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Dancing Culture Religion by Sam Gill

In this provocative study of dancing, Sam Gill examines the interpretive styles of a variety of cultural dance traditions in discourse with the philosophic traditions of Schiller, Merleau-Ponty, Barbaras, Derrida, Leroi-Gourhan, and Baudrillard. As a scholar of religion, Gill provides special consideration to the importance of this emerging appreciation of dancing as a perspective inclusive of body and experience. Each chapter delves into the many factions of dancing: moving, gesturing, self-othering, playing, seducing, and masking. Gill also draws on the analysis of contemporary dance films and musicals, his experience as a dancer and dance teacher, his extensive research on dance traditions, and his interest in neurobiology and phenomenology to develop the core of this rich exploration of “dancing,” the structurality of all dances.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780739174739
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 08/10/2012
Series: Studies in Body and Religion Series
Pages: 250
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Sam Gill is professor of religious studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Moving
Chapter 2: Gesturing
Chapter 3: Self-Othering
Chapter 4: Playing chapter 5: Seducing
Chapter 6: Dancing

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