Performance Affects

In Performance Affects the main interest is in participatory artistic processes and productions but at times performance is used to refer to celebrations or public actions more broadly. Where I do use the word theatre, it will indicate ...

Author: J. Thompson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230242425

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 205

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Performance Affects explores performance projects in disaster and war zones to argue that joy, beauty and celebration should be the inspiration for the politics of community-based or participatory performance practice, seeking to realign the field of Applied Theatre away from effects towards an affective role, connected to sensations of pleasure.

How Financial Slack Affects Corporate Performance

However, the question of the resulting effect on performance is unanswered. While some authors investigating risk taking behavior stress the negative impact of risk taking on performance. Others perceive risk taking as a crucial factor ...

Author: Bernadette Gral

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783658045524

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 116

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Bernadette Gral examines the relationship between financial slack and corporate performance in the European pharmaceutical industry during the financial crisis of 2007 to 2010. Her investigation includes correlational and regression analyses as well as the qualitative content analysis of newspaper articles. The results show that financial slack influences corporate performance measured as ROA based on net income, thus implying that firms use slack resources to enhance performance during crises. The findings support the arguments for a beneficial effect of financial slack on performance according to the resource based view and behavioral theory of the firm.

Performance Affects

Performance Affects explores performance projects in disaster and war zones to argue that joy, beauty and celebration should be the inspiration for the politics of community-based or participatory performance practice.

Author: James Thompson


ISBN: 1349307122

Category: Theater and society

Page: 205

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Performance Affects explores performance projects in disaster and war zones to argue that joy, beauty and celebration should be the inspiration for the politics of community-based or participatory performance practice. Applied Theatre has traditionally concentrated on effects - impacts, themes communicated or 'truths' revealed. Performance Affects challenges this orientation by suggesting that an affective realm needs to be the focus for a renewed aesthetic, ethical and radical vision of the practice. Performance projects with child soldiers, storytelling programmes in tsunami-affected areas and prison theatre workshops in post-genocide Rwanda are used to demonstrate the limits of a practice reliant solely on effect - and an alternative is suggested: one that encourages a commitment to pleasure, passion and enjoyment as a starting point for a political-aesthetic practice that acknowledges the importance of our affection for others as a stimulus to social change.

Affects in 21st Century British Theatre

Project” (2014a, 3).1 In his introduction to The Palgrave Handbook to Affect Studies and Textual Criticism, Donald R. Wehrs ... of affect” (2006, 168)—James Thompson's Performance Affects: Applied Theatre and the End of Effect (2009), ...

Author: Mireia Aragay

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030584863



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How College Affects Students

After accounting for other state‐level changes in higher education attributes, economics, and demographics, they found no overall main effect of introducing performance‐based funding on bachelor's degrees awarded.

Author: Matthew J. Mayhew

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119101994

Category: Education

Page: 784

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The bestselling analysis of higher education's impact, updated with the latest data How College Affects Students synthesizes over 1,800 individual research investigations to provide a deeper understanding of how the undergraduate experience affects student populations. Volume 3 contains the findings accumulated between 2002 and 2013, covering diverse aspects of college impact, including cognitive and moral development, attitudes and values, psychosocial change, educational attainment, and the economic, career, and quality of life outcomes after college. Each chapter compares current findings with those of Volumes 1 and 2 (covering 1967 to 2001) and highlights the extent of agreement and disagreement in research findings over the past 45 years. The structure of each chapter allows readers to understand if and how college works and, of equal importance, for whom does it work. This book is an invaluable resource for administrators, faculty, policymakers, and student affairs practitioners, and provides key insight into the impact of their work. Higher education is under more intense scrutiny than ever before, and understanding its impact on students is critical for shaping the way forward. This book distills important research on a broad array of topics to provide a cohesive picture of student experiences and outcomes by: Reviewing a decade's worth of research; Comparing current findings with those of past decades; Examining a multifaceted analysis of higher education's impact; and Informing policy and practice with empirical evidence Amidst the current introspection and skepticism surrounding higher education, there is a massive body of research that must be synthesized to enhance understanding of college's effects. How College Affects Students compiles, organizes, and distills this information in one place, and makes it available to research and practitioner audiences; Volume 3 provides insight on the past decade, with the expert analysis characteristic of this seminal work.

Affect Animals and Autists

Patricia Ticineto Clough,“The Affective Turn: Political Economy, Biomedia, and Bodies,” in The Affect Theory Reader, ed. ... James Thompson, Performance Affects: Applied Theatre and the End of Effect (Houndmills, Basingstoke, ...

Author: Marla Carlson

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472053827

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 274

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Explores the emotional responses of audiences to neurodiverse characters and non-human animals on stage to question the boundaries of the human

Architectural Affects after Deleuze and Guattari

Second, the performance of these affective creative practices with and for an audience – called collaborative performances. Third, the actual active reception of the performance by the audience and the creator – the affect of the ...

Author: Marko Jobst

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000289091

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Architectural Affects after Deleuze and Guattari is the first sustained survey into ways of theorising affect in architecture. It reflects on the legacy and influence of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari in the uptake of affect in architectural discourse and practice, and stresses the importance of the political in discussions of affect. It is a timely antidote to an enduring fixation on architectural phenomenology in the field. The contributors offer a variety of approaches to the challenges presented in discussing the relation between affect and architecture, and how this is contextualised in the broader field of affect studies. Ranging from evaluations of architectural and urban productions and practices, to inquiries into architectural experience, to modes of affective inquiry in education, to experimental affective writing, each contribution to this seminal volume suggests ways of developing a more sustained approach to a crucial thematic domain. The volume will be of use to students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels; researchers, theorists and historians of architecture and related urban and spatial disciplines; the fields of social science and cultural theory; and to philosophy, in particular the studies of Deleuze and Guattari, and Baruch Spinoza.

Job Satisfaction

Explores the causes and consequences of job stress to show how it has a direct influence on the health of employees and the productivity of the companies they work for.

Author: C. J. Cranny


ISBN: UOM:49015001379701

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

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Explores the causes and consequences of job stress to show how it has a direct influence on the health of employees and the productivity of the companies they work for.

Knowing Feeling Affect Script and Psychotherapy

However, an actor playing Lear without the benefit of an affect script will be confined to a series of anger ... Affect scripts, like each of the individual affects, also determine performance tempo; they are responsible for the forces ...

Author: Donald L. Nathanson

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393711738

Category: Psychology

Page: 425

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Nathanson and his colleagues explore contemporary affect studies, focusing on the work of Silvan Tomkins, and examine their impact on the theory and practice of psychotherapy.

The Surfboard Book

The Surfboard Book explains: elements of surfboard shape and their effects on performance construction types: from traditional to modern sandwich construction important material properties including environmental issues basic types or ...

Author: Sean McCagh

Publisher: McCagh O'Neill Pty td

ISBN: 9780992267421

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 152

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How Design Drives Performance Have you ever wondered how changing design will effect the performance of a surfboard, wanted to really understand what your shaper, surf shop or mates are talking about when they discuss bottom curve or rocker, or more importantly why a particular surfboard goes really well or struggles to perform in some situations? The Surfboard Book includes advice stories and design details from some of the most experienced and credible subject experts in the history of the surfboard in Simon Anderson, Dick Brewer, Steve Lis and Bob McTavish: each are known not only as surfboard shapers and designers but as innovators with a combined design experience approaching 200 years. The Surfboard Book explains: elements of surfboard shape and their effects on performance construction types: from traditional to modern sandwich construction important material properties including environmental issues basic types or classes of surfboard and how they perform how to go about choosing or specifying your next surfboard

Performance Feminism and Affect in Neoliberal Times

Indebted to recent anthologies and monographs such as The Grammar of Politics and Performance (Rai and Reinelt 2015), ... Part I, Affect, Performance, and the Neoliberal State, considers the role of the state in shaping and regulating ...

Author: Elin Diamond

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137598103

Category: Social Science

Page: 315

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This book is a provocative new study of global feminist activism that opposes neoliberal regimes across several sites including Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, Latin America and the United States. The feminist performative acts featured in the book contest the aggressive unravelling of collectively won gains in gender, sexual and racial equality, the appearance of new planes of discrimination, and the social consequences of political economies based on free market ideology. The investigations of affect theory follow the circulation of intensities – of political impingements on bodies, subjective and symbolic violence, and the shock of dispossession – within and beyond individuals to the social and political sphere. Affect is a helpful matrix for discussing the volatile interactivity between performer and spectator, whether live or technologically mediated. Contending that there is no activism without affect, the collection brings back to the table the activist and hopeful potential of feminism.

Affect Theory Shame and Christian Formation

A body is fluid, and affective forces manipulate a body's performance. Affects operate, as Deleuze and Guattari express, as “projectiles,” or “weapons,” which cause an increase or decrease in the body's capacity to act.27 Affects, ...

Author: Stephanie N. Arel

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319425924

Category: Religion

Page: 206

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This book addresses the eclipse of shame in Christian theology by showing how shame emerges in Christian texts and practice in ways that can be neither assimilated into a discourses of guilt nor dissociated from embodiment. Stephanie N. Arel argues that the traditional focus on guilt obscures shame by perpetuating the image of the lonely sinner in guilt. Drawing on recent studies in affect and attachment theories to frame the theological analysis, the text examines the theological anthropological writings of Augustine and Reinhold Niebuhr, the interpretation of empathy by Edith Stein, and moments of touch in Christian praxis. Bringing the affective dynamics of shame to the forefront enables theologians and religious leaders to identify where shame emerges in language and human behavior. The text expands work in trauma theory, providing a multi-layered theological lens for engaging shame and accompanying suffering.

Distance in International Business

When explaining the effects of faultlines on performance, scholars often base their argumentation for a negative effect on performance on the fact that faultline strength affects performance via intra-team conflict. thus, ...

Author: Alain Verbeke

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781787437180

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 568

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The twelfth volume in the Progress in International Business Research series presents extensive accounts of the contemporary scientific debate on how to assess the impacts of distance, both negative and positive ones, on the conduct of international business.

Historical Affects and the Early Modern Theater

Cultural histories, then, must assist our analysis of affect, not the least because of the historical situatedness of ... culturalmaterialist affect studies, especially with regards to theatrical performance and dramatic texts ...

Author: Ronda Arab

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317690702

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 260

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This collection of original essays honors the groundbreaking scholarship of Jean E. Howard by exploring cultural and economic constructions of affect in the early modern theater. While historicist and materialist inquiry has dominated early modern theater studies in recent years, the historically specific dimensions of affect and emotion remain underexplored. This volume brings together these lines of inquiry for the first time, exploring the critical turn to affect in literary studies from a historicist perspective to demonstrate how the early modern theater showcased the productive interconnections between historical contingencies and affective attachments. Considering well-known plays such as Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra and Thomas Dekker’s The Shoemaker’s Holiday together with understudied texts such as court entertainments, and examining topics ranging from dramatic celebrity to women’s political agency to the parental emotion of grief, this volume provides a fresh and at times provocative assessment of the "historical affects"—financial, emotional, and socio-political—that transformed Renaissance theater. Instead of treating history and affect as mutually exclusive theoretical or philosophical contexts, the essays in this volume ask readers to consider how drama emplaces the most personal, unspeakable passions in matrices defined in part by financial exchange, by erotic desire, by gender, by the material body, and by theatricality itself. As it encourages this conversation to take place, the collection provides scholars and students alike with a series of new perspectives, not only on the plays, emotions, and histories discussed in its pages, but also on broader shifts and pressures animating literary studies today.

Whistling Vivaldi And Other Clues to How Stereotypes Affect Us Issues of Our Time

Greg and Steve saw that answering these questions boiled down to deciding between two scenarios of how identity threat affects an earlier test performance and the later grade performance it is used to predict.

Author: Claude M. Steele

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393341488

Category: Social Science

Page: 242

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The acclaimed social psychologist offers an insider’s look at his research and groundbreaking findings on stereotypes and identity. Claude M. Steele, who has been called “one of the few great social psychologists,” offers a vivid first-person account of the research that supports his groundbreaking conclusions on stereotypes and identity. He sheds new light on American social phenomena from racial and gender gaps in test scores to the belief in the superior athletic prowess of black men, and lays out a plan for mitigating these “stereotype threats” and reshaping American identities.

41 Active Learning Strategies for the Inclusive Classroom Grades 6 12

Autism: A developmental disability significantly affecting verbal and nonverbal communication and social interaction, generally evident before age three, that adversely affects a student's educational performance.

Author: Diane Casale-Giannola

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452279343

Category: Education

Page: 224

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Keys to engaging secondary students Research shows that all students—regardless of learning style, disability category, or language difference—learn more effectively when they are engaged in active learning. This book shows teachers how to help all students achieve positive learning outcomes. The authors provide a compilation of strategies that serve as blueprints for instructional design and directions for using them across a variety of content areas. The many benefits of active learning include: A more engaged and interactive classroom Increased self-directed learning Development of higher-order thinking skills such as analysis, synthesis, evaluation Improved reading, discussion, and writing competencies

Affect Poetics of the New Hollywood

Cinematographic performance affects subjectivity. It affects the personological indi Wood's argumentation is not necessarily beholden to its Freudian foundation; it becomes more convincing if it is linked to other considerations, ...

Author: Hauke Lehmann

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110580761

Category: Social Science

Page: 284

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How is affective experience produced in the cinema? And how can we write a history of this experience? By asking these questions, this study by Hauke Lehmann aims at rethinking our conception of a critical period in US film history – the New Hollywood: as a moment of crisis that can neither be reduced to economic processes of adaption nor to a collection of masterpieces. Rather, the fine-grained analysis of core films reveals the power of cinematic images to affect their audiences – to confront them with the new. The films of the New Hollywood redefine the divisions of the classical genre system in a radical way and thereby transform the way spectators are addressed affectively in the cinema. The study describes a complex interplay between three modes of affectivity: suspense, paranoia, and melancholy. All three, each in their own way, implicate spectators in the deep-seated contradictions of their own feelings and their ways of being in the world: their relations to history, to society, and to cultural fantasy. On this basis, Affect Poetics of the New Hollywood projects an original conception of film history: as an affective history which can be re-written up to the present day.

Psychology of Sports

This would imply that performance affects later cohesion (i.e., Ruder and Gill 1982) and that the observed changes in cohesion are somehow associated with subsequent performance. Figure 12.4 illustrates this circular relationship.

Author: Seppo E. Iso-Ahola

Publisher: William C Brown Pub

ISBN: UOM:49015002951482

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 363

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How the Environment Affects Lumber Design

Effect of drying on the probability of failure , PE Ratio of load ( 95th percentile ) to resistance ( 5th ... The example illustrates that additional properties research may not improve product performance unless realistic load ...



ISBN: MINN:31951D01340947C

Category: Lumber

Page: 146

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