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Dance, Space and Subjectivity

Authors: Briginshaw, V.

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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.

About the authors

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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'Dance, Space and Subjectivity is...a very welcome publication in that Valerie Briginshaw here has the scope to investigate her complex themes through ten chpaters on interconnected issues...An impressive variety of themes and issues is explored...Briginshaw's writing style is clear and will be accessible to students as well as researchers in a variety of disciplines...The book brings dance into the arena of so many current, fascinating debates that it offers a very useful point of reference and contribution to the field.' - Anna Pakes, Dance Theatre Journal

'...presents a fast introduction to a whole range of current theoretical approaches to space, subjectivity and the representation of bodies, and shows how these theories enable explorations of the construction of subjectivity...' - Maaike Bleeker, University of Amsterdam and School for New Dance Development, The Netherlands; Research in Dance Education


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Briginshaw, Valerie A.

    Pages 1-23

  • Travel Metaphors in Dance — Gendered Constructions of Travel, Spaces and Subjects

    Briginshaw, Valerie A.

    Pages 27-42

  • Transforming City Spaces and Subjects

    Briginshaw, Valerie A.

    Pages 43-58

  • Coastal Constructions in Lea Anderson’s Out on the Windy Beach

    Briginshaw, Valerie A.

    Pages 59-74

  • Desire Spatialized Differently in Dances that can be Read as Lesbian

    Briginshaw, Valerie A.

    Pages 77-96

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dance, Space and Subjectivity
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-27235-4
DOI
10.1057/9780230272354
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-91973-6
Softcover ISBN
978-0-230-22979-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 242
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