Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
Identities04
Identities04
Identities04
Identities04
Identities04
Identities04
Identities04
Identities04
Identities04
Identities04
Identities04
Identities04
Identities04
Identities04
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.

×
Saving this for later? Get the SlideShare app to save on your phone or tablet. Read anywhere, anytime – even offline.
Text the download link to your phone
Standard text messaging rates apply

Identities04

346

Published on

notes for session 4

notes for session 4

Published in: Technology, Spiritual
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
346
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
0
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
3
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

Report content
Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
No notes for slide

Transcript

  • 1. Identities identity performance
  • 2. Identities
    • performance ethnography
      • how do symbolic behaviours actually perform/challenge cultural values, traditions and customs that make up our community?
  • 3. Identities
    • graffiti consists of symbols that reflect the values, issues and identities of particular ‘small’ cultures
    • graffiti performs by making statements
    • graffiti (per)forms values, identities, politics
  • 4. Identities
    • ethnography
      • a method of interpreting actions in a manner that generates understanding in the terms of those performing the actions
      • Geertz: thick/thin description
      • Conquergood: ‘instead of speaking about them one speaks to and with them’ (1985)
      • participant observation
  • 5. the hermeneutic circle: rendering thick description Distance-experience meaning, in which the ethnographer tries to understand the behaviour using concepts removed from the context of study near-experience meaning, in which the ethnographer progressively gains appreciation of behaviours from the point of view of those behaving translation of near-experience meaning into distance-experience meaning for outsiders whilst preserving the near-experience meanings behaviour observed by people who are outside the ethnographers culture or social community
  • 6. Identities
    • personal narratives
      • we all tell stories about who we are, what we’ve done, what we believe in, and how we operate in the world
      • some performance ethnographers are interested in collecting and performing such stories
      • true voices
  • 7. Identities
    • is this an objective representation of experience or identity?
    • what are the effects being achieved in the telling?
    • what are the intentions in the telling?
  • 8. Identities
    • what are the risks of telling?
    • what are the risks of listening?
    • what makes a story true or false?
    • can an experience become true in the telling?
    • can it change in that process?
  • 9. Identities
    • The truth of stories is not only what was
    • experienced, but equally what becomes
    • experience in the telling and its reception
    • (Arthur Frank, 1995)
  • 10. Identities
    • Can performance ethnography accurately represent others and the experience of others in their own terms?
    • ethnography as a critical self- reflexive process and performance
    • self-reflexivity enables ethnography to recognise the limits of subjectivity and the dangers of misrepresentation in ways that methods claiming ‘objectivity’ do not.
  • 11. Identities
    • Giddens and reflexivity
      • a self-defining process that depends upon the monitoring of and reflection upon, psychological and social information about the possible ways that we can live.
      • ‘ The reflexivity of social life consists I the fact that social practices are constantly examined and reformed in the light of incoming information about those practices, thus constitutively altering their character’ (Giddens, The Consequences of Modernity . p. 28)
    • The project of the self is ‘accomplished’
  • 12. Giddens on marriage
  • 13. Summary
    • stories and their performance are at the heart of many performance ethnographers
    • reflexivity helps to understand the human propensity to story tell
    • reflexivity and the stories we tell constitute the project of the self
  • 14. Giddens
    • Reflexivity in the post-traditional society
    • We make sense of social life and our place in it through the stories we tell. These stories constitute our autobiographies.
    • Identities are autobiographical projects which we negotiate with the cultural resources at our disposal.
    Concepts are used to create Theories are used to create Explanations

×