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Tales from the Jianghu

Avron Boretz

in Gods, Ghosts, and Gangsters: Ritual Violence, Martial Arts, and Masculinity on the Margins of Chinese Society

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833770
eISBN:
9780824870539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833770.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the jianghu and martial ritual performance troupes, and the critical importance of their historical and cultural affinity to the broader efficacy and meaning of Chinese popular ... More


Performing Violence

M. Heather Carver and Elaine J. Lawless

in Troubling Violence: A Performance Project

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732085
eISBN:
9781604733471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732085.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter describes the troupe’s performances. These include a performance before a group of hostile university athletic coaches and their assistants; a performance at a Christian retreat center ... More


Backdrop

M. Heather Carver and Elaine J. Lawless

in Troubling Violence: A Performance Project

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732085
eISBN:
9781604733471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732085.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter focuses on the aims of the performance troupe. The narrative performances of the troupe seek to raise the issues of violence and abuse. They tell the stories, and then ask the audience ... More


Character Development

M. Heather Carver and Elaine J. Lawless

in Troubling Violence: A Performance Project

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732085
eISBN:
9781604733471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732085.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter focuses on the performers tasked with performing narratives from Elaine’s book, Women Escaping Violence along with their own stories. Elaine also describes her changing roles from ... More


Troubling Violence: A Performance Project

M. Heather Carver and Elaine J. Lawless

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732085
eISBN:
9781604733471
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732085.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This book, which follows the collaboration between the author, a performance studies professor, and ethnographic folklorist Elaine J. Lawless, traces the creative development of a performance troupe ... More


First Run

M. Heather Carver and Elaine J. Lawless

in Troubling Violence: A Performance Project

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732085
eISBN:
9781604733471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732085.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter describes the troupe’s first performance for the University of Missouri’s Campus Task Force against Domestic/Partner Violence. Elaine also recounts her own experiences with domestic ... More


The Pre-Show

M. Heather Carver and Elaine J. Lawless

in Troubling Violence: A Performance Project

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732085
eISBN:
9781604733471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732085.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter tells the story of how Heather Carver and Elaine Lawless came together to form the Troubling Violence Performance Project to introduce a way of communicating about the complexities of ... More


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