Place, space, and homeplace have taken on increasing conceptual significance for performance studies practitioners. Despite a wealth of research, there are few theoretical models within the discipline to which researchers of homeplace can appeal for scholarly guidance. In this paper, I survey recent essays about home, place, and space within two major disciplinary journals to create such a model. Using my own experience with homeplace and performance as a frame, I outline four major orientations toward homeplace displayed within recent performance studies literature. Though my goal is far from exhaustive, I aim both to describe the variety of research projects being undertaken as well as to present readers with a useful theoretical model of performance and homeplace.
MacDonald, Shauna M.
"Finding Our Way(s): A Theoretical Model of Performance Studies and Homeplace,"
Kaleidoscope: A Graduate Journal of Qualitative Communication Research:
Vol. 9, Article 3.
Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/kaleidoscope/vol9/iss1/3