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Dance, Sex, and Gender: Signs of Identity, Dominance, Defiance, and Desire

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"Ambitious in its scope and interdisciplinary in its purview. . . . Without doubt future researchers will want to refer to Hanna's study, not simply for its rich bibliographical sources but also for suggestions as to how to proceed with their own work. Dance, Sex, and Gender will initiate a discussion that should propel a more methodologically informed study of dance and gender."—Randy Martin, Journal of the History of Sexuality

About the Author

Judith Lynne Hanna is Senior Research Scholar in the Deptartments of Dance & Anthropology at the University of Maryland. She is the author of many books including Dance, Sex, and Gender: Signs of Identity, Dominance, Defiance, and Desire and To Dance is Human: A Theory of Nonverbal Communication, both published by the University of Chicago Press.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Overture

Acknowledgments

Part One: Spotlight

1. Sex, Learning, and Dance Images

Be a Man, Be a Woman: Nature and Nurture

Danced Sexual Imagery: Modeling

2. Odyssey toward Understanding

The Social Construction of Reality

Sources of Evidence

So What?

Part Two: A Worldwide Erotic and Sex-Role Dance Heritage

3. Sexuality

Aphrodisiac Dancing toward Culturally Licit Procreation

Dance as Pre- and Extramarital Entertainment, Art, and Artifice

Love, Life, Death, and Divinity

Seduction of Forces and Female Shamans

Sexual Sublimination

4. Sex Role Scripting

Initiation

Movement Metaphor

Modulating Sex Roles: Transvestism, Adulation, and Appeasement

5. India's Dance Kaleidoscope: Divine Sexuality, Sex Roles, Erotic Fantasy, Profanity, and Emancipation

Sacred and Secular Merge

Sex Role Encoding

Erotic Fantasy

Profanity and Further Exploitation of Women

Renaissance

Part Three: Western Theater Dance

6. Patterns of Dominance: Men, Women, and Homosexuality

Gender and the Evaluation of Dance

Dance for Women's Liberation: Indict, Dismantle, Create

Gay and Men's Liberation

Big Bucks and the Challenge

7. The Sense and Symbol of Sexuality and Gender in Dance Images

Awareness of Sexuality

Gender Signs in Everyday Life

Sexual Symbols in Western Theater Dance

8. Spotlighted Performances: More on Telling Sex Stories

Insistent Traditional Masculinity and Femininity

Life Cycle Portrayals

Sexuality and Shock

Beauty and the Body

The Nutcracker: Christmas and Unconscious Cruel Sex

Against Their Wills

Ambiguities and Sexual Options

9. New Moves for Women

Two Temperaments—One Woman

Roles of Stature

Men and Women Sharing

Guiltless Female Protagonists

Identity as Victim

Female Bonding and Lesbianism

Role Reversal and Androgyny

Asexual Female Dance

Multiple Roles?

10. New Moves for Men

Derogation of Women

Unisexuality and Role Reversal

Gay Men?

11. Coda

Spotlight

Global Occurrence

Transformations: The American Scene

New Directions

Appendix: Coding Variables for Gender Patterns in Dance

Notes

References

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226315515
Author:
Hanna, Judith Lynne
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Minority Studies
Subject:
Dance - General
Subject:
Dance
Subject:
Dancing
Subject:
Cross-cultural studies
Subject:
Sex in dance.
Subject:
Dance -- Cross-cultural studies.
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
Dance -- Social aspects.
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
no. 194
Publication Date:
19880531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
44 halftones
Pages:
233
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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