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Author Miñana, Rogelio, 1972- author.

Title Living Quixote : performative activism in contemporary Brazil and the Americas / Rogelio Miñana
Published Nashville : Vanderbilt University Press, 2020
© 2019 by Vanderbilt University Press
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Description 1 online resource
Series Performing Latin American and Caribbean identities; Book 2
Performing Latin American and Caribbean identities.
Contents Introduction: Living Quixote in the Americas -- Part 1. Transatlantic Quixotes: Brazilian transculturations of Don Quixote -- 1. "Transforming People Through Art": Transculturating Don Quixote in Brazil -- 2. American Quixotes: The Afterlife of Don Quixote in the Americas -- Part 2. Don Quixote of the streets: The performative approach to Don Quixote in Brazil -- 3. Don Quixote of the streets: Marginality and metatheater in Brazilian Don Quixote stage adaptations -- 4. The performative approach: The Brazilian third way of reading Don Quixote -- Part 3. Urban Quixotes: Performative activism and citizenship in contemporary Brazil -- 5. "A Place of Hope": Performing citizenship in contemporary Brazil -- 6. "Quixotinhos Urbanos": Performative activism and urban transformation in São Paulo -- Conclusion: Don Quixote lives on: Performative activism in the Americas
Summary "Examines contemporary appropriations of Miguel de Cervantes's masterpiece in political and social justice movements in the Americas, particularly in Brazil. The author examines long-term, Quixote-inspired activist efforts at the ground level, offering an applied model for cultural activism or, as he calls it, performative activism"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616. Don Quixote -- Adaptations
Don Quixote (Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de)
Social problems -- America
Theater and society -- America
Literature -- Adaptations.
Social problems.
Theater and society.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019026479
ISBN 082652270X