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Reconstructing gender, personal narrative, and performance at the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
This ethnographic study examines the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival, a thirty-two-year-old, week-long event that features women performers and relies on an all female staff who produce the event for an audience of women ...
Philanthropic tourism and artistic authenticity : cultural empathy and the western consumption of Kyrgyz art
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
research in Kyrgyzstan and at the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market. I begin with the question: what happens to traditions and to the people who practice them when they are actively mediated and placed for sale outside of their culture? It is my...