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Overview

In Performance Ethnography, one of the world’s most distinguished authorities on qualitative research, established the initial published connection of performance narratives with performance ethnography and autoethnography; the linkage of these formations to critical pedagogy and critical race theory; and the histories of these formations, and shown how they may be connected.

Performance Ethnography is divided into three parts. Part I covers pedagogy, ethnography, performance, and theory as the foundation for a performative social science. Part II addresses the worlds of family, nature, praxis, and action, employing a structure that is equal parts memoir, essay, short story, and literary autoethnography. Part III examines the ethics and practical politics of performance autoethnography, anchored in the post-9/11 discourse in the United States. The amalgam serves as an invitation for social scientists and ethnographers to confront the politics of cultural studies and explore the multiple ways in which performance and ethnography can be both better understood and used as mechanisms for social change and economic justice.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761910398
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 6/1/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Norman K. Denzin is Distinguished Professor of Communications, College of Communications Scholar, and Research Professor of Communications, Sociology, and Humanities at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Denzin is the author or editor of more than two dozen books, including Indians on Display; Custer on Canvas; The Qualitative Manifesto; Qualitative Inquiry Under Fire; Searching for Yellowstone; Reading Race; Interpretive Ethnography; The Cinematic Society; The Voyeur’s Gaze; and The Alcoholic Self. He is past editor of The Sociological Quarterly, co-editor (with Yvonna S. Lincoln) of four editions of the Handbook of Qualitative Research, coeditor (with Michael D. Giardina) of eight plenary volumes from the annual Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, co-editor (with Lincoln) of the methods journal Qualitative Inquiry, founding editor of Cultural Studies/Critical Methodologies and International Review of Qualitative Research, and editor of three book series.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Preface
PART 1: PERFORMANCE ETHNOGRAPHY
Chapter 1: The Call to Performance
Chapter 2: The Language of Performance
Chapter 3: The Cinematic Society and the Reflexive Interview
Chapter 4: Toward a Performative Social Science
Chapter 5: Reading and Writing Performance
PART 2: PERFORMANCE TEXTS: BONE DEEP IN LANDSCAPES
Chapter 6: Two-Stepping in the '90s
Chapter 7: Mother and Mickey
Chapter 8: Performing Montana
Chapter 9: Rock Creek History
Chapter 10: Cowboys and Indians
Chapter 11: Redskins and Chiefs
Chapter 12: Searching for Yellowstone
PART 3: PEDAGOGY, POLITICS AND ETHICS
Chapter 13: Critical Performance Pedagogy
Chapter 14: Performance Ethics
Bibliography
Index
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