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In the Mode of Giving: Theater, Art and Performance in the Present

In the Mode of Giving: Theater, Art and Performance in the Present
Library Shelf Location 29.HENT
Publication Date 2011
Description

This book develops concepts of giving and the exchange of gifts for contemporary art-theoretical discourse. It focuses on models drawn from the theater, visual arts and performance where processes of exchange, transfer, and reciprocity are involved. In light of the performative development of contemporary art, the contributions discuss the extent to which concepts of giving drawn from anthropological, philosophical and sociological perspectives (Mauss, Godelier, Derrida, Latour, Ricoeur, etc.) can be sustained in order to reflect and ethically accentuate the self-understanding of current artistic practice in the creative tension between claims of autonomy and social activity.

ISBN 9783866784949
Quantity 1
Pages 208
Editors Ingrid Hentschel, Klaus Hoffmann, Una H Moehrke
Format Paperback
Publisher Kerber Verlag
Categories Live Art/Performance, Theatre
Languages English, German

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