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CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY-BASED PERFORMANCE PRACTICES IN CONTEMPORARY NORTH AMERICA

dc.contributor.advisorHildy, Franklin Jen_US
dc.contributor.authorMesser, Kristen Anneen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-11-26T06:31:11Z
dc.date.available2009-11-26T06:31:11Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/9745
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation project examines contemporary North American conservative Christian performance practices. The study is in part ethnographic, taking into account the local context of these performances and attempting to situate their practices and techniques in relation to previous practices of religious performance, as well as within the field of community-based performance. Through contextualizing the performances discussed as part of ongoing theatrical/aesthetic conversations, interviewing participants, examining local and national press coverage, and in reading these events as locally rooted community-based performances, I explore why and how, when community-based and identity performance is often associated with the left and liberal concerns, it is thriving in communities that could, arguably, be understood as right and/or conservative. This study investigates how the elision of social and spiritual identity within the space of performance speaks to complex interactions between "American" identity and "American" spirituality.en_US
dc.titleCHRISTIAN COMMUNITY-BASED PERFORMANCE PRACTICES IN CONTEMPORARY NORTH AMERICAen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentTheatreen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledTheateren_US


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