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Opening Acts: Performance in/as Communication and Cultural Criticism offers new, rigorous ways to analyze communication and culture through performance. Editor Judith Hamera, along with a distinguished list of contributors, provides students with cutting-edge readings of everyday life, space, history, and intersections of all three, using a critical performance-based approach. This text makes three significant contributions to the field - it familiarizes readers with the core elements and commitments of performance-based analysis, links performance-based analysis to theoretical and analytical perspectives in communication and cultural studies, and provides engaging examples of how to use performance as a critical tool to open up communication and culture.offers new, rigorous ways to analyze communication and culture through performance. Editor Judith Hamera, along with a distinguished list of contributors, provides students with cutting-edge readings of everyday life, space, history, and intersections of all three, using a critical performance-based approach. This text makes three significant contributions to the field - it familiarizes readers with the core elements and commitments of performance-based analysis, links performance-based analysis to theoretical and analytical perspectives in communication and cultural studies, and provides engaging examples of how to use performance as a critical tool to open up communication and culture.

Bridging Haunted Places: Performance and the Production of Mostar
Bridging haunted places: Performance and the production of mostar
Sonja ArshamKuftinec

It is this bridge [the Stari Most] which became Mostar's symbol. Around this magnificent Old Bridge, the nucleus of the town developed forming a single architectural entity…. [D]espite all the misfortunes suffered, the Old Bridge has survived to grace the town to the present day. It is both a work of exceptional architectural beauty and a vibrant witness to the past.

Yugoslav Tourist Bureau, Guide Book to Mostar, 1989

On the 9th of November 1993, during the civil war, the bridge was destroyed by shelling, and, in a few hours, a masterpiece of the past times, an example of the ancient constructive technique, and an element of regional identity ...

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