What the Body Cost
Desire, History and Performance
By (author) Jane Blocker
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What the Body Cost by Jane Blocker
Book DescriptionDrawing on the work of critical theorists such as Roland Barthes and Catherine Belsey, as well as queer theory and feminism, What the Body Cost reads against patriarchal and heteronormative tendencies in art history while providing a corrective to the established view that performance art is necessarily transgressive. Instead, Blocker suggests that the historiography of performance art is a postmodern lovers' discourse in which practitioners, historians, and critics alike fervently seek the body while doubting it can ever be found.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780816643196
(260mm x 180mm x 10mm)
Imprint: University of Minnesota Press
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publish Date: 14-May-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Jane Blocker
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Author Biography - Jane Blocker
Nicholas Zurbrugg (1947-2001) was professor of English and cultural studies, as well as director of the Centre of Contemporary Arts, at De Montfort University in Leicester, England. He is the author of The Parameters of Postmodernism and Critical Vices: The Myths of Postmodern Theory.
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