The Bodies of Others: Drag Dances and Their Afterlives

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Product Details

Price
$96.00
Publisher
University of Michigan Press
Publish Date
Pages
300
Dimensions
5.9 X 9.1 X 1.0 inches | 0.01 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780472074099

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About the Author

Selby Wynn Schwartz is Lecturer in the Program in Writing and Rhetoric, Stanford University.

Reviews

"Connects drag performance to multiple dance histories, tracing how choreography and gesture have long been central to how drag performers and scholars of drag performance have reimagined gender. Substantively researched and tightly argued, the book makes a strong contribution to central and exciting conversations in performance studies and dance studies."
--Clare Croft, University of Michigan
"Makes a passionate case for drag dance as so much more than a surface-level donning of another identity... the book presents drag dance as a rigorous practice of generosity and discipline, of historiography and politics, of mourning and imagining alternative futures, and, ultimately, of queer kinship. In captivating prose that is often playful and poignant, Schwartz compels us to approach drag dancers themselves as serious theorists of gender, embodiment, and temporality."
--Anthea Kraut, University of California, Riverside

"Schwartz offers a comprehensive and captivating analysis of the social, temporal, and historical functions of drag, countering hegemonic, cisgender, heterosexual histories of dance, embodiment, and performance. ... This important book will appeal to readers and researchers interested in queer theory, temporality, embodiment, and performance. Recommended."
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--T. E. Adams, Bradley University "CHOICE "