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Experiential and Performative Anthropology in the Classroom

Engaging the Legacy of Edith and Victor Turner

Editors: Frese, Pamela R., Brownell, Susan (Eds.)

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  • Explores the foundations of ethnographic performance, including discussions of ethnographic and performance theory, embodiment and pedagogy, and anthropology and theater
  • Provides specific case studies of ethnographic performance in the classroom, including a photographic documentation and first-person student account of Turners' classic ritual reenactment seminar 
  • Sets out a new pedagogical agenda for embodied, engaged, and experiential learning in anthropology and beyond
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The contributors gathered here revitalize “ethnographic performance”—the performed recreation of ethnographic subject matter pioneered by Victor and Edith Turner and Richard Schechner—as a progressive pedagogy for the 21st century. They draw on their experiences in utilizing performances in a classroom setting to facilitate learning about the diversity of culture and ways of being in the world. The editors, themselves both students of Turner at the University of Virginia, and Richard Schechner share recollections of the Turners’ vision and set forth a humanistic pedagogical agenda for the future. A detailed appendix provides an implementation plan for ethnographic performances in the classroom.

About the authors

Pamela R. Frese is Professor of Anthropology at the College of Wooster, USA. A graduate student of Victor Turner, she has continued to use ethnographic performance in her teaching.

 

Susan Brownell is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, USA. As an undergraduate student of Victor Turner, she learned the value of ritual reenactments in education; she traces these foundational experiences through to her current research on sport and ritual.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Experiential and Performative Anthropology in the Classroom
Book Subtitle
Engaging the Legacy of Edith and Victor Turner
Editors
  • Pamela R. Frese
  • Susan Brownell
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-41995-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-41995-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-41994-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 216
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 18 illustrations in colour
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