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Overview

The SAGE Handbook of Performance Studies brings together, in a single volume, reviews of the major research in performance studies and identifies directions for further investigation. It is the only comprehensive collection on the theories, methods, politics, and practices of performance relating to life and culture. Edited by D. Soyini Madison and Judith Hamera, this Handbook serves scholars and students across the disciplines by delineating the scope of the field, the critical and interpretive methods used, and the theoretical and ethical presumptions that guide work in this exciting and growing area.

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Editorial Reviews

Bookwatch
"College-level reference holdings will appreciate this single-volume set of surveys of the major research in performance studies: the only comprehensive gathering to analyze and pose the theories, methods, politics and practices of performance as it relates to life and culture. Here is a meeting point for history, theory, and literature which uses the foundations of performance theory and methods to help readers understand how it's applied across the board between disciplines. "— Diane Donovan
The Midwest Book Review
"College-level reference holdings will appreciate this single-volume set of surveys of the major research in performance studies: the only comprehensive gathering to analyze and pose the theories, methods, politics and practices of performance as it relates to life and culture. Here is a meeting point for history, theory, and literature which uses the foundations of performance theory and methods to help readers understand how it's applied across the board between disciplines. "— James A. Cox
BOOKWATCH - Diane Donovan
"College-level reference holdings will appreciate this single-volume set of surveys of the major research in performance studies: the only comprehensive gathering to analyze and pose the theories, methods, politics and practices of performance as it relates to life and culture. Here is a meeting point for history, theory, and literature which uses the foundations of performance theory and methods to help readers understand how it's applied across the board between disciplines. "
The Midwest Book Review - James A. Cox
"College-level reference holdings will appreciate this single-volume set of surveys of the major research in performance studies: the only comprehensive gathering to analyze and pose the theories, methods, politics and practices of performance as it relates to life and culture. Here is a meeting point for history, theory, and literature which uses the foundations of performance theory and methods to help readers understand how it's applied across the board between disciplines. "
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761929314
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 11/28/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 584
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

D. Soyini Madison is professor of Performance Studies and Anthropology, and served as Interim Director of the Program in African Studies at Northwestern University. She is the author of Acts of Activism: Human Rights as Radical Performance (2010, Cambridge UP) and the co-editor with Judith Hamera of the SAGE Handbook of Performance Studies (2006, SAGE). Madison lived in West Africa as a Senior Fulbright Scholar and has conducted field research over the past ten years on the performance tactics of local human rights activists in Ghana.

Judith Hamera received her B.A. (1980) in Mass Communication from Wayne State University and her M.A. (1982) and Ph.D. (1987) in Interpretation and Performance Studies respectively from Northwestern University. She is currently the Acting Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Letters, and Professor of Communication Studies and Theatre Arts and Dance at California State University, Los Angeles. She has served as Editor of Text and Performance Quarterly, the journal of the National Communication Association Division of Performance Studies. Her publications have appeared in Cultural Studies, TDR: The Drama Review, Modern Drama, Text and Performance Quarterly, Theatre Topics, and Women and Language. She is the recipient of the National Communication Association's Lilla Heston Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Interpretation and Performance Studies, and was named President's Distinguished Professor at California State University in 2004. She is coeditor, with D. Soyini Madison, of the SAGE Handbook of Performance Studies.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Performance Studies at the Intersections - D. Soyini Madison and Judith Hamera
Performance and Theory
Part I Introduction: Performance Trouble - Della Pollock
1. Stages: Queers, Punks, and the Utopian Performative - Jose Esteban Munoz
2. Never, Again - Rebecca Schneider
3. Performance and Globalization - Jon Mc Kenzie
4. Performance, Performativity, and Cultural Poesis in Practices of Everyday Life - Judith Hamera
Performance and History
Part II Introduction: Performing History: A Politics of Location - Lisa Merrill
5. Genealogies of Performance Studies - Shannon Jackson
6. Memory, Remembering, and Histories of Change: A Performance Praxis - Della Pollock
7. Minstrelsy and Mental Metempsychosis: Mid-Nineteenth Century American Women's Performance Criticism - Gay Gibson Cima
8. What to Do When Nuclear War Breaks Out - Tracy C. Davis
Performance and Literature
Part III Introduction: Performance of and Beyond Literature - Paul Edwards
9. Shifting Contexts in Personal Narrative Performance - Kristin M. Langellier and Eric E. Peterson
10. The Constructed Self: Strategic and Aesthetic Choices in Autobiographical Performance - Lynn C. Miller and Jacqueline Taylor
11. The Strange Case of the Body in the Performance of Literature Classroom: An Enduring Mystery - Bruce Henderson
12. On the Bias: From Performance of Literature to Performance Composition - Ruth Laurion Bowman and Michael S. Bowman
13. Staging Paradox: The Local Art of Adaptation - Paul Edwards
Performance and Pedagogy
Part IV Introduction: Performance and Pedagogy - Bryant Keith Alexander
14. Fieldwork in the Performance Studies Classroom: Learning Objectives and the Activist Curriculum - Nathan Stucky
15. Ambulant Pedagogy - Mady Schutzman
16. Pedagogy on the Move: New Intersections in (Between) the Educative and the Performative - Greg Dimitriadis
17. Unlocking the Doors for Incarcerated Women Through Performance and Creative Writing - Kristen Bervig Valentine
18. The Politics and Ethics of Performance Pedagogy: Toward a Pedagogy of Hope - Norman K. Denzin
Performance and Ethnography
Part V Introduction: Performance and Ethnography, Performing Ethnography, Performance Ethnography - Iya Omi Osun Olomo (Joni L. Jones)
19. Dwight Conquergood's "Rethinking Ethnography" - D. Soyini Madison
20. Rethinking Ethnography: Towards a Critical Cultural Politics - Dwight Conquergood
21. Ethnography and the Politics of Adaptation: Leon Forest's Divine Days - Derek Goldman
22. "She Attempted to Take Over the Choreography of the Sex Act ": Dance Ethnography and the Movement Vocabulary of Sex and Labor - Barbara Browning
23. Staging Fieldwork/Performing Human Rights - D. Soyini Madison
Performance and Politics
Part VI Introduction: Performance and Politics: Themes and Arguments - Judith Hamera and Dwight Conquergood
24. The Problem Democracy Is Supposed to Solve: The Politics of Community-Based Performance - Jan Cohen-Cruz
25. Black Performance Studies: Genealogies, Politics, Futures - E. Patrick Johnson
26. Lethal Theatre: Performance, Punishment, and the Death Penalty - Dwight Conquergood
27. Who Is This Ancestor?: Performing Memory in Ghana's Slave Castle-Dungeons (A Multimedia Performance Meditation) - Sandra L. Richards
28. The Polemics and Potential of Theatre Studies and Performance - Jill Dolan

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