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Women and Dance: Sylphs and Sirens (Women in Society)

Christy Adair

Editore: Palgrave Macmillan, 1992
ISBN 10: 0333476263 / ISBN 13: 9780333476260
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Titolo: Women and Dance: Sylphs and Sirens (Women in...

Casa editrice: Palgrave Macmillan

Data di pubblicazione: 1992

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Riassunto: 'The author's love of dance shines through these pages, sweeping the reader along with her own enthusiasm...This book emphatically and convincingly shifts the exploration of dance to centre-stage, providing a pioneering foundation for future work.' - Cathy Lebelska, Women's Studies Network 'Useful to dance students to place their knowledge of dance history and practise within a feminist perspective and, for the non-dance sociologist, it will provide an introduction to issues and concerns in the field.' - Leisure Studies Association A broad-ranging account of women's role and experience in dance which demolishes the myth that dance is a female art form by demonstrating the way in which it is dominated by male managers, choreographers and directors. While most dancers are women, for the most part they interpret male-constructed images rather than create them. This is not inevitable, however, the author argues; dance is a possible arena for feminist practice and women's liberation. 'Feminism, cultural studies, and dance analysis will all benefit from this reorientation.' - Janet Wolff


Christy Adair is a freelance writer, researcher, and lecturer in dance and women's studies. As a member of the New Dance Magazine Collective, she developed a voice for women's issues in dance and she contributed to the Arts Council discussion document of Women in the Arts. Currently, she writes for various dance journals, including Spare Rib, and Every Woman.

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