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Author Carlson, Marvin, 1935-

Title Performance : a critical introduction / Marvin Carlson
Edition Second edition
Published New York, N. Y. : Routledge, 2004


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Description [xi], 276 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction: what is performance? -- 1. The performance of culture: anthropological and ethnographic approaches -- 2. Performance in society: sociological and psychological approaches -- 3. The performance of language: linguistic approaches -- 4. Performance in its historical context -- 5. Performance art -- 6. Performance and the postmodern -- 7. Performance and identity -- 8. Cultural performance -- Conclusion: what is performance?
Summary This book was the first textbook to provide an overview of the modern concept of performance and its development in various related fields. This comprehensively revised, illustrated edition discusses recent performance work and takes into consideration changes that have taken place in the study of performance since the book's original publication in 1996. Marvin Carlson guides the reader through the contested definition of performance as a theatrical activity and the myriad ways in which performance has been interpreted by ethnographers, anthropologists, linguists, and cultural theorists."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-268) and index
Subject Performance art -- United States.
Arts, American -- 20th century.
Performance art.
Arts, Modern -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Performance art.
LC no. 2003007508
ISBN 0415299276 paperback
0415299268 hardback