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Circus as multimodal discourse : performance, meaning, and ritual / Paul Bouissac

By: Material type: TextTextPublication details: London : Bloomsbury, 2012Description: 216 s. : illISBN:
  • 9781441125637
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 791.3 23/swe
Contents:
Circus performances as rituals: participative ethnography -- The textility of circus acts: disentangling cognition and pleasure -- Magic in the ring -- Horses which speak, count, and laugh -- Steeds and symbols: multimodal metaphors -- The staging of actions: heroes, anti-heroes, and animal actors -- Circus animals as symbols, actors, and persons -- Dancing with tigers, lying with lions: translating biology into art -- Clowns at work: a socio-critical discourse -- The imaginary circus -- Ideology and politics in the circus ring -- The post-animal circus.
Holdings
Item type Home library Call number Status Date due Barcode Item holds
Book Book Biblioteket Brinellvägen Iköe Bouissac 1 Available 43731008957
Total holds: 0

Circus performances as rituals: participative ethnography -- The textility of circus acts: disentangling cognition and pleasure -- Magic in the ring -- Horses which speak, count, and laugh -- Steeds and symbols: multimodal metaphors -- The staging of actions: heroes, anti-heroes, and animal actors -- Circus animals as symbols, actors, and persons -- Dancing with tigers, lying with lions: translating biology into art -- Clowns at work: a socio-critical discourse -- The imaginary circus -- Ideology and politics in the circus ring -- The post-animal circus.

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