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Contemporary Performance InterActions

Migration and Stereotypes in Performance and Culture

Editors: Meerzon, Yana, Dean, David, McNeil, Daniel (Eds.)

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  • Contributes to the burgeoning interdisciplinary field of Migration StudiesAddresses and furthers scholarly debates on theories of intercultural communication
  • Contributes to the creation of an international network in migration studies and performance
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This book is an interdisciplinary collection of essays that delves beneath the media headlines about the “migration crisis”, Brexit, Trump and similar events and spectacles that have been linked to the intensification and proliferation of stereotypes about migrants since 2015.  Topics include the representations of migration and stereotypes in citizenship ceremonies and culinary traditions, law and literature, and public history and performance. Bringing together academics in the arts, humanities and social sciences, as well as artists and theatre practitioners, the collection equips readers with new methodologies, keywords and collaborative research tools to support critical inquiry and public-facing research in fields such as Theatre and Performance Studies,  Cultural and Migration Studies, and Applied Theatre and History.

About the authors

Yana Meerzon, Department of Theatre, University of Ottawa, Canada, has published on theatre of exile and migration, and cultural and interdisciplinary studies. Her books include A Path of the Character: Michael Chekhov's Inspired Acting and Theatre Semiotics (2005) and Performing Exile – Performing Self: Drama, Theatre, Film (2012). 
David Dean is Professor of History at Carleton University, Canada, and co-director of the Carleton Centre for Public History working especially on performances of the past in contemporary society. Co-editor of the journal International Public History, his most recent book is A Companion to Public History (2018)
Daniel McNeil is the inaugural Public Humanities Fellow at the University of Toronto, Canada, and an Associate Professor of History at Carleton University. A former holder of the Ida B. Wells-Barnett Visiting Professorship of African and Black Diaspora Studies at DePaul University, his books include Sex and Race in the Black Atlantic (2010).  

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-17

    McNeil, Daniel (et al.)

  • Precarious Bodies in Performance Activism and Theatres of Migration

    Pages 21-38

    Meerzon, Yana

  • Spectacular Bodies, Unsettling Objects: Material Performance as Intervention in Stereotypes of Refugees

    Pages 39-55

    Purcell-Gates, Laura

  • Theatrical Border Crossings: Stereotypes against Realism in the Plays of Young Jean Lee

    Pages 57-75

    Nahm, Kee-Yoon

  • The Suitcase as a Neurotic Container in the Israeli Theatre: The Return of the Wandering Jew

    Pages 77-99

    Cofman-Simhon, Sarit

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Migration and Stereotypes in Performance and Culture
Editors
  • Yana Meerzon
  • David Dean
  • Daniel McNeil
Series Title
Contemporary Performance InterActions
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-39915-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-39915-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-39914-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 298
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations
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