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by Annette Arlander (Editor), Bruce Barton (Editor), Melanie Dreyer-Lude (Editor), Ben Spatz (Editor)

Performance as Research (PAR) is characterised by an extraordinary elasticity and interdisciplinary drive. Performance as Research: Knowledge, Methods, Impact celebrates this energy, bringing together chapters from a wide range of disciplines and eight different countries. This volume focuses explicitly on three critical, often contentious themes that run through much discussion of PaR as a discipline:

  • Knowledge - the areas and manners in which performance can generate knowledge
  • Methods - methods and methodologies for approaching performance as research
  • Impact - a broad understanding of the impact of this form of research

These themes are framed by four essays from the book's editors, contextualising their interrelated conversations, teasing out common threads, and exploring the new questions that the contributions pose to the field of performance. As both an intervention into and extension of current debates, this is a vital collection for any reader concerned with the value and legitimacy of performance as research.

Last updated 10/15/2018 by P. Higo
The Role of The Supreme Court in American Politics: The Least Dangerous Branch? (EBOOK)

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Native American Environmentalism: Land, Spirit, and the Idea of Wilderness

by Joy Porter In Native American Environmentalism the history of indigenous peoples in North America is brought into dialogue with key...

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Monarchs and Milkweed: A Migrating Butterfly, a Poisonous Plant, and Their Remarkable Story of Coevolution

by Anurag Agrawal Monarch butterflies are one of nature's most recognizable creatures, known for their bright colors and epic annual migration...

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At a special meeting of the Board of Trustees held on March 19, 1921, the reverend Fathers unanimously agreed with Professor Dunn to start a program in Aeronautical Engineering. Professor Dunn had been with the Aviation Division during World War I. Specialized instruction in aeronautics fell to Professor Clarence H. Powell who had been associated in England with the National Physical Laboratories and the Sopwith Aeroplane Company. In 1922 Aeronautical Engineering was added and was one of the first three programs in the country. In 1930, with 1,400 enrolled in engineering, 500 were in the aeronautical engineering program.

 

In spite of the many years of success of students from the program, the rapid advancement and developement of larger planes of the aerospace industry made the...

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"Hello Stranger" 1930 Student Union Opera

"Hello Stranger" was a 1930 production of the University of Detroit's operatic endeavor for the 1930 season. It was a story of aspiring...

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The 1960′s “Take-Over Generation”

The 1963 Tower Yearbook introduces the reader to 12 months of changes summed up in one span of time between March 15, 1962 to March 15, 1963. The...

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Homecoming 1956: Disneyland Theme

Homecoming time! Back in 1956, the university celebrated with a parade with a Disneyland theme for the 35 floats, a Homecoming Queen, the U. of D....

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