American Cultures as Transnational Performance

American Cultures as Transnational Performance

This book investigates transnational processes through the analytic lens of cultural performance. It will be of great interest to scholars and students of American Studies, Performance Studies, and Transnational Studies.

Author: Taylor & Francis Group

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0367501317

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This book investigates transnational processes through the analytic lens of cultural performance. Structured around key concepts of Performance Studies--commons, skills, and traces, this edited collection addresses the political, normative, and historical implications of cultural performances beyond the limits of the (U.S.) nation-state. These three central aspects of performance function as entryways to inquiries into transnational processes and allow the authors to shift the discussion away from text-centered approaches to intercultural encounters and to bring into focus the dynamic field that opens up between producer, art work, context, setting, and audience in the moment of performance as well as in its afterlife. The essays provide fresh, performance-based approaches to notions of transcultural mobility and circulation, transnational cultural experience and knowledge formation, transnational public spheres, and identities' rootedness in both specific local places or diasporic worlds beyond the written word. It will be of great interest to scholars and students of American Studies, Performance Studies, and Transnational Studies
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American Cultures as Transnational Performance

American Cultures as Transnational Performance

Performances thus actively shape, negotiate, or change the ways in which American cultures are enacted in transnational contexts—they can provide effective means for mediating transnational encounters, for implementing hybrid cultural ...

Author: Katrin Horn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000433401

Category: Social Science

Page: 226

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This book investigates transnational processes through the analytic lens of cultural performance. Structured around key concepts of performance studies––commons, skills, and traces––this edited collection addresses the political, normative, and historical implications of cultural performances beyond the limits of the (US) nation-state. These three central aspects of performance function as entryways to inquiries into transnational processes and allow the authors to shift the discussion away from text-centered approaches to intercultural encounters and to bring into focus the dynamic field that opens up between producer, art work, context, setting, and audience in the moment of performance as well as in its afterlife. The chapters provide fresh, performance-based approaches to notions of transcultural mobility and circulation, transnational cultural experience and knowledge formation, transnational public spheres, and identities’ rootedness in both specific local places and diasporic worlds beyond the written word. This book will be of great interest to scholars and students of American studies, performance studies, and transnational studies
Categories: Social Science

Transnational Performance Identity and Mobility in Asia

Transnational Performance  Identity and Mobility in Asia

The cultures reflected were drawn from multiple regions within those considered the “Orient,” both Near Eastern, in the European conception, and Far Eastern, in the American conception. Although always a transnational performance form, ...

Author: Iris H. Tuan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811071072

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 164

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This pivot considers the history, methodology and practice of Asian theatre and investigates the role of Asian theatre and film in contemporary transnational Asian identities. It critically reviews the topics of transnationalism and intercultural political difference, arguing that the concept of Transnational Asian theatre or 'TransAsia' can promote cultural diversity and social transformation. The book notably offers an understanding of theatre as a cultural laboratory, a repository for diverse histories and a forum for intercultural dialogue, allowing for a better understanding of sociocultural patterns surrounding transnational Asian identity and mobility.
Categories: Performing Arts

Contact Spaces of American Culture

Contact Spaces of American Culture

mance is always recognizable as performance, not as an attempt to embody exactly exceptionally Indian or American characteristics. The dance emerges as a transnational and highly inconclusive performance event, an recreation of an ...

Author: Petra Eckhard

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783643504340

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 265

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What do tent cities, basketball courts, slave ships, and Facebook have in common? They are spaces of American culture where an idea of 'Americanness' emerges through a concrete form of contact on the one hand and through its mediated representation on the other. This collection of essays examines these contact spaces - and their myriad and complex configurations of culture - along a spatial axis, highlighting the interconnectedness of the local and the global in concrete spaces of American culture, both inside and outside the US, and from the world wide web. One line of inquiry studies metaphors of contact, the other one reads media texts as contact spaces and investigates the role of mediation. (Series: American Studies in Austria - Vol. 12)
Categories: Literary Criticism

Performances that Change the Americas

Performances that Change the Americas

Jerzy Grotowski and Ludwik Flaszen Five Encounters with the Sages Juliusz Tyszka American Cultures as Transnational Performance Commons, Skills, Traces Edited by Katrin Horn, Leopold Lippert, Ilka Saal, Pia Wiegmink Performances that ...

Author: Stuart Alexander Day

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000439427

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 248

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This collection of essays explores activist performances, all connected to theater or performance training, that have changed the Americas—from Canada to the Southern Cone. Through the study of specific examples from numerous countries, the authors of this volume demonstrate a crucial, shared outlook: they affirm that ordinary people change the direction of history through performance. This project offers concrete, compelling cases that emulate the modus operandi of people like historian Howard Zinn. In the same spirit, the chapters treat marginal groups whose stories underscore the potentially unstoppable and transformative power of united, embodied voices. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of theatre, performance, art and politics.
Categories: Performing Arts

Transnational Cultural Flow from Home

Transnational Cultural Flow from Home

The majority of attendants (approximately 250) were Korean Americans. It is notable that many younger-generation Korean Americans attended the performance. Usually, U.S.-born Korean Americans are not very interested in traditional ...

Author: Pyong Gap Min

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9781978827165

Category: Social Science

Page: 167

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Transnational Cultural Flow from Home examines New York Korean immigrants’ collective efforts to preserve their cultural traditions and cultural practices and their efforts to transmit and promote them to New Yorkers by focusing on the Korean cultural elements such as language, foods, cultural festivals, and traditional and contemporary performing arts.
Categories: Social Science

The Routledge Companion to Transnational American Studies

The Routledge Companion to Transnational American Studies

So, she explains, “[t]he nation, as a territorial and cultural discourse, remains critical” (Radhakrishnan 2011, 19). ... “Beyond Eve and Mary: Filipino American Intellectual Heroes and the Transnational Performance of Gender and ...

Author: Nina Morgan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351672627

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 380

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The Routledge Companion to Transnational American Studies provides scholars and students of American Studies with theoretical and applied essays that help to define Transnational American Studies as a discipline and practice. In more than 30 essays, the volume offers a history of the concept of the "transnational" and takes readers from the Barbary frontier to Guam, from Mexico's border crossings to the intifada's contested zones. Together, the essays develop new ways for Americanists to read events, images, sound, literature, identity, film, politics, or performance transnationally through the work of diverse figures, such as Confucius, Edward Said, Pauline Hopkins, Poe, Faulkner, Michael Jackson, Onoto Watanna, and others. This timely volume also addresses presidential politics and interpictorial US history from Lincoln in Africa, to Obama and Mandela, to Trump. The essays, written by prominent global Americanists, as well as the emerging scholars shaping the field, seek to provide foundational resources as well as experimental and forward-leaning approaches to Transnational American Studies.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Transnationalism of American Culture

The Transnationalism of American Culture

... what he calls “the tradition of mock transnational performance.”24 In Vogel's view, this tradition appropriates and misapprehends the customs and languages of non-American cultures for the American audience.25 He suggests, however, ...

Author: Rocío G. Davis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415641920

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 230

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This book studies the transnational nature of American cultural productions, examining how they serve as ways of perceiving American culture. Visiting literature, film, and music, it considers how manifestations of American culture have traveled and what has happened to the texts in the process, including how they have been commodified.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Archiving Caribbean Identity

Archiving Caribbean Identity

At UH, she tea es and conducts resear in cultural heritage preservation and management (intangible, material, ... Jamaica” in American Cultures as Transnational Performance: Traces, Bodies, Commons, Skills in Katrin Horn, et al.

Author: John Aarons

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000590715

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

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Archiving Caribbean Identity highlights the "Caribbeanization" of archives in the region, considering what those archives could include in the future and exploring the potential for new records in new formats. Interpreting records in the broadest sense, the 15 chapters in this volume explore a wide variety of records that represent new archival interpretations. The book is split into two parts, with the first part focusing on record forms that are not generally considered "archival" in traditional Western practice. The second part explores more "traditional" archival collections and demonstrates how these collections are analysed and presented from the perspective of Caribbean peoples. As a whole, the volume suggests how colonial records can be repurposed to surface Caribbean narratives. Reflecting on the unique challenges faced by developing countries as they approach their archives, the volume considers how to identify and archive records in the forms and formats that reflect the postcolonial and decolonized Caribbean, how to build an archive of the people that documents contemporary society and reflects Caribbean memory, and how to repurpose the colonial archives so that they assist the Caribbean in reclaiming its history. Archiving Caribbean Identity demonstrates how non-textual cultural traces function as archival records and how folk-centred perspectives disrupt conventional understandings of records. The book should thus be of interest to academics and students engaged in the study of archives, memory, culture, history, sociology, and the colonial and postcolonial experience.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Placing America

Placing America

American Culture and its Spaces Michael Fuchs, Maria-Theresia Holub. a study of the transnational performance of ›America‹ encompass? A number of scholars have attempted a definition: Marvin Carlson, in an extensive overview of writings ...

Author: Michael Fuchs

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 9783839420805

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 214

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In »Call Me Ishmael«, Charles Olson exclaims »SPACE to be the central fact to man born in America«. Indeed, from the start, history and identity in America have been intricately tied to issues of space: from the idea of the »city upon a hill« to the transnational (soft) power of the United States, space has always served as an important parameter of power gained or lost and of the struggles to maintain or resist it. With contributions that range from the construction of America in (European) academic discourses to children's fiction, this collection provides an extensive and insightful study of how space influences our understanding of America.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines