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The Body, Dance and Cultural Theory by Helen Thomas
  

The Body, Dance and Cultural Theory

Synopsis

The Body, Dance and Cultural Theory by Helen Thomas

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.

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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'


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.

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Book Info

Publication date

17th July 2003

Author

Helen Thomas

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Publisher

Palgrave Macmillan

Format

Paperback
272 pages

Categories

Dance
Cultural studies
Sociology & anthropology

ISBN

9780333724323

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