Performing Utopias in the Contemporary Americas

Kim Beauchesne and Alessandra Santos  — 

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.

Kim Beauchesne and Alessandra Santos: Performing Utopias in the Contemporary Americas. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.
ISBN 978-1-137-56873-1