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Recasting Transnationalism Through Performance

Theatre Festivals in Cape Verde, Mozambique and Brazil

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  • © 2014


Part of the book series: Studies in International Performance (STUDINPERF)

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Table of contents (6 chapters)


About this book

A rigorous ethnography of three international theatre festivals spanning the Portuguese-speaking world, this book examines the potential for African theatre artists to generate meaningful cultural and postcolonial dialogues in festival venues despite the challenges posed by a global arts market.


"Recasting Transnationalism through Performance is a smart, nuanced, and compelling exploration of nation and transnation in African and Lusophone contexts. Christina McMahon's deep understanding of transnational alliances and frictions works in tandem with rich ethnographic detail; the result is a book that transcends disciplinary boundaries in its theoretical appeal." - Laura Edmondson, Darthmouth College, USA

'In the field of Lusophone cultural studies there is nothing comparable to McMahon's study. It stands alone as a most unique and necessary contribution.' - Fernando Arenas, University of Michigan, USA

Authors and Affiliations

  • University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

    Christina S. McMahon

About the author

Christina S. McMahon is Assistant Professor in the Theatre and Dance Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA. She is a recipient of the IFTR New Scholars Prize and a Fulbright–Hays grant. Her articles have appeared in Theatre Survey, Theatre Research International, Theatre History Studies, and The Latin American Theatre Review.

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