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Title: Not quite in the thick of things : the liminal space between the ethnographic researcher and the applied theatre practitioner
Author: Temple, Emily
ISNI:       0000 0004 7961 1217
Awarding Body: University of Warwick
Current Institution: University of Warwick
Date of Award: 2017
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The focus of the thesis is to examine the overlaps between the role of the ethnographer and the applied theatre practitioner and the liminal space between participant observation and reflective practice in the context of the creation of a verbatim theatre performance with a group of sixth form drama students in the West Midlands of the United Kingdom. As this thesis is an examination of the critical ethnographic process itself and the collaborative negotiations that occur throughout that process, additional caution is taken in the presentation of possible findings. Thick description is used in conjunction with reflection and reflexivity, as is traditional in the presentation of qualitative ethnographic inquiry. The strengths and weaknesses of ethnography as a methodological approach are examined, particularly within the context of collaboration and sharing of information between the researcher and the researched and the resultant affected pedagogic practice and curriculum development. Discussion of possible findings are considered within the context of current literature on the use of ethnographic and applied theatre research within an educational setting. Finally, the thesis concludes with recommendations for possible areas of further inquiry.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theater