Anthropology, Theatre, and Development

The Transformative Potential of Performance

  • Alex Flynn
  • Jonas Tinius

Part of the Anthropology, Change and Development book series (ACD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Reflecting on Political Performance: Introducing Critical Perspectives

  3. Ethnographies of Political Performance in Developing Contexts

  4. Theatre as Paradigm for Social Refl ection: Conceptual Perspectives

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 357-368

About this book


The contributors explore diverse contexts of performance to discuss peoples' own reflections on political subjectivities, governance and development. The volume refocuses anthropological engagement with ethics, aesthetics, and politics to examine the transformative potential of political performance, both for individuals and wider collectives.


Art Performance Theatre Cultural Politics Anthropology Activism Protest Politics Subjectivity Ethics Development Studies anthropology ethnography theatre

Editors and affiliations

  • Alex Flynn
    • 1
  • Jonas Tinius
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of AnthropologyDurham UniversityUK
  2. 2.King’s CollegeUK
  3. 3.Division of Social AnthropologyUniversity of CambridgeUK

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