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The Resource The Sexual Politics of Ballroom Dancing, by Vicki Harman, (electronic resource)

The Sexual Politics of Ballroom Dancing, by Vicki Harman, (electronic resource)

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The Sexual Politics of Ballroom Dancing
Title
The Sexual Politics of Ballroom Dancing
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by Vicki Harman
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eng
Summary
This book presents an engaging sociological investigation into how gender is negotiated and performed in ballroom and Latin dancing that draws on extensive ethnographic research, as well as the author’s own experience as a dancer. It explores the key factors underpinning the popularity of this leisure activity and highlights what this reveals more broadly about the nature of gender roles at the current time. The author begins with an overview of its rich social history and shifting class status, establishing the context within which contemporary masculinities and femininities in this community are explored. Real and imagined gendered traditions are examined across a range of dancer experiences that follows the trajectory of a typical learner: from finding a partner, attending lessons and forming networks, through to taking part in competitions. The analysis of these narratives creates a nuanced picture of a dance culture that is empowering, yet also highly consumerist and image-conscious; a highly ritualised set of practices that both reinstate and transgress gender roles. This innovative contribution to the feminist leisure literature will appeal to students and scholars of anthropology, dance, sport, gender, cultural and media studies. Vicki Harman is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at University of Surrey, UK. She received the ISA Young Leisure Scholar Award for research that forms part of this book (2016).--
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non fiction
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  • Genders and Sexualities in the Social Sciences
  • Springer eBooks
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  • Sociology
  • Sports-Sociological aspects
  • Dance
  • Ethnography
  • Feminist theory
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The Sexual Politics of Ballroom Dancing, by Vicki Harman, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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Contents
Chapter 1: Who Cares About Ballroom Dancing? -- Chapter 2: A Social History of Ballroom and Latin Dancing -- Chapter 3: Starting to Dance -- Chapter 4: Building a Serious Leisure Career in Ballroom and Latin American dancing -- Chapter 5: Social Networks and Team Spirit -- Chapter 6: Performing Serious Leisure: Competitions -- Chapter 7: Gender, Ideals and Body Image- Chapter 8: Conclusion
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978-1-137-02939-3
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unknown
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1 online resource (XI, 170 pages)
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multiple file formats
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  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9781137029393
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computer
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  • c
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absent
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access
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remote
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(OCoLC)1056624628
Label
The Sexual Politics of Ballroom Dancing, by Vicki Harman, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-02939-3
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1: Who Cares About Ballroom Dancing? -- Chapter 2: A Social History of Ballroom and Latin Dancing -- Chapter 3: Starting to Dance -- Chapter 4: Building a Serious Leisure Career in Ballroom and Latin American dancing -- Chapter 5: Social Networks and Team Spirit -- Chapter 6: Performing Serious Leisure: Competitions -- Chapter 7: Gender, Ideals and Body Image- Chapter 8: Conclusion
Control code
978-1-137-02939-3
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XI, 170 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781137029393
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1056624628

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