Performance, Embodiment & Cultural Memory

Roberta Mock (Editor), Colin Counsell (Editor)

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The ten essays brought together in Performance, Embodiment and Cultural Memory address this subject from a unique diversity of perspectives, focusing on topics as varied as live art, puppetry, memorial practice, ‘cultural performance’ and dance. Dealing with issues ranging from modern nation building to the formation of diasporic identities, this volume collectively considers the ways in which the human soma functions as a canvas for cultural meaning, its forms and actions a mnemonics for constructions of a shared past. This volume is required reading for those interested in how bodies, both on stage and in everyday life, 'perform' meaning.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherCambridge Scholars Publishing
Number of pages235
ISBN (Print)1-4438-1120-3
Publication statusPublished - 2009


  • embodiment
  • cultural memory

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