Interviewing Myself or anthropological views of performance

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In this paper attempt is made to present the variuos contexts of using the notion performans and performativity in the humanities, especially in the cultural anthropology. To do so I use the form of auto-interview to bring about some methodological considerations related with my investigations in Lisbon Pastelaria, and then writing particular text. During my fieldwork I have been trying to examine the James P. Spradley theory of Participant Observation in practice by prism of anthropological view of using the form of performance and performativity as an interpretative metaphor and the way of doing and writing ethnography.

Keywords: anthropology and performance, Pastelaria, theory and fieldwork, methodology, problem of representation, anthropological writing

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