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Women and Dance : Sylphs and Sirens - Christy Adair

Women and Dance

Sylphs and Sirens

Paperback Published: 27th October 1992
ISBN: 9780333476260
Number Of Pages: 283

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'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 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. 'Feminism, cultural studies, and dance analysis will all benefit from this reorientation.' - Janet Wolff

'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

List of Illustrations - Acknowledgements - Introduction - Dancing Hierarchies: Dance in Society - Cultured Bodies: The Social Construction of the Body - Colonised Bodies: The Oppression of Women - Viewing Women: The Production and Reception of Dance - Titillating Tutus: Ballet - Revolutionary Women: Modern Dance - We Say No: Postmodern Dance - Black Power: Black Dance - Beginning Again: New Dance - The Subversives: Women's Dance Practice - Bibliography - Index

ISBN: 9780333476260
ISBN-10: 0333476263
Series: Women in Society: a Feminist List
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 283
Published: 27th October 1992
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 13