The Resource Cities of the dead : circum-Atlantic performance, Joseph Roach

Cities of the dead : circum-Atlantic performance, Joseph Roach

Label
Cities of the dead : circum-Atlantic performance
Title
Cities of the dead
Title remainder
circum-Atlantic performance
Statement of responsibility
Joseph Roach
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Artfully interweaving theatrical, musical, and ritual performance along the Atlantic rim from the eighteenth century to the present, Cities of the Dead explores a rich continuum of cultural exchange that imaginatively reinvents, re-creates, and restores history." "Enriched with fifty-five illustrations, including spectacular photos of New Orleans's famed Mardi Gras Indians, Joseph Roach's work employs an entirely unique approach to the study of culture. Rather than focusing on one region, Cities of the Dead describes broad cultural connections over place and time, showing through myriad examples how performance can revise the unwritten past." "Through illuminating discussions of social events ranging from burials to sacrifices, from auctions to parades, encompassing regional traditions as diverse as Haitian Voudon and British funerals, the book looks at the synchretic performance traditions of Europe, Africa, and the Americas. Exploring processes of substitution, or surrogation, as enacted in performance, Roach demonstrates the ways in which we fill the voids left by death and departure." "Cities of the Dead proposes a new way to think about the relationship between history and memory as well as between document and performance. It details patterns of remembrance and forgetting, of communities forging their identities and imagining their futures."--Jacket
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roach, Joseph R.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GT4211.N4
LC item number
R63 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The social foundations of aesthetic forms
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Carnival
  • Folklore
  • Theater and society
  • Folklore
  • Theater and society
  • Communication and culture
  • Memory
  • Carnival
  • Communication and culture
  • Folklore
  • Memory
  • Theater and society
  • Volkscultuur
  • Carnavals
  • Théâtre
  • Théâtre
  • Mémoire
  • Folklore
  • Folklore
  • New Orleans (La.)
  • London (England)
  • England
  • Louisiana
Label
Cities of the dead : circum-Atlantic performance, Joseph Roach
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [287]-309) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 328 pages
Isbn
9780231104616
Lccn
95033447
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33131513
  • (OCoLC)ocm33131513
Label
Cities of the dead : circum-Atlantic performance, Joseph Roach
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [287]-309) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 328 pages
Isbn
9780231104616
Lccn
95033447
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33131513
  • (OCoLC)ocm33131513

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