Cruising the Performative

Interventions into the Representation of Ethnicity, Nationality, and Sexuality

Edited by Sue-Ellen Case, Philip Brett and Susan Leigh Foster

Published by: Indiana University Press

6.12 x 9.25 in, 5 b&w photos

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  • 9780253116437
  • Published: September 1995

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". . . provocative . . ." —Theatre Journal

". . . these essays . . . offer the reader a lucid and well-wrought collection of thoughts on contemporary art and entertainment." —Theatre Studies

". . . these thirteen essays comprise an eclectic, promiscuous 'cruise' of the 'performative' in culture. . . . This is provocative stuff . . ." —Notes

Innovative examinations of performance and identity, including cultural anxieties over race and sex embodied in Michael Jackson; the exportation of tango to the "Third World"; "house music" of gay bars; Sea World's Shamu; elephants, musical performance, and the French Revolution.