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Troubling Violence: A Performance Project

M. Heather Carver and Elaine J. Lawless


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 in which women take the stage to narrate true, harrowing experiences of domestic violence and then invite audience members to discuss the tales. Similar to the performances, it presents real-life narratives as a means of heightening social awareness and dialogue about intimate partner violence. “Troubling violence” refers not only to the cultures in our society that are “troubling,” but also to the ... More

Keywords: performance troupe, domestic violence, social awareness, intimate partner violence, religious attitudes, abuse against women, ethnographic research, performance studies professor, ethnographic folklorist, creative development

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9781604732085
Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604732085.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

M. Heather Carver, author

Elaine J. Lawless, author