Performing the ‘new’ Europe : identities, feelings and politics in the Eurovision Song Contest
Fricker, Karen and Gluhovic, Milija, eds. (2013) Performing the ‘new’ Europe : identities, feelings and politics in the Eurovision Song Contest. Studies in International Performance . Basingstoke; New York: Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.. ISBN 9780230299924Full text not available from this repository.
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Bringing together the voices of scholars from Europe and North America with those of key contest stakeholders, Performing the 'New' Europe: Identities, Feelings, and Politics in the Eurovision Song Contest argues that this popular music competition is a symbolic contact zone between European cultures: an arena for European identification in which both national solidarity and participation in a European identity are confirmed, and a site where cultural struggles over the meanings, frontiers and limits of Europe are enacted. This exciting collection explores the ways in which European artists perform, disavow, and contest their racial, national, and sexual identities in the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC), and asks difficult questions about European inclusions and exclusions the contest reflects. It suggests the ESC as an ever-evolving network of peoples and places transcending both historical and geographical boundaries of Europe that brings into being new understandings of the relationship between culture, space, and identities.
|Subjects:||P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theater|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Arts > Theatre, Performance and Cultural Policy Studies|
|Series Name:||Studies in International Performance|
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.|
|Place of Publication:||Basingstoke; New York|
|Editor:||Fricker, Karen and Gluhovic, Milija|
|Number of Pages:||284|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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