Dance, Space and Subjectivity
By (author) Valerie A. Briginshaw
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Dance, Space and Subjectivity by Valerie A. Briginshaw
Book DescriptionThis book contains readings of American, British and European postmodern dances informed by feminist, postcolonialist, queer and poststructuralist theories. It explores the roles dance and space play in constructing subjectivity. By focusing on site-specific dance, the mutual construction of bodies and spaces, body-space interfaces and 'in-between spaces', the dances and dance films are read 'against the grain' to reveal their potential for troubling conventional notions of subjectivity associated with a white, Western, heterosexual able-bodied, male norm.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780333919736
(216mm x 140mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 3-Aug-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Valerie A. Briginshaw
Writing, Dancing Together, Hardback (April 2009)
With a political agenda foregrounding collaborative practice to promote ethical relations, these individually and joint written essays and interviews discuss dances often with visual art, theatre, film and music, drawing on continental philosophy to explore notions of space, time, identity, sensation, memory and ethics.
Dance, Space and Subjectivity, Paperback (August 2001)» View all books by Valerie A. Briginshaw
This book, now available in paperback, contains readings of international postmodern dances, exploring the roles dance and space play in constructing subjectivity and reading dances 'against the grain' to reveal their potential for troubling conventional notions of subjectivity associated with a white, Western, heterosexual, able-bodied, male norm.
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Author Biography - Valerie A. Briginshaw
VALERIE A. BRIGINSHAW, formerly Professor of Dance Studies at the University of Chichester, UK, includes among her publications co-authorship of Dance Analysis (1987) and Writing Dancing Together (2009).
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