Animal acts

Performing species today

Una Chaudhuri, Holly Hughes

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    Abstract

    We all have an animal story—the pet we loved, the wild animal that captured our childhood imagination, the deer the neighbor hit while driving. While scientific breakthroughs in animal cognition, the effects of global climate change and dwindling animal habitats, and the exploding interdisciplinary field of animal studies have complicated things, such stories remain a part of how we tell the story of being human. Animal Acts collects eleven exciting, provocative, and moving stories by solo performers, accompanied by commentary that places the works in a broader context. Work by leading theater artists Holly Hughes, Rachel Rosenthal, Deke Weaver, Carmelita Tropicana, and others joins commentary by major scholars including Donna Haraway, Jane Desmond, Jill Dolan, and Nigel Rothfels. Una Chaudhuri’s introduction provides a vital foundation for understanding and appreciating the intersection of animal studies and performance. The anthology foregrounds questions of race, gender, sexuality, class, nation, and other issues central to the human project within the discourse of the “post human,” and will appeal to readers interested in solo performance, animal studies, gender studies, performance studies, and environmental studies.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    PublisherUniversity of Michigan Press
    Number of pages246
    ISBN (Electronic)9780472029532
    ISBN (Print)9780472071999
    StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

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    Animals
    Solo
    Performance Study
    Anthology
    Reader
    Weaver
    Climate Change
    Rachel Rosenthal
    Artist
    Gender Studies
    Performer
    Human Being
    Animal Cognition
    Sexuality
    Childhood
    Wild Animals
    Habitat
    Neighbors
    Donna Haraway
    Discourse

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Arts and Humanities(all)

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    Chaudhuri, U., & Hughes, H. (2013). Animal acts: Performing species today. University of Michigan Press.

    Animal acts : Performing species today. / Chaudhuri, Una; Hughes, Holly.

    University of Michigan Press, 2013. 246 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

    Chaudhuri, U & Hughes, H 2013, Animal acts: Performing species today. University of Michigan Press.
    Chaudhuri U, Hughes H. Animal acts: Performing species today. University of Michigan Press, 2013. 246 p.
    Chaudhuri, Una ; Hughes, Holly. / Animal acts : Performing species today. University of Michigan Press, 2013. 246 p.
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