Ageing, Gender, Embodiment and Dance: Finding a Balance (Paperback)

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This book explores the nexus between gender, ageing and culture in dancers practicing a variety of genres. It challenges existing cultural norms which equate ageing with bodily decline and draws on an interdisciplinary theoretical framework to explore alternatives for developing a culturally valued mature subjectivity through the practice of dance.

About the Author

ELIZABETH SCHWAIGER Researcher, tutor and administrator at Murdoch University in Perth, Australia. Her research interests include critical age studies, dance, gender studies, and socially marginalized populations. She completed her doctorate degree at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia, and her academic publications are in these areas.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781349325153
ISBN-10: 1349325155
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: January 1st, 2012
Pages: 213
Language: English
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