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Ricanness: Enduring Time in Anticolonial Performance

Sandra Ruiz


This book argues that Ricanness is a continual performance of bodily endurance against US colonialism, unfolding via aesthetic interventions in time. Uncovering what’s at stake politically for the often unwanted, colonized, racialized, and sexualized enduring body, Ricanness moves among theater, experimental video, revolutionary protest, photography, poetry, and durational performance art. Ricanness stages scenes in which the philosophical, social, and psychic merge at the site of aesthetics and temporality. Analyzing the work of artists and revolutionaries like ADÁL, Dolores “Lolita” Lebrón, ... More

Keywords: Puerto Rican, philosophy, aesthetics, endurance, colonialism, performance art, nonlinear time, existentialism, death, unwantedness

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781479888740
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479888740.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sandra Ruiz, author
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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