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Ethnography in the Performing Arts: A Student Guide

Krüger, S (2009) Ethnography in the Performing Arts: A Student Guide. PALATINE, Higher Education Academy.

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In order to understand the individual and group creativity, expression and experience that lies at the heart of the performing arts, ethnography is a particularly suitable tool, allowing us both to study and reach our own understandings while gathering those of the people involved and situating them within their broader social and cultural contexts. Yet what is ethnography, and how do we approach ethnography in a performing arts culture, be it in music, dance or drama? This is the concern of the student guide here, which illustrates the multiple, complex steps of ethnographic research and writing, and presents them one-by-one in simple, reader-friendly language. Written with the novice fieldworker in mind, the content is informed by the multifaceted experiences of university students when conducting their own ethnographic research project in music, dance and drama. Their ethnographies, as well as fieldnotes and other collected materials serve as illustrative matter and case studies. Hopefully you will find the student guide useful and meaningful for the conduct of your own ethnographic project in the performing arts.

Item Type: Other
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Divisions: Liverpool School of Art and Design
Publisher: PALATINE, Higher Education Academy
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2015 15:50
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2015 15:50
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/543

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