Introduction

Henry, Rosita, Magowan, Fiona, and Murray, David (2000) Introduction. Australian Journal of Anthropology, 11 (2). pp. 253-260.

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Abstract

This introduction contextualises the papers in the Special Issue by briefly reviewing anthropological interest in dance to date, and by providing a challenge to received wisdom regarding the significance of expressive cultural forms. We theorise dance practices as domains of lived experience. and position movement as a performative moment of social interchange that is not merely reflective of prior political, personal, social and cosmological relations, but also constitutive of them. We argue that a renegotiation of the relationship between dance and anthropology is required so that dance is given full recognition as an active, fraught and dynamic force in human social life.

Item ID: 13028
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: anthropology; dance; performance
ISSN: 1757-6547
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2012 03:21
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1601 Anthropology > 160104 Social and Cultural Anthropology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society @ 100%
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