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dc.contributor.authorBosch, Morwenna Bronwyn.
dc.date.accessioned2010-11-19T10:25:39Z
dc.date.available2010-11-19T10:25:39Z
dc.date.created2006
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10413/1814
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.)-University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, 2006.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis is constructed between a double argument. The first is a feminist argument that the female body may be viewed as a tool for cultural reinscription against dominant structures of subjectivity and representation that have rendered women the common flesh of art, without recourse to their own representational economy. Secondly, it is argued that the female body can never be recuperated as an essential, original form. That is, there is no essential female body or nature to be represented. In this sense, the body is artificial, or not natural, and so can be re-presented, specifically in feminist performance art, in order to rework radically the relationship between language, subjectivity and desire. The research undertaken is genealogical and also looks towards the future: deconstructing the historical imperatives that have produced 'the female body' and suggesting ways in which feminist performance art may redefine the ways in which female flesh is represented.en_US
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dc.subjectPerformance art.en_US
dc.subjectPerformance art--South Africa.en_US
dc.subjectFeminism and the arts.en_US
dc.subjectWomen in the arts.en_US
dc.subjectFeminism and theatre.en_US
dc.subjectHuman body in the performing arts.en_US
dc.subjectWomen artists--Psychology.en_US
dc.subjectTheses--Drama and performance studies.en_US
dc.titleTelling tales, allowing the body to speak : redefining the art of flesh in feminist performance art.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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