This book explores performance in everyday life through performative writing. It offers us an opportunity to examine how people act and react in society based on a constructivist view, which acknowledges multiple realities and truths. The book has several potential audiences as it can serve as a methods book for those who seek to study and write about performative writing as well as to all those who seek to understand human experiences from a different and non-traditional view.


Performance, Performative Writing, Research Methods, Theatre

Author Bio(s)

Matilda Mettälä from Malmö, Sweden, has a background as a performing artist, including a radio hit in the US. She has also been teaching music for 20 years. She earned her Master of Arts degree in Musicology from Lund University, as well as her Master in Science in Education. She runs her own business where she is employing music as a tool for the purpose of developing people and organizations. She believes that the inner resources of human beings may be developed and enriched through the kind of learning which incorporates with the individual's process of change by engaging the whole person and by means of aesthetics. Correspondence regarding this article can be addressed directly to: Matilda Mettälä at Telephone: +46 704 185999 or E-mail: Matilda.mettala@dimevo.se

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