Their topics include self-authenticity as master motive, the ideology and practice of authenticity in punk subculture, everyday work and auspices of authenticity, subordinated masculinity and the persona trap, authentic dialogue in aboriginal communities, emotional performances as dramas of authenticity, and alternate authenticities
and 9/11 as the cultural conditions underlying conspiracy theories.
the spheres of composition, performance, and reception -- Peter Kivy takes the second as the focus of his important new book, Authenticities
. As indicated by the title, Kivy talks here of performance authenticity in the plural.