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Ochieng' Nyongó, Tavia Amolo

Overview
Works: 31 works in 44 publications in 1 language and 1,063 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Academic theses  Interviews  Music  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Interviewer, Interviewee, wpr
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Most widely held works by Tavia Amolo Ochieng' Nyongó
The amalgamation waltz : race, performance and the ruses of memory by Tavia Amolo Ochieng' Nyongó( Book )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At a time when the idea of a postracial society has entered public discourse, The Amalgamation Waltz investigates the practices that conjoined blackness and whiteness in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Scrutinizing widely diverse texts-archival, musical, visual, and theatrical-Tavia Nyong'o traces the genealogy of racial hybridity, analyzing how key events in the nineteenth century spawned a debate about interracialism that lives on today.Deeply interested in how discussions of racial hybridity have portrayed the hybrid as the recurring hope for a distant raceless future, Nyong'o is co
Radical presence : black performance in contemporary art( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art, the first comprehensive survey of performance art by black visual artists. While black performance has been largely contextualized as an extension of theater, visual artists have integrated performance into their work for over five decades, generating a repository of performance work that has gone largely unrecognized until now. Radical Presence provides a critical framework to discuss the history of black performance traditions within the visual arts beginning with the "happenings" of the early 1960s, throughout the 1980s, and into the present practices of contemporary artists."--Publisher's website
Terrorist assemblages : homonationalism in queer times by Jasbir K Puar( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puar argues that configurations of sexuality, race, gender, nation, class and ethnicity are realigning in relation to contemporary forces of securitization, counterterrorism, and nationalism, and examines how liberal politics serve to incorporate certain queer subjects into the fold of the nation-state
The battle before "The Souls of Black Folk": Black performance in the 1901 Pan-American Exposition by Amma Y Ghartey-Tagoe( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African American scholar W.E.B. Du Bois not only formulated his central theories concerning the predicament of black identity at the turn of the twentieth century in writing, he also exhibited them through a museum-style display called the American Negro Exhibit. In this dissertation, I argue that his display, which was featured at the Paris world's fair in 1900 and made its American debut at Buffalo's Pan-American Exposition (PAX) in 1901, performed central ideas in The Souls of Black Folk, two years before his definitive text was published. Operating at the intersection of performance studies, visual culture studies, and African American history, I analyze this exhibit and two other performances at PAX---Darkest Africa and Old Plantation---to demonstrate how Du Boisian concepts such as double-consciousness, the Veil, two-ness, and the Talented Tenth were literally performed in the early twentieth century world that Du Bois describes. The dissertation further demonstrates that these displays mediated perceptions not only of and within the African American population, but also between Africans and African Americans. As a comparative reading of Souls and these three performances at the Pan-Am Exposition, the dissertation demonstrates that Du Bois's most salient theories on African American identity were not just written metaphors as contemporary scholars have often lauded, but that they were also performed realities perhaps better understood in the context of a world's fair
La florinda: The performance of Virginia Ramponi Andreini by Emily Wilbourne( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My focus on Virginia locates early opera within a broad spectrum of musical performance and within the context of an already professionalized theatrical culture, complicating an easy division of musical and theatrical genres and contextualising the hyperbolic success of the Lamento d'Arianna
Against terror: Trauma and political action in post dictatorship Argentina by Diego A Benegas Loyo( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These various studies demonstrate that theories of trauma can help us interrogate the relation of politics and subjectivity but only if we can regard its subjects as agentic political actors, thus repoliticizing trauma
"My flesh shall live in hope": Power and the Black body moving in sacred space by P. Kimberleigh Jordan( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a study of the moving body's essential role in shaping the ways that Black people come to experience and express power in sacred communities
American honeymoon: Free speech, pragmatism, and American performance in the late 20th century by Stephen Nunns( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study not only explores the controversies surrounding certain cases, but also problematizes essentialist notions of free speech, demonstrating---through a pragmatic analysis of theories of personhood and American law---that free speech is far more situational and contingent, relying upon the cultural tides of the moment
Can we be helped? A meditation on black womanhood, social uplift, and melancholia in the age of self-actualization, 1992--2002 by Lisa M Coleman( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Self-help has emerged as an extremely popular discourse in the modern era. While some scholars have examined the relationship between self-help and race or ethnicity and some have explored connections between self-help and gender, little work has focused specifically on the experiences of U.S. black women with self-help discourse. This dissertation suggests that the textual expressions of help (self-help) presented by three black female U.S. authors--Julia A. Boyd, bell hooks, and Iyanla Vanzant--build upon the advances of modern psychology within the United States, as well as upon the traditions of black women's writing to offer unique insight into the specific characteristics of contemporary black women's expressions of mourning and melancholia
Animal/Event: Performance, Activism, and Animal Rights by Michelle C Lindenblatt( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I begin by outlining how animals are denied agency in the discipline of performance, in the legal system, and within frameworks of labor. I then discuss how PETA engages with performance in an effort to incorporate animals into the political sphere, largely through explicit theatricality, negative mimesis, and repetition with difference. I claim that their reconfiguration of animality provokes a reconfiguration of performance, largely through their embrace of artifice, their challenge to the fallacy of animals as truthful, and their embodiment of becoming-animal
Interview with David Pleasant( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Pleasant is a musical stylist who was raised in the Gullah/Geechee culture of Georgia (Sapelo Island, Darien/McIntosh County and Savannah). His work is driven by the wealth of African retention in Gullah culture, particularly juba, hand jive, pattin', rhappin' and shout, which have played a major role in the development of David's RiddimAthon!®, a performance and teaching method developed from a synthesis of African, Caribbean and African American musical traditions. As a Fulbright Senior Specialist, he presents international programs and lectures on the subject. His work has been featured in theater, dance and television, and he was featured in the award winning musical 'Crowns' by Regina Taylor. In this interview, conducted by Tavia Nyong'o at the Hemispheric Institute's 5th Encuentro (Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 2005), David talks about how he began playing percussion, demonstrates the rhythms he uses in his work, and how these shape daily Gullah life. These African-American beats include polyrhythm, call & response, pitched hand claps, syncopation, improvisation, concurrent percussion, and others that exist in much of American popular music. He also discusses 'Language of the Soul, ' the show he had performed at the Encuentro a few days before the interview
Interview with Tavia Nyong'o : what is performance studies?( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tavia Nyong'o is a cultural historian with a focus on racial formation in the United States in the 19th and 20th centuries. He has taught courses on black performance, on cultural hybridity, on the history of the body, and on subcultural performance. He has lectured extensively in the U.S. and abroad, and has published reviews and essays in Social Text, Theatre Journal, GLQ, TDR, and Women and Performance. His forthcoming book, The Amalgamation Waltz: Antebellum Genealogies of the Hybrid Future, investigates how cultural performances of gender and sexuality in the first half of the nineteenth century staged fears and anticipations of a racially hybrid nation to come. Major Interests include performance in the black diaspora, cultural studies, queer and feminist theory, the nineteenth-century, history and memory
Being black: reading obscurity in afro-american cultural practice and performance by Sybil J Cooksey( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Working outward from an assertion that the practical and strategic response to being black1 (in racial terms) is, at times, being black2 (disillusioned, angry, cynical, ironic, obscure, somber, wicked), I adopt an experimental and comparative approach to analyzing the ways in which being black (in both senses) becomes key to an evasion that is all about setting limits to that knowability. By positing being black 2 as the expression of a fugitive impulse that seeks to still comprehension, reopen uncertainty, and stoke fear of the unfamiliar in a world where to comprehend and to apprehend become one and the same, this work attempts to sharpen awareness of the degree to which being black1 has involved a set of practices and performances constrained by an always already ambivalent and complicated relationship to publicity, public life, subjectivity and citizenship
Uncommon memory : the performance of amalgamation in early black political culture by Tavia Amolo Ochieng' Nyongó( )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defining The Nuyorican Aesthetic: Spoken Word, Slam Poetry, and Hip-Hop Theatre by Karen Jaime( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defining The Nuyorican Aesthetic: Spoken Word, Slam Poetry, and Hip-Hop Theatre uses hip-hop studies, alongside critical race, queer, literary, and performance theories to argue that identitarian practices in spoken word, slam poetry, and hip-hop theatre exist as dialogic and interactive performances. In Chapter One, "Walking Poetry In Loisaida," I utilize the theoretical framework of Michel de Certeau and Edward Soja to situate the Nuyorican Poets Cafe within the Lower East Side of New York City in the 1970s; Chapter Two, "Spittin' at the Nuyo: Spoken Word and Slam Poetry at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe from the 1980s to the Present," attends to the introduction of poetry slam in the 1980s and how this leads to a transnational performance aesthetic; Chapter Three focuses on minstrelsy as a recuperative gesture in the work of two contemporary spoken word/performance artists: Saul Williams/Niggy Tardust and Ellison Renee Glenn/Black Cracker; the final chapter "This is the Remix: Regie Cabico Samples Hip-HopTheatre," explores how performer Regie Cabico's queer Filipino reimagining of the films The Thorn Birds, Hollywood Shuffle and Monster's Ball proves useful in charting the evolution of hip-hop theatre as a performance genre
The aestheticization of reality: Postmodern music, art, and performance by T. Nikki Cesare-Bartnicki( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I've adopted a synaesthetic methodology of using close analyses of classical music, music-theatre, sound art, visual art, installation, and performance art works to interrogate the boundaries between disciplines, contextualizing the emergent intersections and interweavings in a primarily phenomenological and feminist discourse while also considering the significance of how these works are and have been historically and sociopolitically situated. Ultimately, the "aestheticization of reality" that each of the works considered performs becomes a productive space in which to rethink performance at this end of the postmodern
Urban Grooves: The performance of politics in Zimbabwe's hip hop music by Wonderful G Bere( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Urban Grooves is a genre which has been deliberately controlled by the state, and yet artists still manage to subvert the form and perform protest through strategies of lyrical ambiguity. It is the youth music in Zimbabwe which fuses local sounds with American hip hop and r & b, and Jamaican dancehall. The music received full recognition in 2002 following the national introduction of a 75 percent local content quota on music broadcasts. Various interests mobilize music as a tool in aid of political agendas; the state directly sponsors artists to sing propaganda songs and censors songs advancing a counter-narrative. The state's strategies shape urban grooves as artists seek to either conform to state requirements or subvert them
Heretics of Hip Hop: Performing Gender, Race and Sexuality in New York City by Shante T Smalls( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Heretics of Hip Hop: Performing Gender, Race and Sexuality in New York City builds a queer, psychoanalytic and musical analysis of the ways that particular New York City hip hop culture and performance subgenres and artists from 1975--2005 inhabit, represent and articulate gender, race and sexuality. This work posits a constitutive, ongoing relationship between gender, race and sexuality in the music, visual art, and aesthetics of New York City hip hop cultural performances; this dynamic triad evolves as a shifting gendered, racial and sexual meanings and doings through temporal, spatial, cultural, affective work. Chapters One and Three are musical, visual and psychoanalytic "case studies" of Brooklyn-based rapper, producer, singer, Jean Grae, and rapper/mogul, Jay-Z
The Only Way Out Is In: Performative Engagements of Escape in Contemporary American Art by Katherine Maureen Brewer Ball( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Only Way Out Is In: Performative Engagements of Escape in Contemporary American Art proposes escape as a critical paradigm for reimagining social and political thought in the present. Much cultural analysis is invested in resistance as the primary method for enacting social change. Veering away from more traditional modalities of engagement for queer and minoritarian subjects, my dissertation looks at performances of escape that might not initially be read as politically pragmatic. I argue for a critical activist engagement through the forms of escapism, exit, defection, and withdrawal. Such an attention to degraded forms of "resistance" illuminates the potential for alternative modes of social transformation. Looking to late twentieth century examples that cut across cultural media such as literature, theater, and the visual arts, my dissertation explores escape as a compelling form of social activism. Escape emerges in contemporary American art as a methodology for re-thinking the changing terms of confinement and freedom in an age of homonationalism, neoliberal politics and globalization. The primarysites studied include Tony Kushner's The Henry "Box" Brown Play, Glenn Ligon's art installation To Disembark, Junot Diaz's novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Sharon Hayes' video installation Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA) Screeds 13, 16, 20 & 29, Math Bass and Eve Fowler's collaborative photo series Gloria Hole, Suzanne Wright's painting series Gallactic Glory Hole, and MPA and Amapola Prada's performance collaboration Revolution, Two Marks in Rotation
Architecture as performance : the construction of display by Rodrigo Tisi( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An exploration of the practices of art and architecture of the 20th and early 21st centuries, "Architecture as Performance: the construction of display" unfolds a theoretical and practical approach to understanding the concept of performance (in the broad sense) in relation to these two specific fields of cultural production. This thesis reshapes the notion of (cultural) performance to include parameters of the performative and of performativity derived from the spaces and objects that we share, and that are projected by architects and artists. If performance needs to be "designed" (or at least desired), then this dissertation considers and expands upon the implications of space and object discourse within the field of performance studies. In doing so, the thesis also highlights and questions the dimension of performance as a doing and thinking practice
 
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The amalgamation waltz : race, performance and the ruses of memory
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Nyong'o, Tavia

Nyongó, Tavia Amolo Ochieng'

Ochieng' Nyongó, Tavia Amolo

Tavia Nyong'o American historian

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