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Performing Deception

Learning, Skill and the Art of Conjuring

by Brian Rappert

Performing Deception

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Book Description

In Performing Deception, Brian Rappert reconstructs the practice of entertainment magic by analysing it through the lens of perception, deception and learning, as he goes about studying conjuring himself.

Through this novel meditation on reasoning and skill, Rappert elevates magic from the undertaking of mere trickery to an art that offers the basis for rethinking our possibilities for acting in the modern world.

Performing Deception covers a wide range of theories in sociology, philosophy, psychology and elsewhere in order to offer a striking assessment of the way secrecy and deception are woven into social interactions, as well as the illusionary and paradoxical status of expertise.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY-NC). You can download Performing Deception ebook for free in PDF format (11.2 MB).

Table of Contents

Chapter 1
A Kind of Magic
Chapter 2
Self and Other
Chapter 3
Control and Cooperation
Chapter 4
Natural and Contrived
Chapter 5
Proficiency and Inability
Chapter 6
Truth and Deception
Chapter 7
Control and Care
Chapter 8
Learning and Unlearning

Book Details

Title
Performing Deception
Subject
Psychology
Publisher
Open Book Publishers
Published
2022
Pages
230
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9781800646902
ISBN10
1800646909
ISBN13 Digital
9781800646926
ISBN10 Digital
1800646925
PDF Size
11.2 MB
License
CC BY-NC

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