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The Body, Dance And Cultural Theory / Edition 1
     

The Body, Dance And Cultural Theory / Edition 1

by Helen Thomas
 

ISBN-10: 0333724321

ISBN-13: 9780333724323

Pub. Date: 09/01/2003

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

This book takes its point of departure from the overwhelming interest in theories of the body and performativity in sociology and cultural studies in recent years. It explores a variety of ways of looking at dance as a social and artistic (bodily) practice as a means of generating insights into the politics of identity and difference as they are situated and traced

Overview

This book takes its point of departure from the overwhelming interest in theories of the body and performativity in sociology and cultural studies in recent years. It explores a variety of ways of looking at dance as a social and artistic (bodily) practice as a means of generating insights into the politics of identity and difference as they are situated and traced through representations of the body and bodily practices. These issues are addressed through a series of case studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333724323
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
09/01/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1: Cultural Bodies
• The Body in Culture: Before the Body Project
• The Body in Culture: The Body Project
• Ethnography Dances Back
Part 2: Dance, the Body and Cultural Theory
• The Body in Dance
• Reconstructing the Dance: In Search of Authenticity?
• Dance and Difference: Performing/Representing/Re-Writing the Body
• Dancing the Night Away: Rave/Club Culture

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