Performance Theories in Education Power, Pedagogy, and the Politics of Identity

Performance Theories in Education Power, Pedagogy, and the Politics of Identity

by Bryant Keith Alexander
     
 

ISBN-10: 0805848207

ISBN-13: 9780805848205

Pub. Date: 10/26/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

"Performance Theories in Education: Power, Pedagogy, and the Politics of Identity breaks new ground by presenting a range of approaches to understanding the role, function, impact, and presence of performance in education. It is a definitive contribution to a beginning dialogue on how performance, as a theoretical and pragmatic lens, can be used to view the processes,…  See more details below

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"Performance Theories in Education: Power, Pedagogy, and the Politics of Identity breaks new ground by presenting a range of approaches to understanding the role, function, impact, and presence of performance in education. It is a definitive contribution to a beginning dialogue on how performance, as a theoretical and pragmatic lens, can be used to view the processes, procedures, and politics of education. The conceptual framework of the volume is the editors' argument that performance and performativity help to locate and describe repetitive actions plotted within grids of power relationships and social norms that comprise the context of education and schooling." With the aim of developing a clearer understanding of the effect, affect, and role of performance in education, this volume provides a crucial starting point for discourse among theorists and teacher practitioners who are interested in understanding and acknowledging the politics to performance and the practices of performative social identities that always and already intervene in the educational endeavor.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805848205
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/26/2004
Series:
Studies in Mathematical Thinking and Learning
Pages:
294
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile:
1430L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Foreword
1Introduction : performance in education1
2Teaching is performance : reconceptualizing a problematic metaphor15
3Critically analyzing pedagogical interactions as performance41
4Exposing the pedagogical body : protocols and tactics63
5Bodily excess and the desire for absence : whiteness and the making of (raced) educational subjectivities83
6Performing school in the shadow of imperialism : a hybrid (coyote) interpretation107
7When public performances go awry : reading the dynamics of diversity through power, pedagogy, and protest on campus127
8Constructing gay performances : regulating gay youth in a "gay friendly" high school149
9"Playing the game" versus "selling out" : Chicanas and Chicanos relationship to whitestream schools173
10Performing school reform in the age of the political spectacle199
11Performance theory and critical ethnography : studying Chicano and Mesquaki youth221
12Scientists as scriptwriters : a study of educational researchers' influence on educational decision making239

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