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Performing Indigenous Culture on Stage and Screen : A Harmony of Frenzy (Hardcover) (Marianne Schultz)

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Examining corporeal expressions of indigenousness from an historical perspective, this book highlights the development of cultural hybridity in New Zealand via the popular performing arts, contributing new understandings of racial, ethnic, and gender identities through performance. The author offers an insightful and welcome examination of New Zealand performing arts via case studies of drama, music, and dance, performed both domestically and internationally. As these examples show, notions of modern New Zealand were shaped and understood in the creation and reception of popular culture. Highlighting embodied indigenous cultures of the past provides a new interpretation of the development of New Zealand's cultural history and adds an unexplored dimension in understanding the relationships between Maori (indigenous New Zealander) and Pakeha (non-Maori) throughout the late nineteenth and into the early twentieth centuries.

Number of Pages: 242
Genre: History, Performing Arts
Sub-Genre: Australia + New Zealand, Theater / General, Dance / General
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: Marianne Schultz
Language: English
Street Date: February 4, 2016
TCIN: 51080829
UPC: 9781137595997
Item Number (DPCI): 248-15-3968
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