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Performance Philosophy

Politics of Practice

A Rhetoric of Performativity

Authors: Hunter, Lynette

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  • Rethinks performance studies from the perspective of the performer, which simultaneously recasts the audience member
  • Suggests a rhetoric of performativity that articulates aesthetic affect as inextricable from politics and ethics
  • Offers four detailed case studies of work by nationally and internationally known artmakers
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This book discusses affective practices in performance through the study of four contemporary performers – Keith Hennessy, Ilya Noé, Caro Novella, and duskin drum – to suggest a tentative rhetoric of performativity generating political affect and permeating attempts at social justice that are often alterior to discourse. The first part of the book makes a case for the political work done alongside discourse by performers practising with materials that are not-known, in ways that are directly relevant to people carrying out their daily lives. In the second part of the book, four case study chapters circle around figures of irresolvable paradox – hendiadys, enthymeme, anecdote, allegory – that gesture to what is not-known, to study strategies for processes of becoming, knowing and valuing. These figures also shape some elements of these performances that make up a suggested rhetorical stance for performativity.

About the authors

Lynette Hunter has a background in rhetoric, philosophy and political theory. She has researched women’s history and feminism, the history of science and medicine, decolonialism and Canadian Studies, and, more recently, performance and practice. Writer, co-writer and co-editor of 30 books, her work is significantly informed by learning from daoist epistemology and indigenous ways of knowing.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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eBook $64.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-14019-9
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Hardcover $84.99
price for USA in USD
Softcover $59.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Politics of Practice
Book Subtitle
A Rhetoric of Performativity
Authors
Series Title
Performance Philosophy
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-14019-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-14019-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-14018-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-14021-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 278
Number of Illustrations
30 b/w illustrations
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