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The Anthropology of Performance

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  85 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Turner is all over the globe as he addresses issues of cultural performance, carnival, film, theatre, and "performing ethnography" to break new ground in anthropological thinking about event, spectacle, and audience. One of his last writings, "Body, Brain, and Culture" links cerebral neurology and anthropology studies in a fascinating interface.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published July 1st 2001 by PAJ Publications (first published January 1st 1993)
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Dwight Davis
Aug 05, 2017 rated it liked it
A book like this is difficult to rate. The Anthropology of Performance is a collection of essays by Victor Turner, published after his death, and there is therefore not a unifying thesis or argument. And because it is a collection of unpublished essays, the book can be pretty repetitive at times, the same argument appearing in multiple essays. Around about the halfway point, I started getting diminishing returns on the essays. The first few essays, and especially Turner's views on performance an ...more
Apr 16, 2008 rated it it was ok
Era bueno... pero un poco cabezon... con palabras descriptivas acerca de ritos y rituales...pero con palabras grandes complicadas y que NO aparecen ni si quiera en el diccionario ingles ingles!!!

DEspues de leerlo en 1 fin de semana y analizarlo y hacer una presentacion del mismo...puedo decir que es del tipo de libro que hacen sentido 2 anios despues de haberlo leido...

En todo caso.. es muy interesante...
Gwyneth Talley
Jun 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
The is a dramatugical approach to the anthropology of performance by the famous anthropologist and theorist Victor Turner. Offers good insights, approaches and ethnographic examples of performance throughout the world.
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Apr 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: anthropology
Just read a portion. Would like to read the entire book, however I loved what I've read so far. Can relate to many questions I have about human nature.
Austin Bunn
Apr 17, 2008 rated it really liked it
Abstract, but fascinating: what is the experience of experience?
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