Not the Other Avant-garde

Not the Other Avant-garde : The Transnational Foundations of Avant-garde Performance

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The essays in this collection offer a radical reappraisal of the avant-garde by placing it within a much broader global context. The book questions the very assumptions that underlie the generally accepted chronology and theory of the avant-garde, and offer a bold new performance-based theory that moves beyond Eurocentric presup-positions. In ten essays especially commissioned for this volume, leading scholars and critics including Marvin Carlson, Supito Chatterjee, John Conteh-Morgan, Harry J. Elam, Jr., Joachim Fiebach, David G. Goodman, Jean Graham-Jones, Hanna Higgins, and Adam Versenyi discuss avant-garde performances in Africa, the Middle East, Mexico, Argentina, India, and Japan.

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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 152 x 226 x 26mm | 480.82g
  • The University of Michigan Press
  • Ann Arbor, United States
  • English
  • 7 photos
  • 0472069314
  • 9780472069316
  • 1,245,011

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Author Information

James Harding is Associate Professor of English at the University of Mary Washington. John Rouse is Associate Professor of Theater at the University of California-San Diego.

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"Joins the growing field of critical and transnational theories on the arts... its grounding in live performance and its foregrounding of the performative human body presents a new theoretical paradigm that is pathbreaking." - Haiping Yan, University of California, Los Angeles"

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