Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Christy Adair
    Pages 1-6
  3. Christy Adair
    Pages 7-23
  4. Christy Adair
    Pages 82-118
  5. Christy Adair
    Pages 119-138
  6. Christy Adair
    Pages 139-159
  7. Christy Adair
    Pages 160-181
  8. Christy Adair
    Pages 182-198
  9. Christy Adair
    Pages 199-238
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 239-283

About this book


A broad-ranging account of women's roles 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 their own. This is not inevitable, however, the author argues; dance is a possible arena for feminist practice and women's liberation.


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Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Women And Dance
  • Book Subtitle Sylphs and Sirens
  • Authors Christy Adair
  • Series Title Women in Society Series List (ed CG)
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1992
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-47625-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-47626-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-22374-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 283
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics Politics of the Welfare State
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