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The Body, Dance and Cultural Theory / Edition 1

The Body, Dance and Cultural Theory / Edition 1

by Helen Thomas


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780333724323
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 09/06/2003
Edition description: 2003
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction.-PART 1: CULTURAL BODIESThe Body in Culture: Before the Body Project.-The Body in Culture: The Body Project.-Ethnography Dances Back.-PART 2: DANCE, THE BODY AND CULTURAL THEORYThe 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.-Conclusion.-References.-Index.

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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

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