Performing Culture: Stories of Expertise and the Everyday

006427About This Book 

Performing Culture presents a detailed and probing account of cultural studies’ changing fixations with theory, method, policy, text, production, audience and the micro-politics of the everyday.

John Tulloch encourages academics and students to take seriously the need to break down the separation between high and low cultural studies. Tulloch’s case studies show that the performance of cultural meanings occurs in forms as diverse as The Royal Shakespeare Company’s Shakespeare and Chekhov productions and our everyday work and leisure encounters. Drawing upon anthropological and dramatic studies of performance, the book emphasizes that academic research also performs cultural meaning. A central feature of the book is its reflexive consideration of the representations of culture constructed by academic ‘experts’.

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Table of Contents 


Performing Culture

Cultural Theory

Cultural Policy

(High) Cultural Framing

(High) Cultural Re-Framing

Cultural Reading

Cultural Methods

Situated Performance

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Web Extra

Other articles on the this topic available to read at SAGE Journals online:

Theory Culture and Society

Body and Society Body and Society

See also the work of Judith Butler

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Other Books on the Topic 

Other books on performativity available here

Other books on performance and culture available here

Other books on cultural theory available here

Other books on mass communication available here

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Other Books by the Author 

John Tullock

Risk and Everyday Life

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