Dance, Space and Subjectivity

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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.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 242 pages
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; 2009 edition (August 3, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0230229794
  • ISBN-13: 978-0230229792
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces

Customer Reviews

Not junk

2 people found this helpful.
 on November 18, 2006
By Pleased to meet you
While it is true that this book makes use of theoretical constructs initiated after the dawn of the 20th century, it does so in a rigorous and enlightening way. My main complaint with the book is that she hews a little too closely to each theorist, essentially devoting chapters to readings of dance works through a particular theory. This doesn’t work rhythmically and it gets tiresome quickly. However, the final chapter on Keersmaker and Forsythe is a tour de force. At this price, however, this is one to find at the library, not purchase.

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