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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.
Chapter 27: Who Is This Ancestor?: Performing Memory in Ghana's Slave Castle-Dungeons (A Multimedia Performance Meditation)
Who Is This Ancestor?: Performing Memory in Ghana's Slave Castle-Dungeons (A Multimedia Performance Meditation)
Iinitially wrote this piece in spring, 2003 in order to formally inaugurate my tenure as the Leon Forrest Professor of African American Studies at Northwestern University. Luckily, my endowed chair represented more than a name from a distant past, for the late novelist and department chair had recruited me to Northwestern. Thus, the event occasioned multiple, bittersweet rememberings. I was revisiting the recent loss of a colleague who at times acted like a wonderful mirror that could capture and reflect my potential in ways that I had not suspected. Defying logic as memory often does, I wished that ...