The SAGE Handbook of Performance Studies

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SAGE Publications, Nov 28, 2005 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 584 pages
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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Performance and Pedagogy
Performance and Theory
Queers Punks and the Utopian Performative
Never Again
Performance and Globalization
Performance Performativity and Cultural Poiesis in Practices
Ambulant Pedagogy
New Intersections in Between
Unlocking the Doors for Incarcerated Women Through
Performance and Ethnography
Dwight Conquergoods Rethinking Ethnography
Leon Forrests
Performance and History

Genealogies of Performance Studies
What to Do When Nuclear War Breaks
Shifting Contexts in Personal Narrative Performance
Strategic and Aesthetic Choices
The Strange Case of the Body in the Performance of Literature
From Performance of Literature to Performance
The Local Art of Adaptation
She Attempted to Take Over the Choreography of the
Staging FieldworkPerforming Human Rights
Performance and Politics
The Politics
Genealogies Politics Futures
Performance Punishment and the Death
Who Is This Ancestor? Performing Memory in Ghanas Slave
The Polemics and Potential of Theatre Studies
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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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