstream
Language: English
Street Date: August 17, 2016
TCIN: 51974356
UPC: 9781138682689
Item Number (DPCI): 248-38-1107

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