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Between History and Event: Rehearsing Nuclear War Survival

Between History and Event: Rehearsing Nuclear War Survival Performance historian Davis opens a window onto the civil defense movement that was a mainstay of Western governments from 1949 until the collapse of the Eastern Bloc from 1989 to 1991. Civil defense activities included playing out many “as if” scenarios wherein a “time out of time” reality was created, something that NATO members referred to as the “scope of play” (portée du jeu) and the “play of decisions” (jou des décisions). These activities, Davis argues, are inherently performative. But are they history? http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png TDR/The Drama Review MIT Press

Between History and Event: Rehearsing Nuclear War Survival

TDR/The Drama Review , Volume 46 (4) – Dec 1, 2002

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Publisher
MIT Press
Copyright
© 2002 New York University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
ISSN
1054-2043
eISSN
1531-4715
DOI
10.1162/105420402320907001
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Abstract

Performance historian Davis opens a window onto the civil defense movement that was a mainstay of Western governments from 1949 until the collapse of the Eastern Bloc from 1989 to 1991. Civil defense activities included playing out many “as if” scenarios wherein a “time out of time” reality was created, something that NATO members referred to as the “scope of play” (portée du jeu) and the “play of decisions” (jou des décisions). These activities, Davis argues, are inherently performative. But are they history?

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TDR/The Drama ReviewMIT Press

Published: Dec 1, 2002

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