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Field Notes and Reading Notes

Studying with Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett in the 1990s

Nélia Dias

In this article, I reflect on the experience of attending Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett’s class Performance Studies Issues and Methods at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in the 1990s. Recalling the classes and field trips to events and sites in New York City, and the emphasis that she placed on reading texts and taking field notes, I consider the lessons I learned for performance studies, anthropology, and museums, and also for teaching, research, and scholarship in general. Why did this practice of taking notes from the field, from books in particular, and the note-taking practice in general, play such a central role in Kirshenblatt-Gimblett’s teaching? The steady and consistent focus both on theory and on the observation of social practices was a means of opening up new spaces for theoretical analysis or for a “performed theory,” to use Kirshenblatt-Gimblett’s term.

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‘Integrating Human to Quality’

Capacity Building across Cambodian Worlds

Casper Bruun Jensen

Baser , H. and P. Morgan . 2008 . ‘Capacity, Change and Performance: Study Report’ . Discussion paper no. 59b . European Centre for Development Policy Management . Bennett , Jane. 2004 . ‘ The Force of Things: Steps toward an Ecology of

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The Religious Foundations of Capoeira Angola

The Cosmopolitics of an Apparently Non-religious Practice

Sergio González Varela

thank Olivia Kindle for her invitation to participate in the Sixth Seminar of Performance Studies at Colegio de San Luis A.C. in September 2016, where I discussed in detail the religious foundations of capoeira Angola. I also thank Pedro Ovando, Rodrigo

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Introduction

Performance, Power, Exclusion, and Expansion in Anthropological Accounts of Protests

Aet Annist

://eestimetsaabiks.emaliikumine.ee/index.php/5164-2 . Fuentes , Marcela A. 2017 . “ Performance, Politics, and Protest .” In What is Performance Studies? ed. Diana Taylor and Marcos Steuernagel . ( Durham : Duke University Press ). http