The SAGE Handbook of Performance Studies

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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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Contents

Performance Trouble
1
1 Stages
9
2 Never Again
21
3 Performance and Globalization
33
4 Performance Performativity and Cultural Poiesis in Practices of Everyday Life
46
Performing History
65
5 Genealogies of Performance Studies
73
6 Memory Remembering and Histories of Change
87
16 Pedagogy on the Move
296
17 Unlocking the Doors for Incarcerated Women Through Performance and Creative Writing
309
18 The Politics and Ethics of Performance Pedagogy
325
Performance and Ethnography Performing Ethnography Performance Ethnography
339
19 Dwight Conquergoods Rethinking Ethnography
347
20 Rethinking Ethnography
351
21 Ethnography and the Politics of Adaptation
366
22 She Attempted to Take Over the Choreography of the Sex Act
385

7 Minstrelsy and Mental Metempsychosis
106
8 What to Do When Nuclear War Breaks Out
124
Performance of and Beyond Literature
143
9 Shifting Contexts in Personal Narrative Performance
151
10 The Constructed Self
169
11 The Strange Case of the Body in thePerformance of Literature Classroom
188
12 On the Bias
205
13 Staging Paradox
227
Performance and Pedagogy
253
14 Fieldwork in the Performance Studies Classroom
261
15 Ambulant Pedagogy
278
23 Staging FieldworkPerforming Human Rights
397
Performance and Politics
419
24 The Problem Democracy Is Supposed to Solve
427
25 Black Performance Studies
446
26 Lethal Theatre
464
27 Who Is This Ancestor?
489
28 The Polemics and Potential of Theatre Studies and Performance
508
About the Editors
547
About the Contributors
549
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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.

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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