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Performing Masculinities


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Revision with unchanged content. On the Broadway stages of the nineteen eighties, Whoopi Goldberg, Lily Tomlin, Eric Bogosian, and John Leguizamo brought performance art to the mainstream audiences in the United States. Their work problematized the idea of what it meant to be masculine in this tumultuous time. The shows advanced social critiques to their audience while also meeting the expectations of the popular marketplace by incorporating (re)presentational aesthetics. By evaluating and reconceiving the constructed nature of the self in and by means of performance, the performances advance a model for masculinities, as everyday actors, might (re-)conceive of and construct their lives, identities, and relationships. Through a critical interpretation incorporating the lenses of Robert Connell, Victor Seidler and Arthur W. Frank's sociology of the body, I conceptualize gender, in light of the social signs and codes, roles, and identities, that the performers' bodies represent. This book contributes to the growing literature and discourses concerned with representations of the male body and masculinities, particularly in live performance. In particular, this study offers an analysis of performance art monologues presented to the mainstream audiences that tend to frequent Broadway shows and that focus on diverse masculinities.

Product Specifications
SKU :COC50727
AuthorDarren Goins
Number of Pages264
Publishing Year2012-06-28T00:00:00.000
Edition1 st
Book TypeSociety & social sciences
Country of ManufactureIndia
Product BrandAV Akademikerverlag
Product Packaging InfoBox
In The Box1 Piece
Product First Available On ClickOnCare.com2015-06-08 00:00:00
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