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Author Denzin, Norman K., author

Title Performance autoethnography : critical pedagogy and the politics of culture / Norman K. Denzin
Edition Second edition
Published Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 310 pages)
Contents Introduction -- Part I: Performance autoethnography. Autoethnography as research redux -- The call to performance -- Performance pedagogy, culture, politics -- Part II: An uneasy alliance: ethnography, performance, theatre. Performance ethnography -- Staging resistance as performance -- Performing critical pedagogy -- Tangled up in praxis -- Part III: Toward a performative social science. The cinematic society and the reflexive interview -- Toward a performative social science -- Reading and writing performance -- Part IV: Performance texts: bone deep in landscapes. Grandma's story -- A family tradition -- Part V: Pedagogy, politics and ethics. Critical performance pedagogy -- A relational ethic for performance autoethnography, or in the forest but lost in the trees, or a one-act play with many endings -- Coda: In the beginning
Summary "This book is a manifesto. It is about rethinking performance autoethnography, about the formation of a critical performative cultural politics, about what happens when everything is already performative, when the dividing line between performativity and performance disappears. This is a book about the writing called autoethnography. It is also about what this form of writing means for writers who want to perform work that leads to social justice. Denzin's goal is to take the reader through the history, major terms, forms, criticisms and issues confronting performance autoethnography and critical interpretive. To that end many of the chapters are written as performance texts, as ethnodramas. A single thesis organizes this book: the performance turn has been taken in the human disciplines and it must be taken seriously. Multiple informative performance models are discussed: Goffman's dramaturgy; Turner's performance anthropology; performance ethnographies by A. D. Smith, Conquergood, and Madison; Saldana's ethnodramas; Schechter's social theatre; Norris's playacting; Boal's theatre of the oppressed; and Freire's pedagogies of the oppressed. They represent different ways of staging and hence performing ethnography, resistance and critical pedagogy. They represent different ways of "imagining, and inventing and hence performing alternative imaginaries, alternative counter-performances to war, violence, and the globalized corporate empire" (Schechner 2015). This book provides a systematic treatment of the origins, goals, concepts, genres, methods, aesthetics, ethics and truth conditions of critical performance autoethnography. Denzin uses the performance text as a vehicle for taking up the hard questions about reading, writing, performing and doing critical work that makes a difference"--Publisher's description
Notes Revised edition of: Performance ethnography : critical pedagogy and the politics of culture / Norman K. Denzin. ©2003
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from electronic title page (Taylor & Francis, viewed May 31, 2018)
Subject Critical pedagogy.
Ethnology -- Biographical methods.
Social interaction.
Form Electronic book
Author Preceded by: Denzin, Norman K. Performance autoethnography. ©2003
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