Performing Global Networks

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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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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
CHAPTER ONE
8
CHAPTER TWO
25
CHAPTER THREE
38
CHAPTER FOUR
52
CHAPTER FIVE
67
CHAPTER SIX
88
CHAPTER SEVEN
105
CHAPTER NINE
139
CHAPTER TEN
163
CHAPTER ELEVEN
182
CHAPTER TWELVE
198
CHAPTER THIRTEEN
206
CONTRIBUTORS
228
INDEX
232
Copyright

CHAPTER EIGHT
121

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About the author (2009)

Karen Fricker is a lecturer in Drama and Theatre at Royal Holloway, University of London and from 2005-2007 was a postdoctoral research fellow in the Global Networks Group of the Institute of International Integration Studies, Trinity College Dublin. A theatre scholar and critic, her current research is on the Eurovision Song Contest.

Dr Ronit Lentin is director of the MPhil in Ethnic and Racial Studies, Senior Lecturer in Sociology, coordinator of the Global Networks group at the Institute of International Integration Studies, and member of the Trinity Immigration Initiative, all at Trinity College Dublin.

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