The Explicit Body in Performance

The Explicit Body in Performance

The Explicit Body in Performance

The Explicit Body in Performance

Synopsis

The Explicit Body in Performance interrogates the avant-garde precedents and theoretical terrain that combined to produce feminist performance art. Among the many artists discussed are:* Carolle Schneemann* Annie Sprinkle* Karen Finley* Robbie McCauley* Ana Mendieta* Ann Magnuson* Sandra Bernhard* SpiderwomanRebecca Schneider tackles topics ranging across the 'post-porn modernist movement', New Right censorship, commodity fetishism, perspectival vision, and primitivism. Employing diverse critical theories from Benjamin to Lacan to postcolonial and queer theory, Schneider analyses artistic and pop cultural depictions of the explicit body in late commodity capitalism. The Explicit Body in Performance is complemented by extensive photographic illustrations and artistic productions of postmodern feminist practitioners. The book is a fascinating exploration of how these artists have wrestled with the representational structures of desire.

Excerpt

The aim of this book is to demonstrate that tourism is susceptible to economic analysis to a much greater extent than is suggested by current literature by using economic concepts to provide a review and critical evaluation of the literature on a wide range of aspects of the economics of tourism and to indicate useful directions for future research. Thus, the book was not conceived as simply a text aiming to introduce basic economic concepts and theories to non-specialists. It attempts to go further by demonstrating the subject’s ability to strengthen the theoretical foundations of more descriptive, diffuse and pragmatic research approaches to tourism and by showing economies’ potential to explain and predict tourism phenomena. By examining tourism, using methodologies from mainstream and alternative schools of economic analysis, it also contributes new material about an activity of major and increasing economic importance, hitherto neglected in economics literature. in effect, the rationale of the book is to introduce more advanced applications of economic theory to tourism and so go beyond an introductory exposition of principles. For example, tourists’ expenditure decisions, the structure of tourism markets and nature of decision-making within them, cross-country linkages between tourism firms, the extent and effects of foreign currency generation by tourism, the contribution of environmental resources and their relevance to policies for sustainable tourism have not been fully investigated and would benefit from further economic analysis.

The application of economic concepts, theories and methods raises fundamental issues concerning both the characteristics of tourism which distinguish it from other commodities and the core elements of economics as a discipline. Tourism is distinct, even as a service activity, in that it is usually purchased without inspection, consisting of a range of goods and services which are consumed in sequence, including transportation, accommodation and natural resources. Because natural and human-made resources are a substantial proportion of total inputs, it comprises a set of industries and markets involving significant non-priced features, such as the positive benefits which are associated with attractive and freely available environments and the

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