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Dance, sex and gender : signs of identity, dominance, defiance, and desire

Author: Judith Lynne Hanna
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1988.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Judith Lynne Hanna
ISBN: 0226315517 9780226315515
OCLC Number: 637677597
Description: 311 p
Contents: Machine derived contents note: 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 --
Responsibility: Judith Lynne Hanna.


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