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Essays / Ensayos / Ensaios

Performance and Mayan Identity on the Yucatan Peninsula
Tamara Underiner

Black Indians and Savage Christians
Sarah Jo Townsend

La historia de "Benetton contra los mapuches"
Claudia Briones & Ana Ramos

"Cistemaw iyiniw ohci," A Performance by Cheryl L'Hirondelle
Candice Hopkins

A identidade do Amazonas expressa no folclore do Boi-Bumbá
Erick Bessa Pinheiro

Short Articles / Artículos Breves / Artigos Curtos

Bolivia's Indians Confront Globalization
John Mohawk

South Dakota is the Mississippi of the North
Luke Warm Water

Excerpt from Powwow
George Horse Capture

Casino Nation
Terry Jones

Dana Claxton
Kristin Dowell

Op-Ed: Commercialism and Native Art

Multimedia Presentations

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Humor / Humor / Humor

e-Gallery / e-Galería / e-Galeria

Reviews / Reseñas / Resenhas

News and Events / Noticias y Eventos / Notícias e Eventos

Activism / Activismo / Ativismo

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e-misférica, Performance and Politics in the Americas is a peer-reviewed, biannual publication. Issues are thematically structured and prepared by guest editors around topics that explore the different uses and interrelations between performance and politics in the hemisphere. Guest editors are responsible for assembling each issue's written, digital, and interactive materials, thus fostering a dialogue between artists, academics, and activists from throughout the continent.

Guest edit:
To apply to become an e-misférica guest editor, please send a letter of intention, an abstract of the topic to be developed, a brief bio of the artists, scholars, and/or activists whose work you plan to include, along with a copy of your CV. The project description should be no more than 100 words. Acceptance of the proposal will be made by e-misférica's editorial board, based on the quality of the research and the timeliness and relevance of the topic to the Hemispheric Institute's mission.

Suggestions and proposals should be sent to the e-misférica managing editor, Marcela A. Fuentes at Please send all texts as Word documents. Any accompanying materials (pictures, videos, etc.) should be sent to the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, 721 Broadway, #6, New York, New York, 10003. Attn.: Marcela Fuentes. Please note that these materials cannot be returned.

Those interested in collaborating with e-misférica as reviewers of books, performances, and/or other materials related to performance in the Americas, please send a CV to, along with a brief statement indicating specific areas of interest (i.e., theatre, dance, performance art, anthropology, political science, etc.) Please send all texts as Word documents. The reviews are usually 750 words (3 pages) long.