El cuerpo como performance en la sociedad del espectáculo

Alcaraz, Gloria Briceño
December 2011
Estudios Sobre las Culturas Contemporáneas;dic2011, Vol. 17 Issue 34, p9
Academic Journal
The analysis presented here derives from the subsequent reflections of my latest research on the body that dealt with the identity and profession of dance of a group of Argentine and Mexican women. Such reflections have been enriched over time with new theoretical contributions that have allowed me to continue building around the issue more complexly, based on body practices as a key reference for understanding contemporary subjectivities. On the other hand, the structural conditions of capitalism in crisis generates an artifice syndrome that develops, transmutes and proliferates in the society of spectacle, permeating our social life, habits and lifestyles, to penetrating to the deepest layers of our body. In all this, the mass media and hyper-consumption play a central role. Never before as now, the body takes a central role in public spaces and recreational facilities, moving from private to public area with such spectacular effects that it could be equated as performance. How and with what meanings is the body slipping into the areas of public and political visibility? What valence does it acquire in the gateway of our society of the spectacle? These are the questions that guide the following reflection.


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