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Performing Citizenship

Publication year: 2019

ISBN: 978-3-319-97502-3

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This book discusses how citizenship is performed today, mostly through the optic of the arts, in particular the performing arts, but also from the perspective of a wide range of academic disciplines such as urbanism and media studies, cultural education and postcolonial theory. It is a compendium that includes insights from artistic and activist experimentation. Each chapter investigates a different aspect of citizenship, such as identity and belonging, rights and responsibilities, bodies and materials, agencies and spaces, and limitations and interventions. It rewrites and rethinks the many-layered concept of citizenship by emphasising the performative tensions produced by various uses, occupations, interpretations and framings.

Subject: Literature, Cultural and Media Studies / Global, International Theatre and Performance / Contemporary Theatre / Urbanism / Media / Culture / Postcolonial / Activism / Rights / Space / Diaspora / The state / Performance art