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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.

Looking for Stonewall's Arm: Tourist Performance as Research Method
Looking for stonewall's arm: Tourist performance as research method
Michael S.Bowman

Tourist sites are an appropriate place for locating the broad debate over self and society…. Tourism is a metaphor for our struggle to make sense of our self and world within a highly differentiated culture … it directs us to sites where people are at work making meaning, situating themselves in relation to public spectacle and making a biography that provides some coherency between self and world.

M. Neumann, “Wandering Through the Museum: Experience and Identity in a Spectator Culture”

Tourism has become the locus of an emerging body of research where the interests of scholars in performance, communication, and cultural studies intersect. Such research has shown us that ...

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