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Social Works: Performing Art, Supporting Publics
"Social Works is an interdisciplinary approach to the forms, goals, histories of innovative social practice in both contemporary performance and visual art. Shannon Jackson uses a range of caseExpand
Lines of Activity: Performance, Historiography, Hull-House Domesticity
"Lines of Activity" investigates the cultural life of the Hull-House Settlement of Chicago, one of the most significant reform institutions of the Progressive Era, from its founding in 1889 throughExpand
Living as Form : Socially Engaged Art from 1991-2011
"Over the past twenty years, an abundance of art forms have emerged that use aesthetics to affect social dynamics. These works are often produced by collectives or come out of a community context;Expand
Professing Performance: Theatre in the Academy from Philology to Performativity
1. Discipline and performance: genealogy and discontinuity 2. Institutions and performance: professing performance in the early twentieth century 3. Culture and Performance: structures of dramaticExpand
Commentary: Arts, Neighborhoods, and Social Practices: Towards an Integrated Epistemology of Community Arts
Despite a common concern for social change, the multidisciplinary fields of city planning and performance studies rely on different theories, epistemologies, and language. We argue that these fieldsExpand
White Noises: On Performing White, On Writing Performance
That phrase launches a notorious monologue in Ntozake Shange's Spell #7 (1979),' one that satirizes the behaviors and perceptions of conditioned whitegirlhood. It became particularly notorious amongExpand
Tourism in Performance
"THE GENESIS OF THIS BOOK," WRITES JANE DESMOND, "CAME FROM A SENSE OF shock" (xiii). Indeed, the tourist experience can be quite a shockerperhaps more disturbingly so when its conventions of displayExpand