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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.

The Politics and Ethics of Performance Pedagogy: Toward a Pedagogy of Hope
The politics and ethics of performance pedagogy: Toward a pedagogy of hope

To invoke and paraphrase William Kittridge (1987, p. 87) today in post-9/11 America with Patriot Acts, Homeland Security Administrations, and a president who performs scripts of fear written by others, we are struggling to revise our dominant mythology … to find a new story to inhabit, to find new laws to control our lives, laws designed to preserve a model of a free democratic society based on values learned from a shared mythology. Kittridge is clear, only after reimagining our myths can we coherently remodel our laws, and hope to keep our society in a realistic relationship to what is actual and ...

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