38 Illustrations, black and white; 6 Illustrations, color
Table Of Contents
Contents List of Illustrations xi Acknowledgments xiii Introduction: Performing Objects 1 1. Mammy Memory: The Curious Case of Joice Heth, the Ancient Negress 23 2. Passing Performances: Ellen Craft's Fugitive Selves 65 3. Plastic Possibilities: Adrian Piper's Adamant Self-Alienation 95 4. Is This Performance about You? The Art, Activism, and Black Feminist Critique of Howardena Pindell 153 Conclusion: I've Been Performing My Whole Life 197 Notes 227 Index 275 About the Author 283 McMillan_i_283.indd 9 7/30/15 9:04 AM
Uri McMillan is Assistant Professor of English, African American Studies, and Gender Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.