rebus 30th anniversary eleanor oliphant
Search our site
Are You Sleeping by Kathleen Barber Read the opening extract of the brand new Kathleen Barber book before its publication on 27/12/2017

Women and Dance Sylphs and Sirens by Christy Adair
  

Women and Dance Sylphs and Sirens

Part of the Women in Society: A Feminist List Series

Synopsis

Women and Dance Sylphs and Sirens by Christy Adair

A broad-ranging account of women's role and experience in dance which demolishes the myth that dance is a female art form by demonstrating the way in which it is dominated by male managers, choreographers and directors. While most dancers are women, for the most part they interpret male-constructed images rather than create them. This is not inevitable, however, the author argues; dance is a possible arena for feminist practice and women's liberation.

Reviews

'The author's love of dance shines through these pages, sweeping the reader along with her own enthusiasm...This book emphatically and convincingly shifts the exploration of dance to centre-stage, providing a pioneering foundation for future work.' - Cathy Lebelska, Women's Studies Network 'Useful to dance students to place their knowledge of dance history and practise within a feminist perspective and, for the non-dance sociologist, it will provide an introduction to issues and concerns in the field.' - Leisure Studies Association 'Feminism, cultural studies, and dance analysis will all benefit from this reorientation.' - Janet Wolff Association'


About the Author

Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

27th October 1992

Author

Christy Adair

More books by Christy Adair
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Publisher

Palgrave Macmillan

Format

Hardback
283 pages

Categories

Dance

Cultural studies

ISBN

9780333476253

I love Lovereading because of its ability to connect people that love books & unite them in a friendly, stimulating & interesting community.

Megan Olwen William

I read new, exciting writers and established authors before publication and there is a great website full of brilliant books and opinions.

Lynda

It is a website dedicated to those who adore reading It really is a one stop shop for book lovers. Love it!

Edel Waugh

I love reading because my cares & woes vanish for an hour or two whilst I read of the joys, adventures, lives of the characters in the book.

Jennifer Moville

Love Reading - it not only does what it says on the tin, it does it with Jam on!!

Maz Tucker

Lovereading is a wonderful way to expand my literary horizons, discover inspiring authors & get the chance to read new novels first. #loveit

Zarina de Ruiter

Lovereading helps me decide what real people read.

Kerry Bridges

Lovereading are lovely people who send me lovely books. What's not to love?

Gavin Dimmock

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools