- By: | Edited by: Paul Atkinson, Sara Delamont, Alexandru Cernat, Joseph W. Sakshaug & Richard A.Williams
- Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
- Publication year: 2019
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- Discipline: Sociology
- Methods: Ethnography, Autoethnography, Life history research
- Length: 10k+ Words
A new genealogy of performance ethnography is offered. Six models of performance in the ethnography-theatrical paradigm are discussed. I trouble the meaning of several terms, including what is performance? What is theater? What is ethnography? A performance-centered ethnographic approach is participatory, intimate, precarious, embodied, grounded in circumstance, situational identities, and historical process.