New book: Performing Utopias in the Contemporary Americas, edited by Kim Beauchesne and Alessandra Santos

We are excited to announce the release of Performing Utopias in the Contemporary Americas, edited by Kim Beauchesne (Associate Professor, FHIS) and Alessandra Santos (Assistant Professor, FHIS).
This book offers an innovative examination of the utopian impulse through performance as a proposition of practical engagement in the contemporary Americas. The volume compiles unique multidisciplinary and exploratory texts, applying diverse critical and artistic approaches. Its contributors reconceptualize utopia as a creative and theoretical method based on a commitment to sociopolitical transformation. Chapters are organized around notions of mapping utopias, indigenizing practices, political manifestations, and the construction of social identities.
Contributors include Dr. Jon Beasley-Murray, Dr. Rita De Grandis, Dr. Brianne Orr-Álvarez, Carmen Miranda Barrios and Sarah Shamash

Publisher: New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. 323 pp.