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Unformatted text preview: 1. AN I NTRODUCT ION TO PERFOR MANCE STUD IES 2. *interest, understanding, and memory are three aspects of public speaking. a. per-form: follow the form 1. Intro to Performance Discipline (what scholars would do) a. Richard Schechners focus i. The field is wide open. To help understand human performances. Many opinions and methods. Anything can be studied as performance. ii. Human values are from social agreement. ii. Values are a FUNCTION of culture i. There is no single source of values; they are not monolithic and never change; they do change. b. Identity, an important element. c. P.S. is vast in scope. 3. What is Performance Studies? i. The Study of Performance; you study what people perform. ii. * We will not give a FINAL definition for performance studies: you cant finally define the term. iii. a. Some basic Assumptions: 1. Performance is behavior. 2. P.S. examines behavior as an object of study. 3. What are people doing? Not exactly what they SAY they are doing. Both need to be looked at. 4. Nature of performance preserves. Also allows change. i. Like jokes, it passed on from grade level. ii. Repeat what is traditional, with a little alteration. Women wearing pants. b. P.S. involves doing performance 1. Learn by doing it. It becomes heuristic. You cant easily observe something without being a part of it. You need to join in. Do this in order to participate with the people doing the behaviors. c. Participant observation- ethnography i. Better to have some then none info d. Frequently involved in social practices AND advocacy 1. Important aspect; Ideology- a system of beliefs. 2. Scholars announce their ideology. e. Performance should be seen as a broad spectrum or continuum of behaviors 1. None of our behaviors are totally isolated. 2. Where did we learn our behaviors 3. Trying to understand where behaviors came from why we do them f. Performance Studies views culture groups in 2 ways: 1. cultural groups are always interacting a. There arent that many isolated groups these days. 2. cultural groups separate themselves from others, they have distinct identities a. By saying im this but not that g. We live in a world of multiple literacies which are performed. i. There are different cultures we come in contact with different cultures different gestures. Body literacy. ii. Americans dont talk close to people, handshakes. iii. Literacies is being about to do or not. PS is w way of keeping the literacies 1. body literacies a. Clothing b. handshakes 2. aural literacy a. music b. sounds 3. visual literacy 4. electronic literacy 4. 3 Types of Performance Studies coursework at LSU i. Analysis and performance of literary texts....
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