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Medieval Fantasy as Performance: The Society for Creative Anachronism and the Current Middle Ages

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In this book, Michael Cramer views the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), an organization that studies and recreates the middle ages, as a case study for a growing fascination with medieval fantasy in popular culture. He explores the act of medieval re-creation as performance by focusing on the SCA, describing the group's activities, investigating its place in popular ...more
ebook, 230 pages
Published December 29th 2009 by Scarecrow Press
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Kathy Duffy
Jun 04, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent read..written by a former King of the West it is an anthropological look at the SCA and it's immersive culture of performance. The best academic description of the SCA: The SCA is a postmodern construction of a Hollywood version of a Victorian image of a romantic Middle Ages that never really existed. He also describes it as what happens when you get a thousand Don Quixote's in one place. I enjoyed reading some of the history that isn't generally told in articles and found the fact tha ...more
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Jan 18, 2010 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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