The SAGE Handbook of Performance Studies

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D. Soyini Madison, Judith Hamera
SAGE, 2006 - Drama - 554 pages
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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

Queers Punks and the Utopian Performative
9
Never Again
21
Performance and Globalization
33
Performance Performativity and Cultural Poiesis in Practices of Everyday Life
46
Performance and History
65
Genealogies of Performance Studies
73
A Performance Praxis
87
MidNineteenth
106
Ambulant Pedagogy
278
New Intersections
296
Unlocking the Doors for Incarcerated Women Through
309
Performance and Ethnography
339
Dwight Conquergoods Rethinking Ethnography
347
Leon Forrests Divine Days
366
Staging FieldworkPerforming Human Rights
397
Performance and Politics
419

What to Do When Nuclear War Breaks Out
124
Shifting Contexts in Personal Narrative Performance
151
Strategic and Aesthetic
169
The Strange Case of the Body in the Performance
188
From Performance
205
The Local Art of Adaptation
227
Performance and Pedagogy
253
Genealogies Politics Futures
446
Performance Punishment and the Death Penalty
464
Who Is This Ancestor? Performing Memory in Ghanas Slave
489
The Polemics and Potential of Theatre Studies and Performance
508
Index
527
About the Editors
547
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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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