Diasporas and performance

Helen Gilbert, Jacqueline Lo

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    Abstract

    In this paper, we consider the ways in which performance, as both concept and praxis, might extend current understandings of diaspora. To this end, we focus on three areas where diaspora and performance studies can productively intersect: space, bodies and affect. Our aim is to outline some of the ways in which performance - through its capacity to hold together, in the one iteration, the physical and the material with the abstract and the affective - usefully enlarges and complicates empirically based views of living with, and in diaspora.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDiasporas
    Subtitle of host publicationConcepts, intersections, identities
    PublisherBloomsbury Publishing Plc.
    Pages151-156
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Electronic)9781848135390
    ISBN (Print)9781842779477
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010

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