Pantomime Terror

Music and Politics

Author: John Hutnyk

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Category: Art

Page: 211

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The war on terror thrives on pantomime demons, created and maintained by political opportunism, convenient stereotype and uncritical celebrity scholarship.

The New American Cyclopaedia

A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge

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Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

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View: 821

The New American Cyclopaedia

A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge

Author: George Ripley

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Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page:

View: 433

The New American Cyclopædia

A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge

Author: George Ripley

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Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

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A New Pantomime

Author: Edward Vaughan Kenealy

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Category: Goethe

Page: 570

View: 974

Theatre on Terror

Subject Positions in British Drama

Author: Ariane de Waal

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 305

View: 582

In a moment of intense uncertainty surrounding the means, ends, and limits of (countering) terrorism, this study approaches the recent theatres of war through theatrical stagings of terror. Theatre on Terror: Subject Positions in British Drama charts the terrain of contemporary subjectivities both ‘at home’ and ‘on the front line’. Beyond examining the construction and contestation of subject positions in domestic and (sub)urban settings, the book follows border-crossing figures to the shifting battlefields in Iraq and Afghanistan. What emerges through the analysis of twenty-one plays is not a dichotomy but a dialectics of ‘home’ and ‘front’, where fluid, uncontainable subjects are constantly pushing the contours of conflict. Revising the critical consensus that post-9/11 drama primarily engages with ‘the real’, Ariane de Waal argues that these plays navigate the complexities of the discourse – rather than the historical or social realities – of war and terrorism. British ‘theatre on terror’ negotiates, inflects, and participates in the discursive circulation of stories, idioms, controversies, testimonies, and pieces of (mis)information in the face of global insecurities.

Popular Music and Human Rights: British and American music

Author: Ian Peddie

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

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Category: Music

Page: 222

View: 676

Popular music has long understood that human rights, if attainable at all, involve a struggle without end. The right to imagine an individual will, the right to some form of self-determination and the right to self-legislation have long been at the forefront of popular music's approach to human rights. At a time of such uncertainty and confusion, with human rights currently being violated all over the world, a new and sustained examination of cultural responses to such issues is warranted. In this respect music, which is always produced in a social context, is an extremely useful medium; in its immediacy music has a potency of expression whose reach is long and wide.

Popular Music and Human Rights

World Music

Author: Ian Peddie

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

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Category: Music

Page: 200

View: 626

Popular music has long understood that human rights, if attainable at all, involve a struggle without end. The right to imagine an individual will, the right to some form of self-determination and the right to self-legislation have long been at the forefront of popular music's approach to human rights. At a time of such uncertainty and confusion, with human rights currently being violated all over the world, a new and sustained examination of cultural responses to such issues is warranted. In this respect music, which is always produced in a social context, is an extremely useful medium; in its immediacy music has a potency of expression that reaches far and wide.