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Control Numbermuse66971
Control Number IdentifierMdBmJHUP
Date and Time of Latest Transaction20180207030003.0
General Information180202s2018 miu o 00 0 eng d
International Standard Book Number9780472123636
System Control Number(OCoLC)1020606717
Cataloging SourceMdBmJHUP MdBmJHUP
Library of Congress Call NumberHM851 .H377 2018
Main Entry - Personal NameHarding, James Martin, 1958-, author.
Title StatementPerformance, Transparency, and the Cultures of Surveillance [electronic resource] / James M. Harding
Physical Description1 online resource (1 PDF (ix, 311 pages))
General NoteIssued as part of book collections on Project MUSE
Formatted Contents NoteIntroduction . All eyes to the street : surveillance, information technologies, and the space of Brecht's "street scene" -- God's eyes : chapter 1. Of sheep, shepherds, and oversight : defrocking the cultures of surveillance -- Private eyes : chapter 2. Surveillance operatives : activists, undercover agents, and the "new theater" -- Blind eyes : chapter 3. This private island : the modern ban-opticon from Camp X-Ray to private prisons -- Electronic eyes : chapter 4. Outperforming activism : surveillance technologies beyond the surveillance camera players -- Downcast eyes : chapter 5. Data doubles, Pepper's ghost, and zombie categories : the specters of performance in the bit parts of surveillance -- An eye for an eye : chapter 6. Envisioning performance postdemocracy : creative activism, (a little bit of) damage, and surveillance's inevitable products
Summary, Etc.Placing the disciplines of performance studies and surveillance studies in a timely critical dialogue, Performance, Transparency, and the Cultures of Surveillance not only theorizes how surveillance performs but also how the technologies and corresponding cultures of surveillance alter the performance of everyday life. This exploration draws upon a rich array of examples from theatre, performance, and the arts, all of which provide vivid illustration of the book's central argument: that the rise of the surveillance society coincides with a profound collapse of democratic oversight and transparency--a collapse that, in turn, demands a radical rethinking of how performance practitioners conceptualize art and its political efficacy. The book thus makes the case that artists and critics must reexamine--indeed, must radically redefine--their notions of performance if they are to mount any meaningful counter to the increasingly invasive surveillance society
Subject Added Entry - Topical TermPerforming arts -- Political aspects
 Performing arts -- Social aspects
 Electronic surveillance -- Social aspects
Index Term - Genre/FormElectronic books
 Electronic books. -- local
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