Chapter

“Spectatorial Lust”

Veit Erlmann

in Music, Modernity, and the Global Imagination

Published in print July 1999 | ISBN: 9780195123678
Published online May 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780199868797 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195123678.003.0005
“Spectatorial Lust”

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The chapter describes the performances of the African Choir in England, focusing on the intersection of the emerging commodity aesthetics with race and gender. Situated at the heart of the conflicted construction of the metropolis and the colony, these performances highlighted the close interconnections between visual consumption and the ever widening contours of the global imagination of both colonizers and colonized.

Keywords: commodity; aesthetics; race; gender; performance; African Choir; colony

Chapter.  11104 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Ethnomusicology

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