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Performing Left Populism - Performance, Politics and the People

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Informationen zum Autor Goran Petrovic Lotina is Research Fellow at the University of Warwick, UK, and Lecturer at Sciences Po: The Paris Institute of Political Studies, France. Théo Aiolfi is a Marie Curie Cofund EUTOPIA Science and Innovation Fellow at CY Cergy Paris University, France. Klappentext This interdisciplinary volume offers new insights into the connections between populism and performance. As a driving force of the contemporary left, the populist logic offers a way for progressive politics to radicalize actions against the elite, fostering greater democratization of societies at a time of socio-political and environmental crisis. Exploring the populist roots of a number of performances, the contributors to this study analyze the potentials and limits of the new forms of left populism for more democratic ways of living together. Combining performance studies and political theory, Performing Left Populism demonstrates how various performance practices give rise to populism. It shows how both civic performances (including grassroots, civil movements, political speeches, state policies and media campaigns) and artistic performances (such as theatre, dance, music and artistic activism) contribute to these processes. By these means, the book examines the processes of constructing 'a people' through both the real/civic and imaginary/artistic perspectives. Offering scholars and practitioners a thought-provoking analysis of the ways in which performance can be viewed politically, as a social practice capable of mobilizing alternative ways of living and invigorating democracy, this study expands the debate about left populism towards strategies of mobilization, collectivism and democratic politics. Vorwort A bold and innovative contribution to the discussion of the potential and limits of left populism in the fields of performance studies and political theory. Zusammenfassung This interdisciplinary volume offers new insights into the connections between populism and performance. As a driving force of the contemporary left, the populist logic offers a way for progressive politics to radicalize actions against the elite, fostering greater democratization of societies at a time of socio-political and environmental crisis. Exploring the populist roots of a number of performances, the contributors to this study analyze the potentials and limits of the new forms of left populism for more democratic ways of living together. Combining performance studies and political theory, Performing Left Populism demonstrates how various performance practices give rise to populism. It shows how both civic performances (including grassroots, civil movements, political speeches, state policies and media campaigns) and artistic performances (such as theatre, dance, music and artistic activism) contribute to these processes. By these means, the book examines the processes of constructing ‘a people’ through both the real/civic and imaginary/artistic perspectives. Offering scholars and practitioners a thought-provoking analysis of the ways in which performance can be viewed politically, as a social practice capable of mobilizing alternative ways of living and invigorating democracy, this study expands the debate about left populism towards strategies of mobilization, collectivism and democratic politics. Inhaltsverzeichnis List of IllustrationsNotes on ContributorsAcknowledgementsIntroduction: Performance and Left Populism Goran Petrovic Lotina (University of Warwick, UK, and Sciences Po: The Paris Institute of Political Studies, France) and Théo Aiolfi (University of Warwick, UK) I. Performance and Populism Theories 1. The Stylistic Approach to Populism: From Early Definitions to Interdisciplinary Hybridization Théo Aiolfi (University of Warwick, UK) 2. American Paranoia: Trump, Sanders, and Theoretical Reflections on Researching Popul...

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Authors , Theo Aiolfi, Anja Hartl, Goran Petrovic Lotina, Goran Petrovic-Lotina
Assisted by Théo Aiolfi (Editor), Goran Petrovic Lotina (Editor), Goran Petrovic-Lotina (Editor), William C. Boles (Editor of the series), Anja Hartl (Editor of the series)
Publisher Methuen Drama
 
Languages English
Product format Hardback
Released 13.07.2023
 
EAN 9781350347045
ISBN 978-1-350-34704-5
No. of pages 224
Series Methuen Drama Agitations: Text, Politics and Performances
Subjects Humanities, art, music > Art > General, dictionaries
Social sciences, law, business > Political science > Political theories and the history of ideas

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