Traveler, There is no Road: Theatre, the Spanish Civil War, and the Decolonial Imagination in the Americas

TitleTraveler, There is no Road: Theatre, the Spanish Civil War, and the Decolonial Imagination in the Americas
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsJackson-Schebetta, Lisa
Number of Pages265
PublisherUniversity of Iowa Press
CityIowa City
Abstract

Traveler, There Is No Road offers a compelling and complex vision of the decolonial imagination in the United States from 1931 to 1943 and beyond. By examining the ways in which the war of interpretation that accompanied the Spanish Civil War (1936–1939) circulated through Spanish- and English-language theatre and performance in the United States, the author demonstrates that these works offered alternative histories that challenged the racial, gender, and national orthodoxies of modernity/coloniality. Jackson-Schebetta shows how performance in the US used histories of American empires, Islamic legacies, and African and Atlantic trades to fight against not only fascism and imperialism in the 1930s and 1940s, but modernity/coloniality itself.

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