Performing Global Networks
Karen Fricker, Ronit Lentin
Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Mar 26, 2009 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 240 pages
Networks are everywhere: from migrant organisations to information technology, from business to social movements, from international governance to global non-governmental organisations, from theatrical collectives to fan clubs, from memory sites to narrative circles. The portmanteau terms networks, and more specifically, global networks, seem to have become the mots du jour in contemporary cultural and social studies. But what cultural, social and political work do global networks accomplish: what is the work of these networks?
This path-breaking collection follows Graeme Thompson’s rallying cry for a clearer analytical approach to the ways in which networks are ‘enacted, assembled, conducted, and performed.’ In its thirteen chapters, scholars from a variety of fields – sociology, theatre and performance studies, peace studies, history, and musicology – as well as social and cultural activists, explore the multiple meanings of global networks and performance.
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It is testimony to the far-sightedness of the Institute for International Integration
Studies (IIIS) at Trinity College Dublin, that the research group responsible for the
body of research on global networks presented here, was encouraged and ...
This volume is quite clearly a product of the extraordinary current interest in
network studies, but it is also an attempt to step back from the network fray to
engage critically in what networks are (and are not) and what 'networking' means
Our project is characterised in particular by the intersection of sociology and
theatre studies. Our theatre-oriented members bring to the collaboration their
specific language and tools, in particular the focus on 'performance discourse,
and its ...
Such relationships have been studied in a number of contexts including
migration, business, political advocacy, and terrorism. The common thread in this
wide range of research settings is an interest in the ways that networks, as
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