Identity and difference without opposition : constructing and exposing strategic subjectivities for social comic comment

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Mills, Liz en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Weare, Christopher en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Price, Alicia MV en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-10-06T11:34:34Z
dc.date.available 2014-10-06T11:34:34Z
dc.date.issued 2008 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Price, A. 2008. Identity and difference without opposition : constructing and exposing strategic subjectivities for social comic comment. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/8165
dc.description Includes abstract. en_ZA
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 34-37). en_ZA
dc.description.abstract This explication is an investigation into comedy as a medium for constructing strategic subjectivities and the potential holds for diffusing experiences of difference in contemporary South African contexts. Our culture is on that encounters difference and often experiences these moments as threatening. Comedy creates the opportunity for engagement with other subjective experiences, however, this potential is in my opinion, mostly wasted and performances tend instead to support the dominant social discourse. By examining the nature of subjectivity and identity within a postmodern, technologically connected culture, the active agency of the audience is kindled by the performer. The strategies of this encounter are discussed in relation to Lawrence Mintz's theories of the licensed spokesperson and the negative exemplar. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Theatre and Performance en_ZA
dc.title Identity and difference without opposition : constructing and exposing strategic subjectivities for social comic comment en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Drama en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MA en_ZA
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