Exorcising History

Argentine Theater Under Dictatorship
Author: Jean Graham-Jones
Publisher: Bucknell University Press
ISBN: 9780838754245
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 259
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"In Exorcising History, Jean Graham-Jones documents, contextualizes, and analyzes theater produced in Buenos Aires during Argentina's military dictatorship of 1976-83 and the nation's subsequent return to democracy. The plays discussed, while not necessarily constituting "political theater," are indeed political in that each is conditioned by sociopolitical structures present at the moment of creation. It is in this way that the plays lend themselves to Graham-Jones's examination of how personal and collective histories enter into theater production, in the creation of dramatic worlds that re-create and revise the "outside" world."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Winning the Peace

The Marshall Plan and America's Coming of Age as a Superpower
Author: Nicolaus Mills
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470097558
Category: History
Page: 304
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Politicians of every stripe frequently invoke the Marshall Plan in support of programs aimed at using American wealth to extend the nation's power and influence, solve intractable third-world economic problems, and combat world hunger and disease. Do any of these impassioned advocates understand why the Marshall Plan succeeded where so many subsequent aid plans have not? Historian Nicolaus Mills explores the Marshall Plan in all its dimensions to provide valuable lessons from the past about what America can and cannot do as a superpower.

Exorcising Blackness

Historical and Literary Lynching and Burning Rituals
Author: Trudier Harris
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253319951
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 222
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By lynching, burning, castrating, raping, and mutilating black people, contends Trudier Harris, white Americans were perfomring a rite of exorcism designed to eradicate the "black beast" from their midst, or, at the very least, to render him powerless and emasculated. Black writers have graphically portrayed such tragic incidents in their writings. In doing so, they seem to be acting out a communal role—a perpetuation of an oral tradition bent on the survival of the race. Exorcising Blackness demonstrates that the closeness and intensity of black people's historical experiences sometimes overshadows, frequently infuses and enhances, and definitely makes richer in texture the art of black writers. By reviewing the historical and literary interconnections of the rituals of exorcism, Harris opens up the hidden psyche—the soul—of black American writers.

Moving Otherwise

Dance, Violence, and Memory in Buenos Aires
Author: Victoria Fortuna
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190627042
Category: Music
Page: 304
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Moving Otherwise examines how contemporary dance practices in Buenos Aires, Argentina enacted politics within climates of political and economic violence from the mid-1960s to the mid-2010s. From the repression of military dictatorships to the precarity of economic crises, contemporary dancers and audiences consistently responded to and reimagined the everyday choreographies that have accompanied Argentina's volatile political history. The titular concept, "moving otherwise" names how both concert dance and its off-stage practice and consumption offer alternatives to and modes to critique the patterns of movement and bodily comportment that shape everyday life in contexts marked by violence. Drawing on archival research based in institutional and private collections, over fifty interviews with dancers and choreographers, and the author's embodied experiences as a collaborator and performer with active groups, the book analyzes how a wide range of practices moved otherwise, including concert works, community dance initiatives, and the everyday labor that animates dance. It demonstrates how these diverse practices represent, resist, and remember violence and engender new forms of social mobilization on and off the theatrical stage. As the first book length critical study of Argentine contemporary dance, it introduces a breadth of choreographers to an English speaking audience, including Ana Kamien, Susana Zimmermann, Estela Maris, Alejandro Cervera, Renate Schottelius, Susana Tambutti, Silvia Hodgers, and Silvia Vladimivsky. It also considers previously undocumented aspects of Argentine dance history, including crossings between contemporary dancers and 1970s leftist political militancy, Argentine dance labor movements, political protest, and the prominence of tango themes in contemporary dance works that address the memory of political violence. Contemporary dance, the book demonstrates, has a rich and diverse history of political engagement in Argentina.

Games and Play in the Theater of Spanish American Women


Author: Catherine Larson
Publisher: Bucknell University Press
ISBN: 9780838755693
Category: Drama
Page: 216
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In the seventeen dramatic texts examined in this study, women writers from Spanish America have self-consciously incorporated games into their plays' structures to highlight from a woman's perspective the idea that life, as well as the theatre, is a game. Some dramas are so overtly about games that the word appears significantly in their titles. Others reflect game playing in less direct ways or connect metatheatrical examinations of role-playing to the ludic. In every drama examined, however, a game of some sort plays a key role in the construction of the playtest. By looking at the nature and number of the games played in these women-authored dramas from the past fifty years, we can see the ways in which play is used to effect social control and the connections between play and aggression, gender, history and politics. In these representative dramas, the theatre serves as a vehicle for encouraging audiences to think about (if not act upon) the issues that have shaped Spanish America. Games, rules, winners and losers join together as the playwrights explore events and times of fundamental importance in the countries' historical and political evolutions.

Spirit Possession and Exorcism: History, Psychology, and Neurobiology [2 volumes]

History, Psychology, and Neurobiology
Author: Patrick McNamara Ph.D.
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313384339
Category: Psychology
Page: 373
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This two-volume text reviews spirit possession throughout history, analyzes case studies from a cognitive neuroscience perspective, and examines rites for exorcism. • Provides a comprehensive bibliography of materials that gathers historical, anthropological, and archaeological sources, as well as comparative religionist and neurologic literature • Contains indexes that reference key religious events, rituals, and personalities, and cross-reference key characteristics of case studies

Exorcising Our Demons

Magic, Witchcraft, and Visual Culture in Early Modern Europe
Author: Charles Zika
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004125605
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 603
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This collection of fascinating essays explores the relationship between humanism and magic, the intersection of religious ritual, orthodoxy and power, and the links between witchcraft, sexuality and savagery in the visual culture of Europe in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.

Imagining Human Rights in Twenty-First Century Theater

Global Perspectives
Author: F. Becker,P. Hernández,B. Werth
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 113702710X
Category: History
Page: 284
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There is extraordinary diversity, depth, and complexity in the encounter between theatre, performance, and human rights. Through an examination of a rich repertoire of plays and performance practices from and about countries across six continents, the contributors open the way toward understanding the character and significance of this encounter.

Neoliberalism and Global Theatres

Performance Permutations
Author: L. Nielsen,P. Ybarra
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137035609
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 316
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How do theatre and performance transmit and dispute ideologies of neoliberalism? The essays in this anthology examine the mechanisms and rhetorics of contemporary multinational and transnational organizations, artists, and communities that produce theatre and performance for global audiences.

Spirit Possession and Exorcism

History, Psychology, and Neurobiology
Author: Patrick McNamara
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313384320
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 373
View: 6042
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This two-volume text reviews spirit possession throughout history, analyzes case studies from a cognitive neuroscience perspective, and examines rites for exorcism. * Provides a comprehensive bibliography of materials that gathers historical, anthropological, and archaeological sources, as well as comparative religionist and neurologic literature * Contains indexes that reference key religious events, rituals, and personalities, and cross-reference key characteristics of case studies

Spirit Possession and Exorcism

History, Psychology, and Neurobiology
Author: Patrick McNamara
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313384320
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 373
View: 6485
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This two-volume text reviews spirit possession throughout history, analyzes case studies from a cognitive neuroscience perspective, and examines rites for exorcism. * Provides a comprehensive bibliography of materials that gathers historical, anthropological, and archaeological sources, as well as comparative religionist and neurologic literature * Contains indexes that reference key religious events, rituals, and personalities, and cross-reference key characteristics of case studies

American History Goes to the Movies

Hollywood and the American Experience
Author: W. Bryan Rommel Ruiz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136845399
Category: History
Page: 304
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Whether they prefer blockbusters, historical dramas, or documentaries, people learn much of what they know about history from the movies. In American History Goes to the Movies, W. Bryan Rommel-Ruiz shows how popular representations of historic events shape the way audiences understand the history of the United States, including American representations of race and gender, and stories of immigration, especially the familiar narrative of the American Dream. Using films from many different genres, American History Goes to the Movies draws together movies that depict the Civil War, the Wild West, the assassination of JFK, and the events of 9/11, from The Birth of a Nation and Gone with the Wind to The Exorcist and United 93, to show how viewers use movies to make sense of the past, addressing not only how we render history for popular enjoyment, but also how Hollywood’s renderings of America influence the way Americans see themselves and how they make sense of the world.

Exorcising Hitler

The Occupation and Denazification of Germany
Author: Frederick Taylor
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1608193829
Category: History
Page: 480
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The collapse of the Third Reich in 1945 was an event nearly unprecedented in history. Only the fall of the Roman Empire fifteen hundred years earlier compares to the destruction visited on Germany. The country's cities lay in ruins, its economic base devastated. The German people stood at the brink of starvation, millions of them still in POW camps. This was the starting point as the Allies set out to build a humane, democratic nation on the ruins of the vanquished Nazi state-arguably the most monstrous regime the world has ever seen. In Exorcising Hitler, master historian Frederick Taylor tells the story of Germany's Year Zero and what came next. He describes the bitter endgame of war, the murderous Nazi resistance, the vast displacement of people in Central and Eastern Europe, and the nascent cold war struggle between Soviet and Western occupiers. The occupation was a tale of rivalries, cynical realpolitik, and blunders, but also of heroism, ingenuity, and determination-not least that of the German people, who shook off the nightmare of Nazism and rebuilt their battered country. Weaving together accounts of occupiers and Germans, high and low alike Exorcising Hitler is a tour de force of both scholarship and storytelling, the first comprehensive account of this critical episode in modern history.

Savage fields

an essay in literature and cosmology
Author: Dennis Lee
Publisher: Anansi
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 125
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Arguments with Ethnography

Comparative Approaches to History, Politics, & Religion
Author: I. M. Lewis
Publisher: Berg Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780485195705
Category: Social Science
Page: 167
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A critique of the globalisation of the culture principle, arguing that theory is dependent on the actual study of peoples.

G.K. Hall Bibliographic Guide to Latin American Studies


Author: Benson Latin American Collection
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780783892337
Category: Reference
Page: N.A
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Society, State, and Identity in African History


Author: Bahru Zewde
Publisher: African Books Collective
ISBN: 9994450255
Category: Law
Page: 430
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The Fourth Congress of the Association of African historians was held in Addis Ababa in May 2007. These 21 papers are a key selection of the papers presented there, with an introduction by the distinguished historian Bahru Zewde. Given the contemporary salience and the historical depth of the issue of identity, the congress was devoted to that global phenomenon within Africa. The papers explore and analyse the issue of identity in its diverse temporal settings, from its pre-colonial roots to its cotemporary manifestations. The papers are divided into six parts: Pre-Colonial Identities; Colonialism and Identity; Conceptions of the Nation-State and Identity; Identity-Based Conflicts; Migration and Acculturation; and Memory, History and Identity. The authors are scholars from Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and Zimbabwe. Bahru Zewde is Emeritus Professor of History at Addis Ababa University, Executive Director of the Forum for Social Studies, and Vice-President of the Association of African Historians. He was formerly Chairperson of the Department of History and Director of the Institute of Ethiopian Studies at Addis Ababa University. Amongst his publication is A History of Modern Ethiopia 1855-1991.

Exorcising Preaching

Crafting Intellectually Honest Worship
Author: Walker, Nathan C.
Publisher: Chalice Press
ISBN: 0827208448
Category: Religion
Page: 176
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Exorcising Preaching delivers an urgent call to expel unhealthy practices from sermons, liberating the preacher and the people. Nathan C. Walker reflects on ways to replace harmful habits with healing disciplines that reawaken the craft of preaching.

Unnatural Selections

Eugenics in American Modernism and the Harlem Renaissance
Author: Daylanne K. English
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807863521
Category: Social Science
Page: 288
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Challenging conventional constructions of the Harlem Renaissance and American modernism, Daylanne English links writers from both movements to debates about eugenics in the Progressive Era. She argues that, in the 1920s, the form and content of writings by figures as disparate as W. E. B. Du Bois, T. S. Eliot, Gertrude Stein, and Nella Larsen were shaped by anxieties regarding immigration, migration, and intraracial breeding. English's interdisciplinary approach brings together the work of those canonical writers with relatively neglected literary, social scientific, and visual texts. She examines antilynching plays by Angelina Weld Grimke as well as the provocative writings of white female eugenics field workers. English also analyzes the Crisis magazine as a family album filtering uplift through eugenics by means of photographic documentation of an ever-improving black race. English suggests that current scholarship often misreads early-twentieth-century visual, literary, and political culture by applying contemporary social and moral standards to the past. Du Bois, she argues, was actually more of a eugenicist than Eliot. Through such reconfiguration of the modern period, English creates an allegory for the American present: because eugenics was, in its time, widely accepted as a reasonable, progressive ideology, we need to consider the long-term implications of contemporary genetic engineering, fertility enhancement and control, and legislation promoting or discouraging family growth.

Imprisoned in a Luminous Glare

Photography and the African American Freedom Struggle
Author: Leigh Raiford
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 080788233X
Category: Social Science
Page: 312
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In Imprisoned in a Luminous Glare, Leigh Raiford argues that over the past one hundred years, activists in the black freedom struggle have used photographic imagery both to gain political recognition and to develop a different visual vocabulary about black lives. Offering readings of the use of photography in the anti-lynching movement, the civil rights movement, and the black power movement, Imprisoned in a Luminous Glare focuses on key transformations in technology, society, and politics to understand the evolution of photography's deployment in capturing white oppression, black resistance, and African American life.