The Body, Dance and Cultural Theory

  • Authors
  • Helen┬áThomas

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Helen Thomas
      Pages 1-5
  3. Cultural Bodies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Helen Thomas
      Pages 34-63
    3. Helen Thomas
      Pages 64-88
  4. Dance, the Body and Cultural Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Helen Thomas
      Pages 91-120
    3. Helen Thomas
      Pages 177-211
    4. Helen Thomas
      Pages 213-216
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 217-262

About this book


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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