1300 36 33 32

Drawing 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.

Buy What the Body Cost book by Jane Blocker from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780816643196
ISBN-10: 0816643199
Format: Paperback
(260mm x 180mm x 10mm)
Pages: 162
Imprint: University of Minnesota Press
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publish Date: 14-May-2004
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about What the Body Cost book by Jane Blocker and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write Review

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.

Books By Author Jane Blocker

Becoming Past by Jane Blocker

Becoming Past

Paperback, March 2016
Seeing Witness by Jane Blocker

Seeing Witness

Hardback, February 2009
Voyageurs National Park by Jane Blocker

Voyageurs National Park

Paperback, April 2004