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Extreme dilemmas in performance ethnography : unleashed emotionality of performance in critical areas of suicide, abuse, and madness

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 authored by S Morgan, Lynn SmithLynn Smith, James MienczakowskiJames Mienczakowski
The use of drama to influence social, political, and health practices has a long and well-understood tradition, dating from Greek and classical times. Within the modern era, we can see that the works of Dario Fo, for example, represent not only fine examples of drama, but in addition represent a significant mode of political and cultural critique. The themes of such works as The Accidental Death of an Anarchist can be seen to resonate as strongly in contemporary society as they did in the 1970s in Italy. Similarly, ethnodrama, as first described by Mienczakowski,25 should be interpreted as the staged performance of cultural texts developed, written, and authenticated by health care patients, their associated health care specialists, academics, and the general public (as audience).

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Start Page

163

End Page

176

Number of Pages

14

ISBN-10

0849320755

Publisher

CRC Press

Place of Publication

Boca Raton, Fla.

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Faculty of Education and Creative Arts; James Cook University;

Era Eligible

No

Number of Chapters

10