Performance in a Militarized Culture

Addressing the most commonplace of everyday interactions, from mobile phone calls to traffic cameras, this edited collection considers: How militarization appropriates and deploys performance techniques How performing arts practices can ...

Author: Sara Brady

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351857843

Category: Art

Page: 338

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The long cultural moment that arose in the wake of 9/11 and the conflict in the Middle East has fostered a global wave of surveillance and counterinsurgency. Performance in a Militarized Culture explores the ways in which we experience this new status quo. Addressing the most commonplace of everyday interactions, from mobile phone calls to traffic cameras, this edited collection considers: How militarization appropriates and deploys performance techniques How performing arts practices can confront militarization The long and complex history of militarization How the war on terror has transformed into a values system that prioritizes the military The ways in which performance can be used to secure and maintain power across social strata Performance in a Militarized Culture draws on performances from North, Central, and South America; Europe; the Middle East; and Asia to chronicle a range of experience: from those who live under a daily threat of terrorism, to others who live with a distant, imagined fear of such danger.

Gendering Military Sacrifice

Gade, S. 2017. “Reviving the Tradition of the Battle Painting: The Militarization of
Danish Culture”. In Performance in a Militarized Culture, edited by S. Brady and L
. Mantoan, 136–152. Routledge Advances in Theatre and Performance Studies.

Author: Cecilia Åse

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429826699

Category: Political Science

Page: 206

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This book offers a feminist analysis of military sacrifice and reveals the importance of a gender perspective in understanding the idea of honourable death. In present-day security discourses, traditional masculinised obligations to die for the homeland and its women and children are challenged and renegotiated. Working from a critical feminist perspective, this book examines the political and societal justifications for sacrifice in wars motivated by human rights and an international responsibility to protect. With original empirical research from six European countries, the volume demonstrates how gendered and nationalistic representations saturate contemporary notions of sacrifice and legitimate military violence. A key argument is that a gender perspective is necessary in order to understand, and to oppose, the idea of the honourable military death. Bringing together a wide range of materials – including public debates, rituals, monuments and artwork – to analyse the justifications for soldiers’ deaths in the Afghanistan war (2002–14), the analysis challenges methodological nationalism. The authors develop a feminist comparative methodology and engage in cross-country and transdisciplinary analysis. This innovative approach generates new understandings of the ways in which both the idealisation and the political contestation of military violence depend on gendered national narratives. This book will be of much interest to students of gender studies, critical military studies, security studies and International Relations.

The Methuen Drama Companion to Performance Art

Her writing has appeared in TDR, PAJ, and Performance in a Militarized Culture (
eds. Sara Brady and Lindsey Mantoan, 2017). Danielle Bainbridge is Assistant
Professor of Theatre at Northwestern. Her book project “Refinements of Cruelty: ...

Author: Bertie Ferdman

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350057592

Category: Art

Page: 320

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The Methuen Drama Companion to Performance Art offers a comprehensive guide to the major issues and interdisciplinary debates concerning performance in art contexts that have developed over the last decade. It understands performance art as an institutional, cultural, and economic phenomenon rather than as a label or object. Following the ever-increasing institutionalization and mainstreaming of performance, the book's chapters identify a marked change in the economies and labor practices surrounding performance art, and explore how this development is reflective of capitalist approaches to art and event production. Embracing what we perceive to be the 'oxymoronic status' of performance art-where it is simultaneously precarious and highly profitable-the essays in this book map the myriad gestures and radical possibilities of this extreme contradiction. This Companion adopts an interdisciplinary perspective to present performance art's legacies and its current practices. It brings together specially commissioned essays from leading innovative scholars from a wide range of approaches including art history, visual and performance studies, dance and theatre scholarship in order to provide a comprehensive and multifocal overview of the emerging research trends and methodologies devoted to performance art.

A Curriculum of Fear

Milton's heteropatriarchal military culture not only accepted Scott's performance
of a militarized masculinity; it also encouraged it. Given this culture of militarism,
Scott—who later referred to Ms. Perez and me as his “mistresses”—was not
alone ...

Author: Nicole Nguyen

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 1452951780

Category: Education

Page: 296

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Welcome to Milton High School, where fear is a teacher’s best tool and every student is a soldier in the war on terror. A struggling public school outside the nation’s capital, Milton sat squarely at the center of two trends: growing fear of resurgent terrorism and mounting pressure to run schools as job training sites. In response, the school established a specialized Homeland Security program. A Curriculum of Fear takes us into Milton for a day-to-day look at how such a program works, what it means to students and staff, and what it says about the militarization of U.S. public schools and, more broadly, the state of public education in this country. Nicole Nguyen guides us through a curriculum of national security–themed classes, electives, and internships designed through public-private partnerships with major defense contractors like Northrop Grumman and federal agencies like the NSA. She introduces us to students in the process of becoming a corps of “diverse workers” for the national security industry, learning to be “vigilant” citizens; and she shows us the everyday realities of a program intended to improve the school, revitalize the community, and eliminate the achievement gap. With reference to critical work on school militarization, neoliberal school reform, the impact of the global war on terror on everyday life, and the political uses of fear, A Curriculum of Fear maps the contexts that gave rise to Milton’s Homeland Security program and its popularity. Ultimately, as the first ethnography of such a program, the book provides a disturbing close encounter with the new normal imposed by the global war on terror—a school at once under siege and actively preparing for the siege itself.

Culture and Structure at a Military Charter School

Military. School: Why. Parents. Choose. the. MEI? First impressions are huge,
okay, and if you have parents that are ... of reasons, not based solely on school
performance, including the race and class composition oftheschool (Schneider
and ...

Author: Brooke Johnson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137357630

Category: Education

Page: 190

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Taking military charter schools as her subject, and drawing on years of research at one school in particular, Brooke Johnson explores the underpinings of a culture based on militarization and neoliberal educational reforms and probes its effects on individual identity and social interactions at the school.

War as Performance

This book examines performance in the context of the 2003 Iraq War and subsequent conflicts with Daesh, or the so-called Islamic State.

Author: Lindsey Mantoan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319943677

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 236

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This book examines performance in the context of the 2003 Iraq War and subsequent conflicts with Daesh, or the so-called Islamic State. Working within a theater and performance studies lens, it analyzes adaptations of Greek tragedy, documentary theater, political performances by the Bush administration, protest performances, satiric news television programs, and post-apocalyptic narratives in popular culture. By considering performance across genre and media, War as Performance offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of culture, warfare, and militarization, and argues that spectacular and banal aesthetics of contemporary war positions performance as a practice struggling to distance itself from appropriation by the military for violent ends. Contemporary warfare has infiltrated our narratives to such an extent that it holds performance hostage. As lines between the military and performance weaken, this book analyzes how performance responds to and potentially shapes war and conflict in the new century.

Paul Robeson and the Cold War Performance Complex

This chaotic , recombinant network is what the performance complex is intended
to invoke . As with the military - industrial complex , the performance complex
provides a critical way of understanding cultural practices of power as linked
along ...

Author: Tony Perucci



Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 217

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Two key performances by Paul Robeson shed light on the Cold War era

The Performance of Soldiers as Governors

African Politics and the African Military Isaac James Mowoe. beliefs died
previously in most parts of Europe. And yet, the very "ridiculous" nature of such
beliefs to westernized African intellectuals provides a challenge to their own
cultural ...

Author: Isaac James Mowoe



Category: Africa

Page: 518

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Games Sports and Cultures

By that , I mean that military discipline was the ideal , the paradigm , which
shaped body techniques in most other realms ... Marching displays and mass
calisthenics were also the performance genre used in opening and closing
ceremonies of ...

Author: Noel Dyck

Publisher: Berg Pub Limited


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 246

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An inclination to view games and sport as ephemeral, non-serious, and inconsequential has served to discourage the distinctive contribution that anthropology might make to the study of sport, as well as the rich insights that a fuller appreciation of sport might furnish to anthropology. This book brings a distinctively anthropological approach to the deep significance of sport and games in everyday life. Contributors examine individual and team sports and sporting practices, from football (ie, soccer) to gymnastics, to unusual but nonetheless highly developed indigenous games such as Amerindian archery in South America and kabaddi in India. Sports are shown to provide a particularly revealing window through which to examine such topics as nationalism, transnationalism, ethnicity, class relations, the body, health, identity, gender, schooling and child rearing. Contributors also address contemporary concerns with narrative, practice theory, celebrity, mass media and entertainment, tourism and the consumption of cultural commodities. This accessible book will be of interest to students and scholars in anthropology, cultural studies, geography, sociology and sport sciences, as well as to anyone seeking an international perspective on the cultural, political, and economic salience of contemporary sport.

Political Soldiering

Author: Steve Egbo



Category: Africa

Page: 222

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Imagi nations in Black and White

Military Operations Casualties : Lists and Statistics ( , 2005 [ cited ) ;
available from mediated through / mediating the War of 1898 and the occupation
of Cuba was itself an extended cultural performance , staged at the intercultural
site ...

Author: Shannon Rose Riley



Category: Cuba

Page: 640

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The Review of Korean Studies

Moon does not use the concept of militarized modernity in analyzing the second
focal period of the book ( 1988 - 2002 ) since she says militarized political culture
is no longer hegemonic after the generals were pushed out from state power . ...
She says , “ In the absence of a balance between rights and obligations , men ' s
performance of compulsory military service did not necessarily guarantee full ...




Category: Korea


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Drugs in American Society An Encyclopedia of History Politics Culture and the Law 3 volumes

He has been awarded the Distinguished Service Award and the Presidential
Performance Award three times. ... Congress, under Bush's leadership,
responded by adopting measures that further militarized the country's antidrug
effort. The U.S. ...

Author: Nancy E. Marion

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610695968

Category: Political Science

Page: 1163

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Containing more than 450 entries, this easy-to-read encyclopedia provides concise information about the history of and recent trends in drug use and drug abuse in the United States—a societal problem with an estimated cost of $559 billion a year. • Contains more than 450 detailed entries on topics ranging from drugs themselves—such as alcohol, codeine, heroin, marijuana, and methamphetamines—to key individuals like Harry Anslinger to organizations such as the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) • Covers the latest developments in U.S. policies and public attitudes toward drugs and drug use • Provides citations with each entry to guide users to other valuable research resources • Features carefully selected primary documents—including excerpts from important laws, policies, and campaigns—that have shaped American drug policy over the decades

Militarized Modernity and Gendered Citizenship in South Korea

These general features of military culture were accentuated in the South Korean
military as shaped , to a great extent , by the ... Absolute obedience and the
performance of personal services such as washing and ironing clothes or
running ...

Author: Seungsook Moon

Publisher: Duke University Press Books


Category: History

Page: 254

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"This book is a postcolonial feminist study of the politics of membership in the modern Korean nation." --introd.

The Peacemaking Struggle

The political and social world known to the Christians was a heavily militarized
culture marked by the iron rule of Rome ... paid the price that was extracted of
those who resisted the demands that were made for the performance of military
duty .

Author: Ronald H. Stone

Publisher: University Press of Amer


Category: Religion

Page: 294

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This collection of essays focuses on the relationship of the Christian faith to the issues involved in the contemporary struggle over the meaning of resistance to militarism. It is intended as a resource to help face an appropriate response to the responsibilities and limits of Christian citizenship in a society increasingly faced with the dangers of militarism. Co-published with the Council on Theology and Culture and the Advisory Council on Church and Society of the United Presbyterian Church (U.S.A)

Under Fire

Furthermore , such militaristic beliefs broadening the concepts of culture , the
political frequently result in genuinely ... Is this not to improve the performance
and responsiveness in part at least an effort to instill a military spirit of what the U
. S ...

Author: Jordan Crandall

Publisher: Witte De With


Category: Art

Page: 96

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Through a series of discussions about an array of issues - battle simulation techniques and news programming, democracy and violence, the privatization of the military, and militarized bodies - Jordan Crandall explores the organization and representation of contemporary armed conflict. Moderated by Crandall, 'Under Fire 1' is a compilation of a series of dialogues that occurred online from January 25 through April 19, 2004 between artists, political scientists, critics, activists, and journalists around the central theme.

Performance Grammars

One meaning is that foreign policy may be overweighted with military
considerations , either as goals or as means . Military superiority over another
country may be more highly valued than friendly relations and cultural contact
with it ( goals ) .

Author: Martin Kay



Category: Grammar, Comparative and general

Page: 17

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The document discusses linguistic competence, when applied to a particular language, as an attempt to characterize the subset of the Cartesian product of all possible meanings with all possible utterable sequences of sounds that are the recognizable sentences of that language. (Author).

The Journal of Military History

Volume 26 in “ Studies in the Social and Cultural History of Modern Warfare ” . ...
Indeed , Rüger argues conclusively that the widespread public disappointment
over the performance of the surface fleets in World War I on both ends of the
North ...




Category: United States


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Culture and Power at the Edges of the State

These men behaved aggressively , and distinguished themselves by a style of
cultural performance which they referred to ... and they faced an explicitly
masculine and militarized group of newcomers who described themselves as
Cossacks .

Author: Thomas M. Wilson

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783825875695

Category: History

Page: 357

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Borders are where the state is keen to stress its presence and yet are simultaneously places where that presence is challenged. They are sites of resistance to the state, and at the same time places where the national interest is vigorously maintained. This constant ambiguity generates questions about the dynamics of borderland-state relations, and about how what happens along the border can undermine state policies. Using case studies of national and state relations in borderlands in Europe, this book seeks to understand structures of power. Thomas M. Wilson is a researcher at the Department of Anthropology at the State University of New York, Binghamton University. Hastings Donann is a researcher at the School of Anthopological Studies at Queen's University in Belfast, Northern Ireland (U.K.).

High Performance

As Latin America finally gets rid of its last military dictators , the U . S . becomes
more heavily militarized . ... foot on each side of the border , and our art and
thought reflect this Mexico City Rock & Roll album cover ( detail ) : hybrid pop
culture .




Category: Art and music


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