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Swati Chattopadhyay

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780816679317

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816679317.001.0001

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Armature and Experience

Armature and Experience

(p.93) 4 Armature and Experience
Unlearning the City

Swati Chattopadhyay

University of Minnesota Press

This chapter discusses the performative possibilities of street space. It explains that if the street, as armature, sets the stage for experience, it also provides an opportunity to think of the street in terms of its ephemeral properties. It states that the game of cricket, as cultural performance, foregrounds the link between ephemerality and performativity. The chapter concludes that cricket played on the found space of the street generates conjunctural spaces where pleasure and politics might come together to create performative anchors and enlarge the imagination of public space.

Keywords:   street space, armature, experience, cricket, ephemerality, performativity, C. L. R. James, performance, performative anchors, public space

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