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Performing as a moral act: 1 Ethical dimensions of the ethnography of performance
(1985). Performing as a moral act: Ethical dimensions of the ethnography of performance. Literature in Performance: Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 1-13.
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Ethnography, rhetoric, and performance
Books reviewed DOMINATION AND THE ARTS OF RESISTANCE: HIDDEN TRANSCRIPTS. By James C. Scott. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1990; pp. 251. $29.95. THE POETICS OF MILITARY OCCUPATION: MZEINAExpand
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Performance Studies: Interventions and Radical Research1
Only middle-class academics could blithely assume that all the world is a text, writes one of performance studies' leading figures. Conquergood argues for a hybrid discipline that celebratesExpand
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Cultural Struggles: Performance, Ethnography, Praxis
The late Dwight Conquergood's research has inspired an entire generation of scholars invested in performance as a meaningful paradigm to understand human interaction, especially between structures ofExpand
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Health Theatre in a Hmong Refugee Camp: Performance, Communication, and Culture
A Hmong widow walks to a crossroad in Camp Ban Vinai, surveys the scene, and then settles herself on a bench outside the corner hut. Bracing her back against the split-bamboo wall, she begins toExpand
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Of Caravans and Carnivals: Performance Studies in Motion
Peggy Phelan has presented us with a challenging exercise: to identify a key issue, a pressing point of intersection between our local institution and the more expansive future of the field-and, sheExpand
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I Am a Shaman: A Hmong Life Story with Ethnographic Commentary.
The life story of a Hmong shaman, Paja Thao, living in Chicago in 1984, is presented here in the form of an epic poem, translated into English. Conquergood provides an accompanying ethnographicExpand
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Storied Worlds and the Work of Teaching.
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Rethinking elocution: The trope of the talking book and other figures of speech
This essay reexamines the eighteenth and nineteenth century elocutionary movement from the perspective of those “others” against whom it erected its protocols of taste, civility, gentility.Expand
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