I am pleased to announce that Taylor & Francis will publish Doing Performative Social Science: “Creativity in doing research and reaching communities” early in 2022.
Focuses include a wide range subjects, including Theatre, Opera, Musical instruments and interviewing, Teaching, Embodied learning, Curating exhibitions, Audience participation drama, Queer women’s theatre, Life story installations, Pakistanis in the UK through poetry, Interview with a river, Walking as method, Poetry and community action, and Auto-ethnography.
Performative Social Science (PSS) is currently gaining attention, even popularity, amongst academics who are particularly frustrated with PowerPoint and “Zoom". A wide range of the arts (e.g., photography, dance, drama, filmmaking, poetry, puppetry, knit-bombing, fiction, and more) expands—even replaces—shop-worn methods of research, dissemination efforts, and learning. Ideally, PSS projects can include forming collaborations with artists themselves and creating a sophisticated investigation, education and diffusion package. These efforts also often include engaging the wider community as co-creators of projects and outcomes.
The book will demonstrate how contributing authors have used the arts-led principles of Performative Social Science and its philosophy based in Relational Aesthetics in real world projects. PSS will be fully demonstrated through its pragmatic use, be it in research, dissemination, performance, exhibition, community action, publication, education, and so forth. PSS provides the overarching intellectual prowess, strategies and methodological and theoretical strengths to engage and unite scholars across disciplines and, in turn, connect researchers’ endeavours with artists, communities and stakeholders.
Kip Jones, Editor
Alisha N Ali
Lisa Goldberg & Megan Aston
Charlotte Svendler Nielsen
Stine Klein Degerbøl
Dorte Bjerre Jensen
Sonya Grace Turkman
Previous Writings on Performative Social Science