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C performance ethnography theory

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Theory and Philosophy of Communication Communicational Theory Lecture by: Dr. Natalie Nelson-Marsh Culture and Society Performance Ethnography Theory The Sociocultural Tradition Concepts To observe what a people in a culture actually do The performance of social dramas marked by linin Patterns of drama 1.) Breach 2.) Crisis 3.) Redressive or remedial procedures 4.) Reintegration or restoration Explanations Breach – a violation or threat to community Crisis – community gets agitated and takes sides Redressive – mending or acceptance process Reintegration – restoration of the peace Principles Acting out the drama of everyday life – responding to one another like actors on a stage Dramas may include all of the community members Dramas maybe played out by leaders or “stars” who do all the performing Philosophical Assumptions Epistemological (knowledge)
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Unformatted text preview: Knowledge is generated in the social and cultural setting of community and performers; go through the breach, crisis, redressive, and reintegration processes Ontological (values) Our cultural communicators are more than based in language and text, they are also based in how we act out our lives Axiological (research) Conquergood believes we should listen more than observe in our research As observers, we are spectators As listeners, we are co-performers in life’s great drama Other Communicates everything Everything in our world communicates to us in some way Would have to be a part of the performance in order to truly understand it Cultural meanings – through actions A broadened field of communication – embodied practice Dramas may be played out as cultural policy...
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