Writings on Culture and Performance

Author: Richard Schechner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134946929

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 296

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In The Future of Ritual, Richard Schechner explores the nature of ritualised behaviour and its relationship to performance and politics. A brilliant and uncontainable examination of cultural expression and communal action, The Future of Ritual asks pertinent questions about art, theatre and the changing meaning of 'culture' in today's intercultural world. An exciting new work by the author of Performance Theory.
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An Introduction

Author: Richard Schechner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415372453

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 351

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In this second edition, the author opens with a discussion of important developments in the discipline. His closing chapter, 'Global and Intercultural Performance', is completely rewritten in light of the post-9/11 world. Fully revised chapters with new examples, biographies and source material provide a lively, easily accessible overview of the full range of performance for undergraduates at all levels in performance studies, theatre, performing arts and cultural studies. Among the topics discussed are the performing arts and popular entertainments, rituals, play and games as well as the performances of everyday life. Supporting examples and ideas are drawn from the social sciences, performing arts, post-structuralism, ritual theory, ethology, philosophy and aesthetics. User-friendly, with a special text design, Performance Studies: An Introduction also includes the following features: numerous extracts from primary sources giving alternative voices and viewpoints biographies of key thinkers student activities to stimulate fieldwork, classroom exercises and discussion key reading lists for each chapter twenty line drawings and 202 photographs drawn from private and public collections around the world.
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Author: Ute Hüsken,Frank Neubert

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199812292

Category: Religion

Page: 298

View: 6933

Ritual has been long viewed as an undisputed and indisputable part of (especially religious) tradition, performed over and over in the same ways: stable in form, meaningless, preconcieved, and with the aim of creating harmony and enabling a tradition's survival. The authors represented in this collection argue, however, that this view can be seriously challenged and that ritual's embeddedness in negotiation processes is one of its central features.
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Author: Felicia Hughes-Freeland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134713827

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

View: 362

Ritual, Performance and Media are significant areas of study which are essential to anthropology and are often surprisingly overlooked. This book brings a more anthropological perspective to debates about media consumption, performativity and the characteristics of spectacle which have transformed cultural studies over the past decade.
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Volume 6: Bibliography and Cumulative Index

Author: Irving Brown (Consulting Bibliographer),Natasha Rappaport (Bibliographer),Don Rubin (General Editor),Rosabel Wang (Consulting Bibliographer)

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136119086

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 560

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An annotated world theatre bibliography documenting significant theatre materials published world wide since 1945, plus an index to key names throughout the six volumes of the series.
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Eine Einführung

Author: Hans Peter Hahn

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518733923

Category: Social Science

Page: 246

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Die Ethnologie hat sich gerade in jüngster Zeit vom Nischenfach zu einer interdisziplinären Grundwissenschaft entwickelt, deren Methoden in vielen Fächern Anwendung finden. Zugleich gibt es immer weniger Klarheit über ihre zentralen Fragen und Kernkompetenzen. Vor diesem Hintergrund führt Hans Peter Hahn nicht nur didaktisch klug in ethnologische Grundbegriffe und Fachtraditionen ein, sondern thematisiert auch ausgewählte Fragen, die für eine gegenwartsorientierte Ethnologie von besonderer Bedeutung sind. Die Unterschiede zu anderen Disziplinen spielen dabei ebenso eine Rolle wie die Grundlagen, die Ethnologen mit anderen Sozial- und Kulturwissenschaftlern teilen.
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Author: Jeremy Hunsinger,Theresa M. Senft

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135949816

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

View: 8449

The Social Media Handbook explores how social media are changing disciplinary understandings of the internet and our everyday lives. In addition to person-to-person social networking services like Facebook and Twitter, this volume considers a broad range of networked information services that support in-depth social interaction, community formation, and collaboration in the Web 2.0 era. Rather than considering social media in terms of specific technologies, the chapters in this book engage topics across a range of research, techniques, practices, culture and society, and theories. These broader topics—including community, gender, fandom, disability, and journalism—are entryways through which students and faculty can explore ways of thinking about social media and find new paradigms for analysis. Contributors:Axel Bruns, Francesca Coppa, Katie Ellis, Gerard Goggin, Alexander Halavais, Andrew Herman, Jeremy Hunsinger, Angus Johnston, Alice Marwick, Safiya Umoja Noble, Zizi Papacharissi, Toni Sant, Theresa Senft
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City, Body, Memory

Author: P. Eckersall

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137017384

Category: Social Science

Page: 183

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Performativity and Event in 1960s Japan considers the artists and events in 1960s Japan. In response to the social upheavals of the 1960s, it shows how art interacted with society in unique and transformational ways, nterweaving arguments about the critical role of performance as an artistic medium and as a social dramaturgy.
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The Religious Practices of Ouyi Zhixu

Author: Beverley Foulks McGuire

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231537778

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Ouyi Zhixu (1599–1655) was an eminent Chinese Buddhist monk who, contrary to his contemporaries, believed karma could be changed. Through vows, divination, repentance rituals, and ascetic acts such as burning and blood writing, he sought to alter what others understood as inevitable and inescapable. Drawing attention to Ouyi's unique reshaping of religious practice, Living Karma reasserts the significance of an overlooked individual in the modern development of Chinese Buddhism. While Buddhist studies scholarship tends to privilege textual analysis, Living Karma promotes a balanced study of ritual practice and writing, treating Ouyi's texts as ritual objects and his reading and writing as religious acts. Each chapter addresses a specific religious practice—writing, divination, repentance, vows, and bodily rituals—offering first a diachronic overview of each practice within the history of Chinese Buddhism and then a synchronic analysis of each phenomenon through close readings of Ouyi's work. This book sheds much-needed light on a little-known figure and his representation of karma, which proved to be a seminal innovation in the religious thought of late imperial China.
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Revolution in the Twenty-first Century

Author: Mahendra Lawoti,Anup Kumar Pahari

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135261679

Category: Political Science

Page: 374

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The book deals with the dynamics and growth of a violent 21st century communist rebellion initiated in Nepal by the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) – CPN(M). It contextualizes and explains why and how a violent Maoist insurgency grew in Nepal after the end of the Cold War, in contrast to the decline of other radical communist movements in most parts of the world. Scholars from diverse disciplinary backgrounds employ a wide variety of approaches and methods to unravel different aspects of the rebellion. Individual chapters analyze the different causes of the insurgency, factors that contributed to its growth, the organization, agency, ideology and strategies employed by the rebels and the state, and the consequences of the insurgency. New issues are analysed in conjunction with the insurgency, such as the role of the Maoist student organization, Maoist's cultural troupes, the organization and strategies of the People's Army and the Royal Nepal Army, indoctrination and recruitment of rebels, and international factors. Based on original field work and a thorough analysis of empirical data, this book fills an existing gap in academic analyses of the insurgency in Nepal.
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Author: Mehmet Şiray

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 259

View: 2709

Within the wide range of writings on performance studies, theoreticians and practitioners have been using the concepts of performance and performativity as key terms for explaining different social, philosophical and artistic phenomena. The question -what are performance and performativity- is always already shaped according to what sort of 'performance' is being carried out, which performance is taken into consideration, which contexts and power-knowledge -stratum- operate in the formation of these concepts. <I>Performance and Performativity primarily aims to find a way of grasping the maze of different positions that have become incorporated within the general and often overlapping terms of performance studies and performative theory. The book focuses on how -the power of discourse to produce what it names- is linked with the question of performance and performativity, rather than providing a general intellectual background and context for the modern idea of performance and performativity."
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Dancing, Ecstasy, Vitality

Author: Ben Malbon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134633602

Category: Science

Page: 256

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Clubbing explores the cultures and spaces of clubbing. Divided into three sections: Beginnings, The Night Out and Reflections, Clubbing includes first-hand accounts of clubbing experiences, framing these accounts within the relevant research and a review of clubbing in late-1990s Britain. Malbon particularly focuses on: the codes of social interaction among clubbers issues of gender and sexuality the effects of music the role of ecstasy clubbing as a playful act and personal interpretations of clubbing experiences.
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Lucha Libre, ein mexikanisches Volksspektakel zwischen Tradition und Moderne

Author: Janina Möbius

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Latin America

Page: 379

View: 4063

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Rituale des Schmerzes im europäischen und philippinischen Christentum

Author: Peter J. Bräunlein

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Christianity

Page: 621

View: 7176

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das Georgische Bankett im Wandel

Author: Florian Mühlfried

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 228

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Werbung für wohl¬täti¬ge Zwecke steht vor der Herausforderung, Menschen zu etwas zu bewegen, das ihnen keinen direkten Vorteil bringt. Selbst ihr Anblick stört oft: Sie konfrontiert den Betrachter mit Missständen und fordert Zeit, Geld und Engagement. Tabea Jerrentrup zeigt, wie Werbung für wohltätige Zwecke es dennoch erreichen kann, dass sich der Rezipient nicht abwendet. Dazu analysiert die Medienwissenschaftlerin 21 exemplarische Plakatmotive, die in den letzten Jahren deutschen Passanten Schrecken eingejagt, Multikulti vor Augen geführt oder genügsames Glück präsentiert haben.
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ein einführendes Handbuch

Author: Gerd Koch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783860993255

Category: Drama

Page: 302

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Das einführende Handbuch Theaterarbeit in sozialen Feldern/Theatre Work in Social Fields will eine künstlerische und soziale Arbeit, die sich immer mehr durchsetzt, fachlich fundieren. Das geschieht zuerst durch die Entfaltung von konzeptionellen und/oder theoretischen Grundlagen unter den Gesichtspunkten eines spielerischen, lebenslangen Lernens sowie der Berücksichtigung von Gesundheitsförderung und sozialer Feldarbeit mittels Theater. Ausführlich wird die Lern- und Lehrpraxis beschrieben. Damit verbunden sind Soziokulturelle Theaterformen und Zielgruppenspezifische Theaterarbeit. Es wird bewusst exemplarisch argumentiert, um den Übergang in weitere Praxis durch die LeserInnen zu erleichtern. Eine Literaturliste gibt Anregungen über die in den Beiträgen verarbeitete Literatur hinaus. In allen Kapiteln wird die im europäischen Kontext erprobte Theorie Praxis-Verbindung eingehalten.
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Performanz in der afrikanischen Diaspora

Author: Hauke Dorsch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Folklore

Page: 291

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die anthropologische Wende in der Literaturwissenschaft

Author: James Clifford

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596127818

Category: Literature and anthropology

Page: 302

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Author: Jens Kreinath,Jan Snoek,Michael Stausberg

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers

ISBN: 9789004153424

Category: Religion

Page: 777

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Volume one of Theorizing Rituals assembles 34 leading scholars from various countries and disciplines working within this field. The authors review main methodological and meta-theoretical problems (part I) followed by some of the classical issues (part II). Further chapters discuss main approaches to theorizing rituals (part III) and explore some key analytical concepts for theorizing rituals (part IV). The volume is provided with extensive indices.
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