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New Performance Cartographies in the City of San Juan

Abstract In this dissertation I use Henri Lefebvre's concept of the production of social space to study how political theatre companies and artists in the city of San Juan, Puerto Rico, appropriate and resignify, through performance, their current social space as a strategy to contest Puerto Rico's neoliberal state policies. As Lefebvre suggests, modern industrial cities like San Juan maintain hegemonic power relations through spatial practices, processes through which users and inhabitants of the city conceive, perceive and live space. Lefebvre further suggests that for social justice to be possible, space must be resignified in ways that expose otherwise invisibilized struggles for social belonging and differentiation. I argue that theatri... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Gonzalez, Jorge (Author) / Underiner, Tamara (Advisor) / Foster, David W (Committee member) / Tompkins, Cynthia (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Theater / Performing arts / city / lefebvre / neoliberalism / performance / San Juan / space
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 161 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Theatre 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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