• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

Opening Acts: Performance in/as Communication and Cultural Criticism offers new, rigorous ways to analyze communication and culture through performance. Editor Judith Hamera, along with a distinguished list of contributors, provides students with cutting-edge readings of everyday life, space, history, and intersections of all three, using a critical performance-based approach. This text makes three significant contributions to the field - it familiarizes readers with the core elements and commitments of performance-based analysis, links performance-based analysis to theoretical and analytical perspectives in communication and cultural studies, and provides engaging examples of how to use performance as a critical tool to open up communication and culture.offers new, rigorous ways to analyze communication and culture through performance. Editor Judith Hamera, along with a distinguished list of contributors, provides students with cutting-edge readings of everyday life, space, history, and intersections of all three, using a critical performance-based approach. This text makes three significant contributions to the field - it familiarizes readers with the core elements and commitments of performance-based analysis, links performance-based analysis to theoretical and analytical perspectives in communication and cultural studies, and provides engaging examples of how to use performance as a critical tool to open up communication and culture.

Telling Twisted Tales: Owning Place, Owning Culture in Ethnographic Research
Telling twisted tales: Owning place, owning culture in ethnographic research
Bryant KeithAlexander

I have a tale to tell. But this is not a tale to be told out of school, for the site of education is like a neighborhood: a social space and geographical location that both places and displaces bodies and cultures while it contains, conditions, and characterizes those on either side of its borders. This is not a tale that begins with “Once upon a time” and then bleeds over the divisions between there/then and here/now in a fantasy-farce, describing what occurred in an imagined place. The borders in this tale mark the boundaries of specific cultural performances, everyday performances of heightened competence. They mark ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles