Description - Dance, Space and Subjectivity by Valerie A. Briginshaw
This 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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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).