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    DescriptionPerformance Anxieties looks at the on-going debates over the value of psychoanalysis for feminist theory and politics--specifically concerning the social and psychical meanings of racialization. Beginning with an historicized return to Freud and the meaning of Jewishness in Freud's day, Ann Pellegrini indicates how "race" and racialization are not incidental features of psychoanalysis or of modern subjectivity, but are among the generative conditions of both. Performance Anxieties stages a series of playful encounters between elite and popular performance texts--Freud meets Sarah Bernhardt meets Sandra Bernhard; Joan Riviere's masquerading women are refigured in relation to the hard female bodies in the film Pumping Iron II: The Women; and the Terminator and Alien films. In re-reading psychoanalysis alongside other performance texts, Pellegrini unsettles relations between popular and elite, performance and performative.


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    Title
    Performance Anxieties
    Subtitle
    Staging Psychoanalysis, Staging Race
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ann Pellegrini
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 198
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 240 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415916868
    ISBN 10: 0415916860
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PSY
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: JFFK
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.4
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BISAC V2.8: SOC052000
    BIC subject category V2: JFSL1, JMAF
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: PSY026000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25360
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SOC010000
    DC21: 150.195
    B&T Approval Code: A31604800
    BISAC V2.8: ART023000
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 150.19/5/082, 150.195082
    LC classification: BF175.4.F4
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: BF175.4.F45 P45 1997
    Thema V1.0: JBSL1, JBSF11, JMAF
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    03 April 1997
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Ann Pellegrini teaches in the Department of Women's Studies at Barnard College.
    Review quote
    ""Performance Anxieties offers deft readings of key texts in the psychoanalytic literature in ways that are both clarifying and compelling, while also pulling the texts consistently toward the social and historical by applying their insights to representation."-"Signs, Spring 1999