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Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
About Performance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
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Critical Studies on Terrorism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Crossing the Border : International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
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Cultural Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
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De Prácticas y Discursos. Cuadernos de Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
Demographic Research     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Derecho y Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Desenvolvimento em Questão     Open Access  
Developing Practice : The Child, Youth and Family Work Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
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DIFI Family Research and Proceedings     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Distinktion : Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
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Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict: Pathways toward terrorism and genocide     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
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e-Hum : Revista das Áreas de Humanidade do Centro Universitário de Belo Horizonte     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
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Education, Business and Society : Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues     Hybrid Journal  
Égypte - Monde arabe     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
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Electoral Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Electronic Journal of Radical Organisation Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
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Enseñanza de las Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion : An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
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Estudios Fronterizos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Ethics and Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Ethiopian Journal of the Social Sciences and Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Ethnic and Racial Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
Ethnobotany Research & Applications : a journal of plants, people and applied research     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
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European Journal of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
European Online Journal of Natural and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies - Revista Europea de Estudios Latinoamericanos y del Caribe     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
European Review of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
European View     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
European Yearbook of Minority Issues Online     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Exchanges : the Warwick Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ExT : Revista de Extensión de la UNC     Open Access  
Families, Relationships and Societies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Family Matters     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Family Process     Partially Free   (Followers: 8)
Family Relations     Partially Free   (Followers: 11)
Family Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)

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  • Issue 13 - Waiting to be seen: A photographic exploration of New York city
    • Abstract: Marinaccio, Ashley
      The 1975 musical hit A Chorus Line offers a fly-on-the-wall perspective on the lives of performers auditioning for a chorus job in a Broadway show. As each character exposes aspects of their aspirations and anxieties through song, dance, and monologues, we glimpse, and are led to empathise with the hardships and vulnerability associated with being a performer. Perhaps most revealing is the way in which each of these people wants - yearns - to be seen, to work, and, ultimately, to be validated in their chosen path. The actors represented in A Chorus Line are close to desperation in their desire to be given a chance to have somebody to dance for.

      PubDate: Mon, 28 Sep 2015 22:33:10 GMT
  • Issue 13 - The lives of actors
    • PubDate: Mon, 28 Sep 2015 22:33:10 GMT
  • Issue 13 - List of contributors
    • PubDate: Mon, 28 Sep 2015 22:33:10 GMT
  • Issue 13 - The Australian actors' wellbeing study: A preliminary report
    • Abstract: Maxwell, Ian; Seton, Mark; Szabo, Marianna
      Performing Arts Medicine coalesced as a discipline following the first Symposium on the Medical Problems of Musicians held in 1983 in Aspen, Colorado, and the subsequent foundation of the Performing Arts Medicine Association (PAMA) in 1988, and of PAMA's journal, Medical Problems of Performing Artists (MPPA), in 1986. Initially a medical organisation limited to physicians, PAMA expanded to include all types of health professionals, as well as performers, educators, and administrators in both music and dance genres (PAMA n.d.). The inclusion of actors under the banner of Performing Arts Medicine, however, has been more recent.

      PubDate: Mon, 28 Sep 2015 22:33:10 GMT
  • Issue 13 - 'Being inside the story': A phenomenology of onstage experience
           and the implications of flow
    • Abstract: Robb, Alison; Davies, Matthew
      Performing arts health is a collaborative field, specializing in care of a unique population who have been described as a distinctive combination of artist and athlete (Ambegoankar and Caswell 2011). The field has historically been dominated by a medical focus on injury prevention and management, particularly in music and dance, due to their parallels with sports medicine (Guptill 2011). This dominance of dance and music is also evident in psychology, with solid evidence growing around performance anxiety in musicians (Graetz Simmonds and Southcott 2012, Kirchner 2011, Kirchner, Bloom and Skutnick-Henley 2008, Studer et al. 2012) and body image in dancers (Penniment and Egan 2012, Nasciemento, Luna and Fontenelle 2012, Swami and Harris 2012). Alice Brandfonbrener (1992) commented on this, describing actors as "forgotten patients"; an inspection of the journal Medical Problems of Performing Artists for the last five years (2009-2014) reveals that of 164 listed research articles and editorials, only one is related to actors (Anderson 2011).

      PubDate: Mon, 28 Sep 2015 22:33:10 GMT
  • Issue 13 - Feudal positions and the pathology of contentment: Sites of
           disconnection for Australian theatre actors
    • Abstract: Crawford, Terence
      This article surveys symbolic sites of disconnection and disenfranchisement of actors, while holding connection and enfranchisement as crucial to wellbeing, and so suggests potential threats to wellbeing across the breadth of the acting challenge. The research leans upon both general and specific proximities: the first is my more than thirty years of experience as a professional actor, acting teacher, and writer in the field; the second, a period of observation of actors in rehearsal for four diverse though mainstream theatre productions in Adelaide, South Australia, in 2012, and interviews with those actors.

      PubDate: Mon, 28 Sep 2015 22:33:10 GMT
  • Issue 13 - The academic lives of student actors: Conservatoire training as
           degree-level study
    • Abstract: Hay, Chris; Dixon, Robin
      A case could, it is believed, be easily made out for the direct establishment of an acting school under the exclusive aegis of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. This is not recommended, out of deference to the view that the University should not be solely responsible for a course of training that includes some elements such as mime and dancing, or practical stage work that do not seem to be of academic character.

      PubDate: Mon, 28 Sep 2015 22:33:10 GMT
  • Issue 13 - The monster under the bed: Acting and trauma in the Rabble's
           'Story of O and Frankenstein'
    • Abstract: Griffiths, Jane Montgomery
      I am watching a recording of myself doing unspeakable things to another actress. I watch my arm's swing as I whip her with a riding crop. I watch my physical impassivity as I make her urinate in a cup before me. I watch my facial boredom as I force her to fellate me, and my temple's bulging veins as I bugger her on the floor. And all this between two well-behaved women who, out of rehearsals, spend most of their time discussing children's schooling and the impossibility of Melbourne property prices.

      PubDate: Mon, 28 Sep 2015 22:33:10 GMT
  • Issue 13 - Mourning becomes catharsis: An autoethnographic account
    • Abstract: McFarren, Cheryl
      To play Electra in Sophocles' play of that title, the ancient Greek actor Polus purportedly brought an urn containing the real ashes of his dead son onto the stage. In the second century CE, Aulus Gellius reported in Noctes Atticae that

      [t]here was an actor in the land of Greece of widespread renown [...] This Polus lost by death a son whom he loved as no-one else. When he deemed that he had sufficiently mourned him, he returned to making money by his profession. Being at that time due to play at Athens Sophocles' Electra, he had to carry an urn supposedly containing Orestes' bones. The plot of the play is so constructed that Electra, thinking that she carries her brother's remains, bewails and bemoans his supposed death. Therefore, Polus, clad in Electra's mourning garb, took his son's urn and bones from the tomb and, embracing them in the pretense that they were Orestes', filled everywhere around, not with imitations and feignings, but with true and living grief and lamentations. Thus, while it appeared that a play was being performed, what was performed was his pain. (Holford-Stevens 2005, 501).

      PubDate: Mon, 28 Sep 2015 22:33:10 GMT
  • Issue 13 - The body that fits the bill: Physical capital and 'crises' of
           the body in actor training
    • Abstract: Mitchell, Roanna
      Discussions of how students are best prepared for the demands of the acting profession in UK drama school settings frequently centre around the notion of vulnerability, both for its value to engage students' capacity for creative transformation and for the possible risks it entails. At the Art of Wellbeing conference at the University of York in 2011, Ros Platton, Disability Adviser at Rose Bruford College, noted that "[t]heatre can expose things quickly and dramatically that may not come out as obviously in other contexts; [i]t is potentially a very stressful environment". At the same event Hilary Jones, Lecturer in Voice at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, pointed out the perception "that 'suffering for art' is inherent in the creative process - artists are expected to be superhuman by the profession and Drama school training is expected to reflect this" (Art of Wellbeing, 2011).

      PubDate: Mon, 28 Sep 2015 22:33:10 GMT
  • Issue 13 - Portraits of actors: Elspeth Ballantyne, Julia Blake and the
           challenges of biography
    • Abstract: Pender, Anne
      Inga Clendinnen describes the process of writing biography as being morally, socially and legally dangerous (2007, n.p.). In my experience of writing biography it is dangerous morally because of the possibility that the subject and his or her circle of friends will be hurt or damaged by revelations, dangerous socially because of the contempt with which biographers are sometimes regarded (even in scholarly communities), and dangerous legally because of the potential for legal problems arising from statements made by the biographer. Mark McKenna sums up another difficulty with the genre, following Ray Monk's acknowledgement of the "inherently untheoretical" character of biography (McKenna 2013, 89). Virginia Woolf articulates the primary problems of writing biography when she refers to the attempt to combine the "granite-like solidity" of "truth" with the "rainbow-like intangibility" of "personality." (1958, 149). Woolf also contends that "the biographer does more to stimulate the imagination than any poet or novelist save the very greatest" (2014, n.p.). Clendinnen accepts Woolf 's sense of the "impossibility of biography," and quotes Louis-Ferdinand Celine's view that "we never know anyone's real inside story" (Clendinnen 2007, n.p.), but like Woolf, finds biography a compelling enterprise because of its transformative potential to allow us to "participate in the inner life of another person" (ibid.).

      PubDate: Mon, 28 Sep 2015 22:33:10 GMT
  • Issue 13 - 'Dropping a part': The changing relationship of midlife actors
           with their profession
    • Abstract: Nobis, Felix
      The 2014 edition of the Australian online actor database Showcast lists 12,700 adult actors. Of these just over a quarter - 3,160 - are aged between forty and sixty. While the training of actors continues to attract a great deal of scholarly discussion, there is less attention to how actors sustain themselves later in their careers. Such a conversation might consider how 'midlife' actors sustain their professional identities, as well as asking how they sustain themselves - financially, physically and emotionally - as they progress through middle age. These considerations are important not only because "career sustainability for mid-career artists" continues to be identified as an "ongoing issue" across the arts by bodies like the Australia Council (Myer 2014, 5), but also because debates about nurturing performance talent in this country are incomplete if they focus only on a vast number of younger actors at one end of the continuum, and a tiny selection of successful actors on the other. This article seeks to contribute to the discourse by speaking with a range of actors in their forties and fifties about what it means to 'be an actor' at this point in their lives, and how their relationship with the profession has changed as they negotiate these years. Presenting selections from interviews conducted with a diverse sample of 'midlife actors', it allows an often under-represented coterie of actors the opportunity to reflect on issues in their own words. Finally, the article asks how such insights can better serve the needs of older actors, as well as better prepare younger actors as they enter the industry.

      PubDate: Mon, 28 Sep 2015 22:33:10 GMT
  • Issue 12 - "Do what you want, matey": Serious play, risk, and the chaser's
           war on everything
    • Abstract: Maxwell, Ian
      The foundational gesture of the discipline of performance studies, as Jon McKenzie has noted (2003), turns on something of a celebration of ambiguity. One aspect of what McKenzie refers to as the "liminal norm" of performance studies is the recognition and celebration of the openness of performativity, the flexibility of the performative moment, and the potential therefore created for a critical engagement with the rigidity of various forms of authority. Liminality, however, on a strictly Turnerian account, is less about marginality and opposition than it is about mediation: threshold moments balanced between the certainties of either structure or anti-structure, carnival or Lent, Dionysus or Apollo.

      PubDate: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 10:01:50 GMT
  • Issue 12 - Performing memory on the streets of Vienna
    • Abstract: Frostig, Karen
      The Vienna Project is a new social action memorial project taking place on the streets of Vienna as I write, beginning in October 2013 and concluding in October 2014. Developed as durational performance, and performance art linked to demonstrating social agency, The Vienna Project aims to disrupt passive habits of remembrance by inviting audiences to actively engage with memory through a series of public interventions. Joining collaboration with a participatory model of engagement, The Vienna Project's memorial content is co-produced by a mix of historians, researchers, artists, students, educators, and technologists, as well as the general public. Developed as a collaborative enterprise, The Vienna Project elicits multiple perspectives of remembrance that are reflective of a city still coming to terms with the past, seventy-five years after the crimes of the Holocaust were committed.

      PubDate: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 10:01:50 GMT
  • Issue 12 - Breaking the silence: Exploring experiences of post-traumatic
           stress disorder with returned veterans to develop a contemporary
           performance narrative, the return
    • Abstract: Hassall, Linda
      The following article provides a discussion of the levels of real and perceived risks specific to The Return, an applied performance narrative. Elements of risk are addressed from within the phases of creation and development and are discussed from the positions of: interpretation, representation, and reception of the work. The Return draws on testimony and recounted experiences of returned service personnel living with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and links narrative inquiry with applied theatre processes and practices. Between January and June 2013 I worked with male service men and veterans from various military conflicts spanning almost fifty years. Importantly, I also worked with their family members. As playwrightresearcher, I met with the informants, usually in their homes, and they shared their personal stories with me. The informants were asked to reveal personal trauma injuries and openly discuss their PTSD symptoms, which I would then interpret into dramatic form. They were also asked to place their trust in an artistic process that aimed at representing these experiences, in some instances as interpreted by actors through performance. During this phase, some of the ex-soldiers took on performance roles working alongside actors and other creative artists. Together, they developed a rehearsed reading of the text for an audience, who themselves received the work filtered through their own experience of and associations with the subject matter.

      PubDate: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 10:01:50 GMT
  • Issue 12 - Getting into the box: Risky enactments of remorse in the
    • Abstract: Rossmanith, Kate
      At a conference in 2011, I delivered a presentation about the ways in which people's remorse is enacted and assessed in the criminal justice system. Being a performance studies scholar, I was, at the time, new to socio-legal research, so the questions I was asking were largely preliminary. Afterwards, a silver-haired man in a corduroy jacket introduced himself. His name was David, he was a writer from Melbourne, and he was curious about courtrooms.

      PubDate: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 10:01:50 GMT
  • Issue 12 - Introduction
    • Abstract: Dwyer, Paul; Hunter, Mary Ann; Pearson, Justine Shih
      PubDate: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 10:01:50 GMT
  • Issue 12 - List of contributors
    • PubDate: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 10:01:50 GMT
  • Issue 12 - What if?: Performance is risk
    • Abstract: Grant, Stuart
      For the comedian facing the audience, for the shaman invoking the spirits, for the footballer measuring the goalposts, the crucial emergent moment at which they perform their action is the moment of risk, the risk of failure - that the audience might not laugh, that the spirit will not come forth, that the goal will be missed, that the desired state of affairs will not emerge. This essay contends that the underlying temporality of this risk, the specific structure of expectation and eventality, is what constitutes these events as performance.

      PubDate: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 10:01:50 GMT
  • Issue 12 - Subtle spectacle: Risking theatricality with vertical city
    • Abstract: Barton, Bruce
      Vertical City (VC), of which I am the Artistic Director, is an interdisciplinary performance hub located in Toronto, Canada. Our use of the term "hub" - as opposed to company or collective - is intended to evoke a creative and administrative core around which a diverse and mutable combination of artistic perspectives and disciplines may orbit. YouTopia (2013) reflects VC's signature use of such postdramatic elements as aerial movement, engineered installation environments, sensory immersion, interactive intermediality, and dense live/recorded soundscapes. At the same time, our productions regularly incorporate core dramatic components of traditional theatrical performance, such as progressive narrative structures and distinct characterisation. However, we attempt to systematically relocate these familiar conventions into overtly performative contexts through pronounced interdisciplinary negotiation and the transformation of audience perception via intermedial modification. As such, although VC performances are often intensely physical, endurance-based, and executed within demanding, occasionally treacherous material environments, this essay will focus on a less obvious yet central element of risk within our work. Put most directly, VC attempts to create theatre in contexts that aim - conspicuously, intentionally, and, in our assessment, productively - to overwhelm conventional theatrical constructs and contracts. What is primarily gambled upon in a VC production, then, is sincerity: a generous, vulnerable concession of the fragility of theatrical intimacy amidst the aggressive, performative excess that reflects contemporary social experience.

      PubDate: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 10:01:50 GMT
  • Issue 12 - Dangerous play: "Supercrip" aerialists and the paralympic
           opening ceremony of London 2012
    • Abstract: Carter, Tina
      Aerial(ism) is a corporeally dangerous art form, generated by the body in union with suspended equipment such as trapezes, ropes, and vertical swathes of fabric. It is most commonly, but not exclusively, associated with circus and spectacle; it has historically been dominated by performers with "trained, muscular bodies [who] deliver a unique aesthetic that blends athleticism and artistic expression" (Tait 2005b, 2). Despite significant changes in aerial aesthetics throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, the athletic aerialist has continued to dominate the form, working with and against a canonical body of movements that Peta Tait calls a "living history" (2005a, n.p.): movements that have passed from one aerialist to another through time.

      PubDate: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 10:01:50 GMT
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