Anthropology, Change, and Development

Anthropology, Theatre, and Development

The Transformative Potential of Performance

Authors: Flynn, Alex, Tinius, Jonas

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About this book

The contributors explore diverse contexts of performance to discuss peoples' own reflections on political subjectivities, governance and development. The volume refocuses anthropological engagement with ethics, aesthetics, and politics to examine the transformative potential of political performance, both for individuals and wider collectives.

About the authors

Dan Baron Cohen, community-based arts-educator and cultural activist, Brazil. Jane Plastow, Leeds University, UK. Jeffrey S. Juris, Northeastern University, USA. Rolf C. Hemke, Theatre an der Ruhr in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany. Nicholas J. Long, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK. Milo Rau, International Institute for Political Murder. Rafael Schacter, University College London, UK. Catherine Schuler, University of Maryland, USA. Caroline Gatt, University of Aberdeen, UK. Stavroula Pipyrou, University of St Andrews, UK. Clare Foster, University College London, UK.

Reviews

'When is reflection political, ethical? This multidimensional collection on performance as theatre opens up an arena for exploration through the sheer audacity of its scope. Anthropologically informed, diversely interpreted, it is a compelling example of unexpected collaborations.' - Marilyn Strathern, University of Cambridge, UK

'The conversation between Anthropology, Theatre and Development is long and profound - and this collection deepens it further through a powerful set of analyses that draw on an impressive range of theoretical sources and geographically-located practices. Its breadth is excellent and it will strengthen the thinking, and I hope practice, of those that seek to expand the scope of performance and anthropology scholarship.' - James Thompson, The University of Manchester, UK

'This collective book proposes a lucid rethinking and critique of the field of 'theatre for development'. It is based on the premise that, because of its ineluctable embeddedness in place and locality, engaged performance has a particularly powerful contribution to make to the ever-elusive goal of sustainability. 'Relational' and 'embodied' reflexivity emerge from the rich spectrum of chapters as a compelling new paradigm for political transformation and for an effective theory and practice of sustainability; it also offers an antidote to the detached rationality of globalized modernity and expert-driven development, so essential to healing the ravages on nature, peoples and cultures caused by it. This volume should be read by those working on art and performance, development, and sustainability in fields such as anthropology, geography, politics, and environmental, social movements, and global studies. It constitutes a much welcome and illuminating voice in the cacophony of debates on the post-2015 development agenda and sustainable development goals taking place at present.' - Arturo Escobar, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA


Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Reflecting on Political Performance: Introducing Critical Perspectives

    Flynn, Alex (et al.)

    Pages 1-28

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  • Re-imagining Political Subjectivities: Relationality, Reflexivity, and Performance in Rural Brazil

    Flynn, Alex

    Pages 33-52

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  • Performing Transformation: Cultivating a Paradigm of Education for Cooperation and Sustainability in a Brazilian Community

    Cohen, Dan Baron

    Pages 53-81

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  • Embodying Protest: Culture and Performance within Social Movements

    Juris, Jeffrey S.

    Pages 82-104

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  • Embodiment, Intellect, and Emotion: Thinking about Possible Impacts of Theatre for Development in Three Projects in Africa

    Plastow, Jane

    Pages 107-126

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Anthropology, Theatre, and Development
Book Subtitle
The Transformative Potential of Performance
Authors
Series Title
Anthropology, Change, and Development
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-35060-2
DOI
10.1057/9781137350602
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-35059-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-46846-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 368
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