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Dance in the Field

Theory, Methods and Issues in Dance Ethnography

  • Theresa J. Buckland

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction: Reflecting on Dance Ethnography

    1. Theresa J. Buckland
      Pages 1-10
  3. Theoretical Dimensions

  4. Methodological Approaches

  5. Politics and Ethics

About this book


This international collection on dance ethnography - the first of its kind - comprises original contributions on fieldwork in dance and human movement. Based on extensive fieldwork experience, it explores the major theoretical approaches, methods and concerns of dance and movement research from anthropological and ethnochoreological perspectives. The result underlines the existing and continuing growth in dance ethnography which will also be of interest to those in dance studies, anthropology, cultural studies, folklore, ethnomusicology and sociology.


anthropology Cultural Studies dance ethnography

Editors and affiliations

  • Theresa J. Buckland
    • 1
  1. 1.University of SurreyGuildfordUK

About the editors

EGIL BAKKA Director, Centre of the Norwegian Council for Folk Music and Folk Dance and Adjunct Professor in Ethnochoreology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim BRENDA FARNELL Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Illinois LASZLO FELFÖLDI Head of the Folk Dance Department, Institute of Musicology, Academy of Sciences, Budapest ANCA GIURCHESCU Chair of the International Council for Traditional Music Study Group on Ethnochoreology ANDRÉE GRAU Senior Lecturer in Dance, Roehampton Institute, London, and Associate Lecturer, London Contemporary Dance School GEORGINA GORE Ph.D., Maître de Conférences, Université Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand II, France FRANK HALL Teacher, Indiana State University and performer with Rhythm in Shoes, Dayton, Ohio FELICIA HUGHES-FREELAND Senior Lecturer, Social Anthropology, University of Wales E.JEAN JOHNSON JONES Lecturer, Department of Dance Studies, University of Surrey ADRIENNE L. KAEPPLER Curator of Oceanic Ethnology, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC MARIA KOUTSOUBA Lecturer, School of Intercultural Education, Military Academy, Athens ANDRIY NAHACHEWSKY Huculak Chair of Ukrainian Culture and Ethnography, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada OWE RONSTRÖM Assistant Professor, Institute for Folklife Studies, University of Stockholm JUDY VAN ZILE Professor of Dance, University of Hawai'i, Manoa DRID WILLIAMS conducted fieldwork in England, USA, Australia and Kenya

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