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The performance of nationalism : India, Pakistan, and the memory of partition

Author: Jisha Menon
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Series: Cambridge studies in modern theatre.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Imagine the patriotic camaraderie of national day parades. How does performance generate patriotic loyalty? How crucial is performance for the sustenance of the nation? The Performance of Nationalism offers a new analysis of nationalism from the perspective of performance, focusing on the manifold valences of 'mimesis': as aesthetic representation, as the constitution of a community of witnesses and as the mimetic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jisha Menon
ISBN: 9781107000100 1107000106
OCLC Number: 806019807
Description: xii, 260 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Bordering on drama: the performance of politics and the politics of performance --
Ghatak's cinema and the discoherence of the Bengal partition --
The poetics and politics of accommodation --
Somatic texts and the gender of partition --
Kashmir: hospitality and the "unfinished business" of partition.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in modern theatre.
Responsibility: Jisha Menon.
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Jisha Menon's book explores the mimetic relationships between history and political performance and between India and Pakistan.  Read more...

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