posted by: Cheryl McLean
Canadian Creative Arts in Health, Training and Education Journal
Hope you are all enjoying the holiday season! I've added a new section to our "Crossing Borders" blog. Check out the sidebar at the right and scroll down to "Picks from the book shelf" Here you'll find an eclectic collection of a few recommended books. Among them "Performance Ethnography a Critical Pedagogy and the Politics of Culture" by Norman K. Denzin.
(excerpt from the book jacket)
"Performance Ethnography is divided into three parts. Part 1 covers pedagogy, ethnography, performance and theory as the foundation for a performative social science. Part 11 addresses the worlds of family, nature, praxis and action employing a structure that is equal parts memoir, essay, short story and literary autoethnography. Part 111 examines the ethics and practical politics of performance autoethnography anchored in the post 9/ll discourse in the United States."
"For anyone interested in qualitative research and performative social science or ethnodrama in health this book is highly recommended. Dr. Denzin also includes several of his own performance texts in part 11 of the book. They are rich, multi layered and insightful stories grounded in history and personal experience. This is more than a book. It is a gift from one of the world's leaders in qualitative research for those of us interested in writing performances that educate and challenge while advocating for change."
Cheryl McLean, Publisher, Canadian Creative Arts in Health, Training and Education Journal (CCAHTE)(after taking the book out from The University of Western Ontario Library about 20 times, I was pleased to receive my own special copy as a gift for Christmas. CM)
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