Critical Ethnography Method, Ethics, and Performance

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Book details

List price: $53.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/6/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

D. Soyini Madison is professor of Performance Studies and Anthropology, and served as Interim Director of the Program in African Studies at Northwestern University. She is the author of Acts of Activism: Human Rights as Radical Performance (2010, Cambridge UP) and the co-editor with Judith Hamera of the SAGE Handbook of Performance Studies (2006, SAGE). Madison lived in West Africa as a Senior Fulbright Scholar and has conducted field research over the past ten years on the performance tactics of local human rights activists in Ghana.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction to Critical Ethnography: Theory and Method
Defining Terms: What Is the Critical in Critical Ethnography?
Dialogue and Others
The Method and Theory Nexus
Summary
Warm-Ups
Methods: "Do I Really Need a Method?" A Method ... or Deep Hanging Out?
"Who Am I?" Starting Where You Are
"Who Else Has Written About My Topic?" Being a Part of an Interpretive Community
The Power of Purpose: Bracketing Your Subject
Preparing for the Field: The Research Design and Lay Summary
The Research Design
The Lay Summary
Interviewing and Field Techniques
Formulating Questions
Two Classic Models
One: The Patton Model
Two: The Spradley Model
Extra Tips for Formulating Questions
More Models
Initial Brainstorming and Puzzlements
Memory and the Oral History Interview
Langellier and Peterson's Four Entry Points of Analysis
Attributes of the Interviewer and Building Rapport
Mindful Rapport
Anticipation
Positive Na�veness
Active Thinking and Sympathetic Listening
Status Difference
Patiently Probing
Classic "Threats"
Coding and Logging Data
An Alternative View: Amira De La Garza and the Four Seasons of Ethnography
Summary
Warm-Ups
Three Stories: Case Studies in Critical Ethnography
Local Activism in West Africa
Key Concepts in Postcolonial and Marxist Theory
Key Concepts in Postcolonialism
Key Concepts in Marxist Thought
Secrets, Sexuality, and Oral History
Key Concepts in Phenomenology
Subjectivity and Belonging
Biopolitics and Affect
Key Concepts in Sexuality
Community Theatre: Conflicts and Organization
Key Concepts in Theories of Difference: Race
Key Concepts in Theories of Difference: Gender
Problems of Gender in the Field: "Women Like Us and Women Not Like Us"
Warm-Ups
Ethics
Ethics Is ...
Advocacy and Ethics
Religion and Ethics
Interview With Desmond Tutu
The Question of Freedom
Critical Ethnography and the Ethics of Reason, the Greater Good, and Others
Reason
The Greater Good
Maria Lugones: Contemporary Ethics, Ethnography, and Loving Perception
World Traveling and Loving Perception
Summary
Warm-Ups
Methods and Ethics
Codes of Ethics for Fieldwork
Code of Ethics of the American Anthropological Association
Extending the Codes
Moral Dilemmas
Conceptual Errors
Dialogical Performance
Warm-Ups
Methods and Application: Three Case Studies in Ethical Dilemmas
Local Activism in West Africa
Advocacy, Representation, and Voice
Method and Advocacy
Secrets, Sexuality, and Oral History
Trust, Confidentiality, and Informed Consent
Method and Confidentiality
Community Theatre: Conflicts and Organization
Fairness, Critical Judgment, and Policy Implications
Method and Criticism
Warm-Ups
Performance Ethnography
Foundational Concepts in Performance and Social Theory
Performance as Experience
Performance as Social Behavior
Performance as Language and Identity
Performativity
Utopian Performatives
The Performance Interventions of Dwight Conquergood
Process and Performance
The Body and Scriptocentrism
Dialogical Performance
Cultural Politics
Staging Ethnography and the Performance of Possibilities
The Subjects
The Audience
The Performers
Autoethnography and/or Reflexive Ethnography
Three Examples of Critical Reflexivity in Autoethnography
Warm-Ups
It's Time to Write: Writing as Performance
Getting Started: In Search of the Muse
Research Questions and Statement of Purpose
The Muse Map and the Road Map
Schedules and Time Management
First Draft and Free Writing
The Anxiety of Writing: Wild Mind and Monkey Mind
Continents, Islands, and the Editor
Writing as Performance and Performance as Writing
Performative Writing Is to Embrace
Performative Writing Is to Enact
Performative Writing Is to Embody
Performative Writing Is to Effect
Warm-Ups
The Case Studies
Staging Cultural Performance
Why Did Joan Choose to Adopt and Direct a Cultural Performance From Her Fieldwork?
How Did Joan Translate Her Fieldwork to the Stage? What Was Her Process?
What Stage Techniques Did Joan Adapt?
Did Joan Encourage a Collaborative Process in Directing the Performance?
Could Joan Have Employed a More Collaborative Approach?
Oral History and Performance
What Is Poetic Transcription?
Did Robert's Theoretical Analysis Threaten to Diminish the Living Voices and Perspectives of His Narrators?
The Fieldwork of Social Drama and Communitas
When Did the Breach Occur?
How Did the Crisis Evolve?
What Form Did Redressive Action Take?
How Did Communitas Invoke Reintegration?
Warm-Ups
References
Index
About the Author

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