The Bodies That Were Not Ours by Coco Fusco
And Other Writings

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Interdisciplinary artist and writer Coco Fusco is one of North America's leading interpreters of intercultural theory and practice. This volume gathers together her finest writings since 1995 and includes critical essays by Jean Fisher and Caroline Vercoe that interpret her work.
Engaging and provocative, these essays, interviews, performance scripts and fotonovelas take readers on a tour of our current multicultural landscape. Fusco explores such issues as sex tourism in Cuba as a barometer of the island's entry into the global economy, Frantz Fanon's theorization of metropolitan blackness, and artistic and net activist responses to the effects of free trade on the Mexican populace. She interviews such postcolonial personnae as Isaac Julien, Hilton Als and Tracey Moffatt. Approaching the dynamics of cultural fusion from many angles, Fusco's satires, commentaries, and sociological inquiries collapse boundaries, and form a sustained meditation on how the forces of globalization impact upon the making of art.

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Coco Fusco is the author of English is Broken Here: Notes on Cultural Fusion in the Americas (1995) and the editor of Corpus Delecti: Performance Art of the Americas (1999). She is an associate professor at the Tyler School of Art of Temple University.
Published October 11, 2013 by Routledge. 284 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Taking on ""Captain Shit and Other Allegories of Black Stardom,"" Performance artist and cultural theorist Coco Fusco (English Is Broken Here) presents The Bodies That Were Not Ours and Other Writings, a series of meditations on and interviews with artists like Chris Offili (the captain himse...

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