Performed ethnography

D. Soyini Madison*

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This chapter focuses our attention on the distinction between performance ethnography as a praxis of field research and what I have coined performed ethnography as the adaptation of field research and oral histories into staged performance projects that anticipate broader audiences than those associated with the original fieldwork or research. Why and how do we do adapt qualitative research to the stage? What are the theories, methods, and techniques to create it? By what describable and material means will the subjects and interlocutors themselves be affected by the performance? Can or should the performance contribute to a more active and involved citizenship?.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Companion to African American Theatre and Performance
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781351751445
ISBN (Print)9781138726710
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities


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