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  • Taylor uses performance theory to explore how public spectacle both builds and dismantles a sense of national and gender identity. Here, nation is understood as a product of communal "imaginings" that are rehearsed, written, and staged—and spectacle is the desiring machine at work in those imaginings. Taylor argues that the founding scenario of Argentineness stages the struggle for national identity as a battle between men—fought on, over, and through the feminine body of the Motherland. She shows how the military’s representations of itself as the model of national authenticity established the parameters of the conflict in the 70s and 80s, feminized the enemy, and positioned the public—limiting its ability to respond. Those who challenged the dictatorship, from the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo to progressive theater practitioners, found themselves in what Taylor describes as "bad scripts." Describing the images, myths, performances, and explanatory narratives that have informed Argentina’s national drama, Disappearing Acts offers a telling analysis of the aesthetics of violence and the disappearance of civil society during Argentina’s spectacle of terror.

    In Disappearing Acts, Diana Taylor looks at how national identity is shaped, gendered, and contested through spectacle and spectatorship. The specific identity in question is that of Argentina, and Taylor’s focus is directed toward the years 1976 to 1983 in which the Argentine armed forces were pitted against the Argentine people in that nation’s "Dirty War." Combining feminism, cultural studies, and performance theory, Taylor analyzes the political spectacles that comprised the war—concentration camps, torture, "disappearances"—as well as the rise of theatrical productions, demonstrations, and other performative practices that attempted to resist and subvert the Argentine military.

  • You will not and cannot change the Narcissistic Sociopath. You also cannot stop the disappearing acts. By allowing them back into your life when they do this, is telling them their behaviour is acceptable to you.

    ""Disappearing Acts" is brilliant. Clearly written, passionate, informed, will-argued, interesting in the extreme, it is a model piece of scholarship."--Richard Schechner, New York University

    Title: Disappearing Acts
    Author(s): Terry McMillan
    ISBN: 0-7927-2272-8 / 978-0-7927-2272-4 (USA edition)
    Publisher: Chivers North America
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  • Title: Disappearing Acts (Chivers Sound Library American Collections (Audio))
    Author(s): Terry McMillan
    ISBN: 0-7927-9966-6 / 978-0-7927-9966-5 (USA edition)
    Publisher: Audiogo
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    "Disappearing Acts is brilliant. Clearly written, passionate, informed, will-argued, interesting in the extreme, it is a model piece of scholarship."-Richard Schechner, New York University "Stunning, in every sense. Disappearing Acts is a compelling performance in words and in pictures of the seductions played by Argentina's dictatorship."-Doris Sommer, Harvard University

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Whilst not being remarkable in terms of originality or stunning visuals, Disappearing Acts is definitely one of the better made for TV movies of recent times. Director Gina Prince-Bythewood (of Love & Basketball fame) should be looking at some decent scripts in the future.