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Sovereign Acts : Performing Race, Space, and Belonging in Panama and the Canal Zone (Hardcover)

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Sovereign Acts explores how artists, activists, and audiences performed and interpreted sovereignty struggles in the Panama Canal Zone, from the Canal Zone’s inception in 1903 to its dissolution in 1999. In popular entertainments and patriotic pageants, opera concerts and national theatre, white U.S. citizens, West Indian laborers, and Panamanian artists and activists used performance as a way to assert their right to the Canal Zone and challenge the Zone’s sovereignty, laying claim to the Zone’s physical space and imagined terrain. 

By demonstrating the place of performance in the U.S. Empire’s legal landscape, Katherine A. Zien transforms our understanding of U.S. imperialism and its aftermath in the Panama Canal Zone and the larger U.S.-Caribbean world. 
Number of Pages: 265
Genre: History, Art, Social Science
Series Title: Critical Caribbean Studies
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Rutgers Univ Pr
Author: Katherine A. Zien
Language: English
Street Date: September 8, 2017
TCIN: 52770608
UPC: 9780813584232
Item Number (DPCI): 248-47-5663
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