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Peña, Elaine A. 1979-

Works: 4 works in 28 publications in 1 language and 1,801 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Elaine A Peña
Ethno-techno : writings on performance, activism, and pedagogy by Guillermo Gómez-Peña( Book )

13 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guillermo Gomez-Pena has spent many years developing his unique style of performance-activism; his theatricalizations of postcolonial theory. In" Ethno-Techno: Writings on Performance, Activism and Pedagogy," he pushes the boundaries still further, exploring what's left for artists to do in a post-9/11 repressive culture of what he calls 'the mainstream bizarre'. Over forty-five photos document his artistic experiments and the text not only explores and confronts his political and philosophical parameters; it offers groundbreaking insights into his - and his company's - methods of production, development and teaching. The result is an extraordinary and inspiring glimpse into the life and work of one of the most daring, innovative and challenging performance artists of our age
Performing piety : making space sacred with the Virgin of Guadalupe by Elaine Peña( Book )

11 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Virgin of Guadalupe, though quintessentially Mexican, inspires devotion throughout the Americas and around the world. This study sheds new light on the long-standing transnational dimensions of Guadalupan worship by examining the production of sacred space in three disparate but interconnected locations - at the sacred space known as Tepeyac in Mexico City, at its replica in Des Plaines, Illinois, and at a sidewalk shrine constructed by Mexican nationals in Chicago. Weaving together rich on-the-ground observations with insights drawn from performance studies, Elaine A. Pena demonstrates how devotees' rituals - pilgrimage, prayers, and festivals - develop, sustain, and legitimize these sacred spaces. Interdisciplinary in scope, "Performing Piety" paints a nuanced picture of the lived experience of Guadalupan devotion in which different forms of knowing, socio-economic and political coping tactics, conceptions of history, and faith-based traditions circulate within and between sacred spaces
Las Guadalupanas de Queretaro : embodied devotional performances and the political economy of sacred space production by Elaine Peña( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making space sacred : Devotional capital, political economy, and the transnational expansion of the cult of la Virgen de Guadalupe (Mexico, Illinois) by Elaine Peña( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This ethnographic study examines the devotional practices, coded politics, and political economy of three shrines erected in honor of la Virgen de Guadalupe---the sacred space known as Tepeyac in Mexico, D.F. (est. 1531); its replica, the "Second Tepeyac of North America" in Des Plaines, IL (est. 2001); and a sidewalk shrine constructed by working-class Mexican nationals in response to an apparition of la Virgencita in Chicago, IL (2001). Through the optic of Guadalupan religious performance, I examine the production of sacred space among working-class and impoverished transnational subjects between Chicago, Illinois and central Mexico. Guadalupan communities in both countries may be viewed as microcosms of a global migration network, and thus a lens through which to engage the topics of international relations among Mexico, Central America, and the United States, transnational migration and informal economic networks, as well as post 9/11 policy shifts and citizenship issues
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Ethno-techno : writings on performance, activism, and pedagogy
Alternative Names
Penã, Elaine

Peña, Elaine A.

Peña, Elaine A. 1979-

English (27)

Performing piety : making space sacred with the Virgin of Guadalupe