Performing Utopias in the Contemporary Americas

  • Kim Beauchesne
  • Alessandra Santos

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Mapping Utopias in Performance: Cross-Cultural (Dis)locations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Saul García López, Michèle Ceballos Michot
      Pages 25-42
  3. Indigenizing Utopian Performances: Colonial Legacies and Contemporary Challenges

  4. Political Manifestations and the Practice of Utopia: Global Connections

  5. Utopia and the Performance of Social Identities: Negotiating Collective Subjectivities

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 315-323

About this book


This book offers an innovative examination of the utopian impulse through performance as a proposition of practical engagement in the contemporary Americas. The volume compiles unique multidisciplinary and exploratory texts, applying diverse critical and artistic approaches. Its contributors reconceptualize utopia as a creative and theoretical method based on a commitment to sociopolitical transformation. Chapters are organized around notions of mapping utopias, indigenizing practices, political manifestations, and the construction of social identities.


America democracy dictatorship film history Latin America latin american culture memory political science Romanticism social science sociology theatre and performance studies theory utopia

Editors and affiliations

  • Kim Beauchesne
    • 1
  • Alessandra Santos
    • 2
  1. 1.University of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada
  2. 2.University of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

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