Lewiss new book clearly elucidates how performance as embodied practice could be at the heart of cultural theory his book is a work of deep and substantial synthesis a seriously rewarding exploration of culture as performance steven feld distinguished professor of anthropology and music university of mew mexico. The anthropology of performance is a collection of essays by victor turner published after his death and there is therefore not a unifying thesis or argument and because it is a collection of unpublished essays the book can be pretty repetitive at times the same argument appearing in multiple essays. Read the anthropology of cultural performance by l lewis available from rakuten kobo sign up today and get 5 off your first purchase contemporary life in most nation states is not truly cultural but rather culture like especially in large. Get this from a library the anthropology of cultural performance john lowell lewis contemporary life in most large scale societies is not truly cultural in the strong sense but rather merely culture like using a semeiotic phenomenological approach based on the work of . Lewis pays tribute to and builds upon victor turners sense of social process as he considers the complex enactments of culture the present volume could prove a useful overview for graduate students wishing to gain a grasp of the history development and possible futures of performance studies
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