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Black Performance Theory, edited by Thomas F. DeFrantz and Anita Gonzalez
Published by Duke University Press
"Black performance theory is a rich interdisciplinary area of study and critical method. In this collection of new essays, some of its pioneering thinkers demonstrate the breadth and depth, innovation, and critical value of black performance theory."