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The Arts Britain still Ignores?

Author: Jerri Daboo | Digital Reference: EF5370

Forty years since the publication of Naseem Khan’s seminal report The Arts Britain Ignores, how much has changed?

Trap Door: Trans Cultural Production and the Politics of Visibility

Reference: P4076 | ISBN: 9-780262-036603

Delves into themes as wide-ranging yet interconnected as beauty, performativity, activism, and police brutality. Collectively, they attest to how trans people are frequently offered “doors”—entrances to visibility and recognition—that are actually “traps,” accommodating trans bodies and communities only insofar as they cooperate with dominant norms.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Performance y arte contemporáneo: Discursos, prácticas, problemas

Author: Juan Albarrán | Reference: P4062 | ISBN: 978-8437640341

. An introduction to performance in the territory of art: far from proposing a linear history, the volume offers a series of thematic and transversal approaches to performance.

In Spanish.

Socio-Economic Diversity and Inclusion in the Arts: A Toolkit for Employers

Digital Reference: EF5310

A toolkit with a mission to look to the future: to support long-term change across the arts sector by sharing knowledge, providing expert support, and encouraging take-up of an intersectional approach to equality, diversity and inclusion.

Part of The Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Split Asunder: Obstetric Violence and Pain in Máiréad Delaney’s At What Point It Breaks (20170)

Author: Kate Antosik-Parsons | Digital Reference: EF5315

Examines the embodiment of pain in Máiréad Delaney’s performance.

Part of The Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Nonbinary: Memoirs of gender and identity

Reference: P4023 | ISBN: 978-0231185332

Thirty authors highlight how our experiences are shaped by a deeply entrenched gender binary. 

Performing Image

Author: Isobel Harbison | Reference: P3973 | ISBN: 9780262039215

Examines how artists have combined performance and moving image in their work since the 1960s, and how this work anticipates our changing relations to images since the advent of smart phones and the spread of online prosumerism.

Acts of Passion: Sexuality, Gender, and Performance

Reference: P3953 | ISBN: 978-1560231080

Draws on the experiences and expertise of a wide range of lesbian practitioners and theorists to explore the impact and influences of sexuality and gender on performance.

Part of Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Figuring Age: Women, Bodies, Generations

Reference: P3971 | ISBN: 978-0253212368

Engages the virtually invisible subject of older women in western culture. 

Part of Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

Mapping Cultural Identity in Contemporary Australian Performance

Author: Helena Grehan | Reference: P3906 | ISBN: 978-9052019475

An important addition to the current body of scholarly material on contemporary performance and theatre; it provides both a detailed focus on a number of important performance works as well as developing a framework for the interpretation of contemporary performance.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Dark Writing: Geography, Performance, Design

Author: Paul Carter | Reference: P3904 | ISBN: 978-0824833121

We do not see empty figures and outlines; we do not move in straight lines. Everywhere we are surrounded by dapple; the geometry of our embodied lives is curviform, meandering, bi-pedal. Our personal worlds are timed, inter-positional, and contingent. But nowhere in the language of cartography and design do these ordinary experiences appear. 

Performance Art and the Conflict in Northern Ireland: A Troubles Archive Essay

Author: Christa-Maria Lerm Hayes with Karine Talec | Reference: P3779

A Troubles Archive Essay. Includes the programme for Performance Art + Northern Ireland, exhibition at the Golden Thread Gallery (13/8/2015 – 30/9/2015) 

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Narratives in Black British Dance: Embodied Practices

Reference: P3775 | ISBN: 978-3-319-70313-8

Bringing together the voices of dance-artists, scholars, teachers and choreographers, the book looks at a range of performing arts from dancehall to ballet, providing valuable insights into dance theory, performance, pedagogy, identity and culture. 

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

SCUM Manifesto

Author: Valerie Solanas | Reference: P3746 | ISBN: 9781859845530

Considered one of the most outrageous, violent and certifiably crazy tracts when it first appeared in 1968, Solanas' text is reconsidered in Avital Ronell's introduction, “Deviant Payback: The Aims of Valerie Solanas”.

Enduring Creation: Art, Pain, and Fortitude

Author: Nigel Spivey | Reference: P3595 | ISBN: 978-0520230224

Nigel Spivey takes on one of the greatest taboos in Western culture in this original work of cultural history: why is so much pain depicted in the art of the West? 

How to carry out Performance Appraisals

Author: Arts Council England | Digital Reference: EF5249

Part of Culture Change Guide: How to find and grow diverse talent.

Designing a Person Specification

Author: Arts Council England | Digital Reference: EF5247

Part of Culture Change Guide: How to find and grow diverse talent.

Creating Leadership Development Opportunities to Retain Talented Future Leaders

Author: Arts Council England | Digital Reference: EF5246

Part of Culture Change Guide: How to find and grow diverse talent

Removing Bias from Shortlisting and Selection Process

Author: Arts Council England | Digital Reference: EF5253

Part of Culture Change Guide: How to find and grow diverse talent.

How to work as an Inclusive Board

Author: Arts Council England | Digital Reference: EF5252

Part of Culture Change Guide: How to find and grow diverse talent.

How to Diversify Proof Your Polices

Author: Arts Council England | Digital Reference: EF5251

Part of Culture Change Guide: How to find and grow diverse talent.

How to collect and use Equality Information

Author: Arts Council England | Digital Reference: EF5250

Part of Culture Change Guide: How to find and grow diverse talent.

Theatre & Disability

Author: Petra Kuppers | Reference: P3321 | ISBN: 978-1137605719

How do disabled people experience theatre, as both audience members and performers? How has the institution of theatre responded to disability over time? How can we create new spaces for performance and attend to different communities’ forms of expression?

Politics of affection and uneasiness

Author: Bojana Kunst | Reference: A0746

From the Dance and Politics edition.  In Slovenian and English.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (LPR) (P3041).

XEN: Migration Labor and Identity

Reference: P3313

Catalogue  published in conjunction with the exhibition by Yongsoon Min ;13 August to 12 September 2004 at the SSamzie Space Galleries.  In English and Korean.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (LPR) (P3041).

Speculative Futures

Reference: P3240

Zine from the long term project led by Victoria Sin featuring artists using speculative fiction as a productive medium for intersectional queer experience.

Revolting Subjects: Social Abjection and Resistance in Neoliberal Britain

Author: Imogen Tyler | Reference: P3156 | ISBN: 978-1848138513

Explores the processes through which specific populations are figured as 'revolting' as well as the practices through which these populations 'revolt' against their subjectification.

Part of the Study Room Guide on Live Art and class and cultural privilege. (P3152)
 

Selma Selman catalogue

Reference: P3133

A catalogue of one of the most important contemporary Roma artists: a comprehensive overview of her oeuvre and a concise insight into the complex questions of the life of ethnic minorities. In Slovenian, Roma and English.

Part of the Study Room Guide on Live Art and Displacement (P3107).