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Disappearing acts : spectacles of gender and nationalism in Argentina's "dirty war"

Author: Diana Taylor
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Disappearing Acts Diana Taylor looks at how national identity is shaped, gendered, and contested through spectacle and relationship. The specific identity in question is that of Argentina, and Taylor's focus is directed toward the years 1976 to 1983 in which the Argentine armed forces were pitted against the Argentine people in that nation's "Dirty War." Combining feminism, cultural studies, and performance
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Taylor, Diana, 1950-
Disappearing acts.
Durham : Duke University Press, ©1997
(OCoLC)606112862
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Diana Taylor
ISBN: 0822318776 9780822318774 0822318687 9780822318682
OCLC Number: 34996080
Description: xii, 309 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Caught in the Spectacle --
2. Gendering the National "Self" --
3. Military Males, "Bad" Women, and a Dirty, Dirty War --
4. The Theatre of Operations: Performing Nation-ness in the Public Sphere --
5. Percepticide --
6. Disappearing Bodies: Writing Torture and Torture as Writing --
7. Trapped in Bad Scripts: The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo --
8. Staging Battles of Gender and Nation-ness: Teatro Abierto 1981 --
9. Crossing the Line: Watching Violence in the "Other" Country.
Responsibility: Diana Taylor.

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"Disappearing Acts is brilliant. Clearly written, passionate, informed, will-argued, interesting in the extreme, it is a model piece of scholarship."-Richard Schechner, New York University "Stunning, Read more...

 
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