Dancing on the Canon: Embodiments of Value in Popular Dance (BOK)

Sherril Dodds

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This monograph explores the vexed relationship between popular dance and value. In a critique of the Western art canon, it traces the shifting value systems that underpin popular dance scholarship and considers how different dancing communities articulate multiple and often paradoxical expressions of judgment, significance and worth through their embodied practice. Employing a cultural theory approach, it focuses on the choreographic content of neo-burlesque striptease in London and New York, the dance styles of British punk, metal and ska fans, and the vernacular dances of a British-Caribbean dancehall to interrogate how value is produced, negotiated and re-imagined. Yet this is not to assume that they are autonomous values untouched by the social frameworks in which they exist. Rather, the corporeal enunciations of value constructed by those engaged in popular dance forms are informed by a complex matrix of aesthetic, economic, political and social values already in circulation.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2011 Forfatter Sherril Dodds
Forlag
PALGRAVE MACMILLAN
ISBN 9780230579958
Antall sider 248 Dimensjoner 14,5cm x 22,5cm x 1,8cm
Vekt 427 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Contemporary dance

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