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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.

Ethnography and the Politics of Adaptation: Leon Forrest's Divine Days
Ethnography and the politics of adaptation: Leon Forrest's divine days

To live means to participate in dialogue: to ask questions, to heed, to respond, to agree, and so forth. In this dialogue a person participates wholly and throughout his whole life: with his eyes, lips, hands, soul, spirit, with his whole body and deeds.

MikhailBakhtin (1984, p. 293)

The things that I loved in life and wanted to convert and transform into literature were themselves filled with the yeast of chaos. There was a tension between discipline and chaos. My battles were between the flesh and the spirit; they were about the question of race, about the question of how to write out of a sensibility of oppressed ...

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