Migration and Stereotypes in Performance and Culture

Editors: Meerzon, Yana, Dean, David, McNeil, Daniel

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

This book is an interdisciplinary collection of essays that delves beneath the media headlines about the “migration crisis”, Brexit, Trump and similar events and spectacles that have been linked to the intensification and proliferation of stereotypes about migrants since 2015.  Topics include the representations of migration and stereotypes in citizenship ceremonies and culinary traditions, law and literature, and public history and performance. Bringing together academics in the arts, humanities and social sciences, as well as artists and theatre practitioners, the collection equips readers with new methodologies, keywords and collaborative research tools to support critical inquiry and public-facing research in fields such as Theatre and Performance Studies,  Cultural and Migration Studies, and Applied Theatre and History.

Yana Meerzon, Department of Theatre, University of Ottawa, Canada, has published on theatre of exile and migration, and cultural and interdisciplinary studies. Her books include A Path of the Character: Michael Chekhov’s Inspired Acting and Theatre Semiotics (2005) and Performing Exile – Performing Self: Drama, Theatre, Film (2012).
David Dean is Professor of History at Carleton University, Canada, and co-director of the Carleton Centre for Public History working especially on performances of the past in contemporary society. Co-editor of the journal International Public History, his most recent book is A Companion to Public History (2018)
Daniel McNeil is the inaugural Public Humanities Fellow at the University of Toronto, Canada, and an Associate Professor of History at Carleton University. A former holder of the Ida B. Wells-Barnett Visiting Professorship of African and Black Diaspora Studies at DePaul University, his books include Sex and Race in the Black Atlantic (2010).