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ERIC Number: EJ1041968
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Oct
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1474-0222
Dancing the Thesis, Writing on the Body
Mills, Dana
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, v13 n4 p395-403 Oct 2014
This article explores the connection between dance and politics through reflection on the process of writing a thesis about those two fields. Similarities and differences in the educational and disciplinary processes of academic practice and dance training are brought out, while focusing on the technique developed by Martha Graham: in particular the concepts of contraction and release are discussed in terms of their significance for training in academic practice in the humanities. Thinking of dance as a critically reflective practice is argued to have significant possibilities for our conception of a different way of doing politics while focusing on human rights as an affirmative concept.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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