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The Body, Dance And Cultural Theory
     

The Body, Dance And Cultural Theory

by Helen Thomas
 
This interdisciplinary study uses dance as a means of reflecting on the possibilities and limitations associated with the ways in which the body has been conceptualized in social and cultural theory. Thomas (sociology, U. of London) begins with an overview of various approaches to the body in social and cultural theory. Chapters in the second part of the volume focus

Overview

This interdisciplinary study uses dance as a means of reflecting on the possibilities and limitations associated with the ways in which the body has been conceptualized in social and cultural theory. Thomas (sociology, U. of London) begins with an overview of various approaches to the body in social and cultural theory. Chapters in the second part of the volume focus on dance, addressing such topics as representations of gender in dance and the significance of dancing in rave/club culture. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333724316
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
09/01/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)

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Comprehensive and illuminating...Students of contemporary culture will find her interdisciplinary treatment of dance in all its forms an essential text.' - Professor Bryan Turner, Cambridge University, UK

Meet the Author

HELEN THOMAS is Reader in Sociology at Goldsmiths College, University of London. She has published numerous articles on dance and presented papers on her work in Europe, North America and Japan. She is editor of Dance, Gender and Culture and Dance in the City, and is author of Dance, Modernity and Culture. She recently completed an AHRB funded study, Dancing into the Third Age: Social Dance as Cultural Text.

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