Unmarked: The Politics of Performance

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Taylor & Francis, Mar 9, 2004 - Performing Arts - 224 pages
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Unmarked is a controversial analysis of the fraught relation between political and representational visibility in contemporary culture. Written from and for the Left, Unmarked rethinks the claims of visibility politics through a feminist psychoanalytic examination of specific performance texts - including photography, painting, film, theatre and anti-abortion demonstrations.

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User Review  - Karli - Goodreads

An insightful and original approach to the liveness of performance. The chapters in this book raise questions around visibility and the unmarked and unseen potential that lies in disappearance and invisibility. This is a crucial work in the discussion of politics through performance theory. Read full review

About the author (2004)

Peggy Phelan is chair of the Department of Performance Studies at New York University. She is the author of "Unmarked: The Politics of Performance and Mourning Sex: Performing Public Memories".

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