Performativity & Belonging

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Vikki Bell
SAGE, Oct 25, 1999 - Social Science - 250 pages
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This book explores belonging as a performative achievement. The contributors investigate how identities are embodied and effected, and how lines of allegiance and fracture are produced and reproduced. Questions of 'difference' are tackled from a perspective that attends to the complexities of history and politics.

Drawing on sociology, philosophy and anthropology, this collection brings together leading commentators, including Judith Butler, Paul Gilroy and Arjun Appadurai, as well as a range of new scholars. It examines questions of visuality, political affiliation, ethics, mimesis, spatiality, passing, and diversity in modes of embodied difference. The volume advances conceptual and theoretical issues through testing va

 

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Contents

An Introduction
1
Vikki Bell Historical Memory Global Movements
21
AnneMarie Fortier ReMembering Places and the Performance
41
Chetan Bhatt Ethnic Absolutism and the Authoritarian Spirit
65
Sara Ahmed Shell Wake Up One of These Days
87
Politics in Competition
107
Judith Butler
133
Moya Lloyd Performativity Parody Politics
195
Eating and an Ethics
215
Citation Reiteration
229
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Vikki Bell lectures in Sociology at Goldsmiths College, university of London.

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