Fields in Motion: Ethnography in the Worlds of Dance

EditorDena Davida

Hardcover | October 1, 2011

Fields in Motion: Ethnography in the Worlds of Dance by Dena Davida
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Fields in Motion: Ethnography in the Worlds of Dance examines the deeper meanings and resonances of artistic dance in contemporary culture. The book comprises four sections: methods and methodologies, autoethnography, pedagogies and creative processes, and choreographies as cultural and spiritual representations. The contributors bring an insiders insight to their accounts of the nature and function of these artistic practices, giving voice to dancers, dance teachers, creators, programmers, spectators, students, and scholars.

International and intergenerational, this collection of groundbreaking scholarly research points to a new direction for both dance studies and dance anthropology. Traditionally the exclusive domain of aesthetic philosophers, the art of dance is here reframed as cultural practice, and its significance is revealed through a chorus of voices from practitioners and insider ethnographers.

Contributors Karen Barbour is a senior lecturer in dance in the School of Education at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. Returning to academic study after dance training presented rich spaces for negotiation and tension between traditional and dancerly forms of knowledge and inspired her doctoral thesis on womenââ‚Â...
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Title:Fields in Motion: Ethnography in the Worlds of DanceFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:486 pages, 9.27 X 6.28 X 1.4 inShipping dimensions:486 pages, 9.27 X 6.28 X 1.4 inPublished:October 1, 2011Publisher:Wilfrid Laurier University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:155458339X

ISBN - 13:9781554583393

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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