Performing Latin American and Caribbean Identities
Edited by Kathryn Bishop-Sanchez
This series is a forum for scholarship that recognizes the critical role of performance in social, cultural, and political life. Geographically focused on the Caribbean and Latin America (including Latinidad in the United States) but wide-ranging in thematic scope, the series highlights how understandings of desire, gender, sexuality, race, the postcolonial, human rights, and citizenship, among other issues, have been explored and continue to evolve. Books in the series will examine performances by a variety of actors, with under-represented and marginalized peoples getting particular (though not exclusive) focus. Studies of spectators or audiences are equally welcome as those of actors—whether literally performers or others whose behaviors can be interpreted that way. In order to create a rich dialogue, the series will include a variety of disciplinary approaches and methods as well as studies of diverse media, genres, and time periods.
Performing Latin American and Caribbean Identities is designed to appeal to scholars and students of these geographic regions who recognize that through the lens of performance (or, what may alternatively be described as spectacle, ceremony, or collective ritual, among other descriptors) we can better understand pressing societal issues. Select volumes are intended for broader commercial appeal.
Kathryn Bishop-Sanchez is a professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She is the author of Creating Carmen Miranda: Race, Camp, and Transnational Stardom and co-editor of Performing Brazil: Essays on Culture, Identity, and the Performing Arts. She is also an editor of the journal the Luso-Brazilian Review.