Opening Acts: Performance in/as Communication and Cultural Studies

Opening Acts: Performance in/as Communication and Cultural Studies

by Judith A. Hamera (Editor)



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781412905572
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 07/22/2005
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Opening Opening Acts - Judith Hamera
Section 1: Engaging the Everyday
Introduction - Judith Hamera
1. Becoming Other-Wise: Conversational Performance and the Politics of Experience - Leonard Clyde Hawes
2. Telling Twisted Tales: Owning Place, Owning Culture in Ethnographic Research - Bryant Keith Alexander
Section 2: Animating Locations
Introduction - Judtih Hamera
3. Bridging Haunted Places: Performance and the Production of Mostar - Sonja Arsham Kuftinec
4. Looking for Stonewall's Arm: Tourist Performance as Research Method - Michael S. Bowman
Section 3: Interrogating Histories
Introduction - Judith Hamera
5. Rethinking Elocution: The Trope of the Talking Book and Other Figures of Speech - Dwight Conquergood
6. Diverging Paths in Performance Genealogies - Ruth Laurion Bowman
Section 4: Synthesizing Scholarship
Introduction - Judith Hamera
7. The Mechanical Bride of Yonville-l'Abbaye (Batteries Not Included): Remapping the Canonical Landmark - Paul Edwards
Section 5: Embracing Performances
Introduction - Judith Hamera
8. Performing Theory/Embodied Writing - D. Soyini Madison
About the Editor
About the Contributors

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