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Performance Ethnography
Critical Pedagogy and the Politics of Culture



June 2003 | 336 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Norman K. Denzin feels that now is the time to take stock of reflexive performance, ethnography, and autoethnography; to evaluate where each has been and where they are going, especially as they pertain to the study of democracy and racism in postmodern America.

In Performance Ethnography, one of the world's most distinguished authorities on qualitative research, established the initial published connection of performance narratives with performance ethnography and autoethnography; the linkage of these formations to critical pedagogy and critical race theory; and the histories of these formations, and shown how they may be connected.

 

Performance Ethnography is divided into three parts. Part I covers pedagogy, ethnography, performance, and theory as the foundation for a performative social science. Part II addresses the worlds of family, nature, praxis, and action, employing a structure that is equal parts memoir, essay, short story, and literary autoethnography. Part III examines the ethics and practical politics of performance autoethnography, anchored in the post-9/11 discourse in the United States. The amalgam serves as an invitation for social scientists and ethnographers to confront the politics of cultural studies and explore the multiple ways in which performance and ethnography can be both better understood and used as mechanisms for social change and economic justice.

 


 
Acknowledgements
 
Preface
 
PART 1: PERFORMANCE ETHNOGRAPHY
 
Chapter 1: The Call to Performance
 
Chapter 2: The Language of Performance
 
Chapter 3: The Cinematic Society and the Reflexive Interview
 
Chapter 4: Toward a Performative Social Science
 
Chapter 5: Reading and Writing Performance
 
PART 2: PERFORMANCE TEXTS: BONE DEEP IN LANDSCAPES
 
Chapter 6: Two-Stepping in the '90s
 
Chapter 7: Mother and Mickey
 
Chapter 8: Performing Montana
 
Chapter 9: Rock Creek History
 
Chapter 10: Cowboys and Indians
 
Chapter 11: Redskins and Chiefs
 
Chapter 12: Searching for Yellowstone
 
PART 3: PEDAGOGY, POLITICS AND ETHICS
 
Chapter 13: Critical Performance Pedagogy
 
Chapter 14: Performance Ethics
 
Bibliography
 
Index
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About the Author

I have not adopted this for the undergraduate course, but have adopted it for my Doctoral level Research Methods course.

Dr David Lundie
Education Studies, Liverpool Hope University
January 15, 2016

perfect text for those students interested in conducting ethnographic studies

Mr Michael Hall
Management , City College Norwich
August 27, 2011
Key features
  • Highly respected author & researcher reviews work on this topic and discusses future developments.
  • Author charts a "performance-based social science," bringing together disparate approaches to study.
  • Author shows how to construct, perform, and critically analyze performance texts.

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