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Recasting Commodity and Spectacle in the Indigenous Americas

Published by Institute of Latin American Studies
ISBN 10: 1908857080 / ISBN 13: 9781908857088
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Title: Recasting Commodity and Spectacle in the ...

Publisher: Institute of Latin American Studies

Binding: Soft cover

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2014. Paperback. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781908857088

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Indigenous artists frequently voice concerns over the commodification of their cultures, a process acutely felt by those living with the consequences of colonialism. This timely book, which features color illustrations throughout, examines the ways in which contemporary indigenous peoples in different parts of the Americas have harnessed performance practices to resist imposed stereotypes and shape their own complex identities.

Essays by leading academics and practitioners show the vibrancy of a wide array of indigenous arts and cultural events in the United States, Mexico, Peru, Bolivia, Canada, Nicaragua, Ecuador, and Belize. As well as analyzing performance idioms, the authors trace the circulation of creative products and practices as commodities, as cultural capital, and/or as heritage. Making reference to aesthetic forms, intellectual property, and political empowerment, these essays weigh the impact of music, festivities, film, photography, theater, and museum installations among diverse audiences and discuss ways in which spectacles of cultural difference are remodeled in the hands of indigenous practitioners.

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Helen Gilbert is professor of theatre at Royal Holloway, University of London, and principal investigator for Indigeneity in the Contemporary World: Performance, Politics, Belonging, an interdisciplinary project funded by the European Research Council 2009 14. Charlotte Gleghorn holds a chancellor's fellowship in the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Edinburgh, and is a researcher on the Indigeneity in the Contemporary World project, hosted at Royal Holloway, University of London.

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