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The choreographies of Bill T. Jones, Cleveland Ballet Dancing Wheels, Zab Maboungou, David Dorfman, Marie Chouinard, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, and others, have helped establish dance as a crucial discourse of the 90s. These dancers, Ann Cooper Albright argues, are asking the audience to see the body as a source of cultural identity — a physical presence that moves with and through its gendered, racial, and social meanings.

Through her articulate and nuanced analysis of contemporary choreography, Albright shows how the dancing body shifts conventions of representation and provides a critical example of the dialectical relationship between cultures and the bodies that inhabit them. As a dancer, feminist, and philosopher, Albright turns to the material experience of bodies, not just the body as a figure or metaphor, to understand how cultural representation becomes embedded in the body. In arguing for the intelligence of bodies, Choreographing Difference is itself a testimonial, giving voice to some important political, moral, and artistic questions of our time.

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Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Contents
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  1. LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. INTRODUCTION: WITNESSING DANCE
  2. pp. xiii-xxvi
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  1. Mining the Dancefield: Feminist Theory and Contemporary Dance
  2. pp. 1-27
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  1. Techno Bodies: Muscling with Gender in Contemporary Dance
  2. pp. 28-55
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  1. Moving Across Difference: Dance and Disability
  2. pp. 56-92
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  1. Incalculable Choreographies
  2. pp. 93-118
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  1. Dancing Bodies and the Stories They Tell
  2. pp. 119-149
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  1. Embodying History: Epic Narrative and Cultural Identity in African-American Dance
  2. pp. 150-177
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  1. APPENDIX
  2. pp. 179-189
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  1. NOTES
  2. pp. 190-203
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  1. SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
  2. pp. 205-210
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  1. INDEX
  2. pp. 211-216
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780819569912
Related ISBN
9780819563156
MARC Record
OCLC
726747130
Pages
244
Launched on MUSE
2011-07-21
Language
English
Open Access
No
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