Performing Care: New perspectives on socially engaged performance

Amanda Stuart Fishers (Editor), James Thompson

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This edited collection brings together essays presenting an interdisciplinary dialogue between theatre and performance and the fields of care ethics, care studies, health and social care. The book advances our understanding of performance as a mode of care, challenging existing debates in this area by re-thinking the caring encounter as a performed, embodied experience and interrogating the boundaries between care practice and performance. Through an examination of a wide range of different care performances drawn from interdisciplinary and international settings, the book interrogates how performance might be understood as caring or uncaring, careless or careful, and correlatively how care can be conceptualised as artful, aesthetic, authentic or even 'fake' and 'staged'. -- .
Original languageEnglish
PublisherManchester University Press
Number of pages272
ISBN (Print)978-1-5261-4680-9
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2020


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