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Evolution, cognition, and performance

Author: Bruce A McConachie
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Culture and cognition work together dynamically every time a spectator interprets meaning during a performance. In this study, Bruce McConachie examines the biocultural basis of all performance, from its origins and the cognitive processes that facilitate it, to what keeps us coming back for more. To effect this major reorientation, McConachie works within the scientific paradigm of enaction, which explains all  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce A McConachie
ISBN: 9781107091399 110709139X
OCLC Number: 920853568
Description: viii, 219 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: toward biocultural performance studies --
1. Enaction, evolution, and performance --
2. Rituals, image schemas, and cultural-cognitive ecosystems --
3. Sociality, emotions, and empathy --
4. The dynamics of making meanings --
5. A Deweyan ethics for performance studies.
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Bruce McConachie explores the biocultural basis of performance, from the cognitive processes that facilitate it, to what keeps us engaged.  Read more...

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