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Author Wilmer, S. E., author.

Title Performing statelessness in Europe / S.E. Wilmer.

Published Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (ix, 245 pages) : illustrations
Series Springer Literature, Cultural and Media Studies eBooks 2018 English+International
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-232) and index.
Contents Recontextualization and adaptation of ancient Greek dramas -- Performative identification in fictional accounts -- Documentary theatre by and about refugees -- Unwed mothers, asylums and immersive theatre -- Creating dissensus and cross-identification -- Subversive identification and over-identification -- Two approaches to Nomadism: Fluxus and Théâtre du Soleil -- The institutional response of the German theatre.
Summary This book examines performative strategies that contest nationalist prejudices in representing the conditions of refugees, the stateless and the dispossessed. In the light of the European Union failing to find a political solution to the current migration crisis, it considers a variety of artistic works that have challenged the deficiencies in governmental and transnational practices, as well as innovative efforts by migrants and their hosts to imagine and build a new future. It discusses a diverse range of performative strategies, moving from a consideration of recent adaptations of Greek tragedy, to performances employing fictive identification, documentary dramas, immersive theatre, over-identification and subversive identification, nomadism and political activism. This study will appeal to those interested in questions of statelessness, migration, and the problematic role of the nation-state.
Other author SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Drama -- Political aspects.
Refugees in literature.
Theater and state.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9783319691732 (electronic bk.)
3319691732 (electronic bk.)
9783319691725 (hardcover)
3319691724 (hardcover)