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Representation and Identity from Versailles to the Present The Performing Subject

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ISBN-10: 1403977844

ISBN-13: 9781403977847

Edition: 2007

Authors: Alan Sikes

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This book investigates the shifting relationship between performance and subjectivity over the course of the Modern era.nbsp; Each chapter details a different set of performance strategies designed to grant the subject a stable sense of self-identity, and each explores the fallout from the ultimate failure of these strategies to offer the subject a fixed and enduring image of itself.nbsp; The conclusion examines the implications of this failure for new Postmodern conceptions of subjectivity and poses questions about the use of performance in the self-fashioning of future generations.
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Book details

List price: $74.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 9/25/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 214
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792

List of Illustrations
Credits
Acknowledgments
The Performing Subject: Identity and Representation in the Modern and the Postmodern Eras
Dancing with the Sun King: The Performance of Privilege in the Reign of Louis XIV
"Snip Snip Here, Snip Snip There, and a Couple of Tra-La-La's": The Rise and Fall of the Castrato Singer
Liberty, Equality, Festivity: Citizen Action and the Libratory Legacy of the French Revolution
Smoke and Mirrors: The Hysterical Woman from Zola to Freud
Communism: Coming to a Screen Near You! Benjamin, Adorno, and the Politics of Mediatization
Conclusion: Queer Horizons-Postmodern Performativity and Political Action
Notes
Index