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ERIC Number: EJ811821
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 106
ISSN: ISSN-1464-7893
Dance Education in the Occupied Palestinian Territories: Hegemony, Counter-Hegemony and Anti-Hegemony
Rowe, Nicholas
Research in Dance Education, v9 n1 p3-20 Mar 2008
This article presents a historical, ethnographic and practice-based study of dance education in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. The concepts of dance learning, hegemony and counter-hegemony are analysed in the context of cross-cultural interventions in politically marginalized communities, and the theoretical concept of anti-hegemony is introduced and defined. This is followed by a historical overview of dance learning in Palestine/Occupied Palestinian Territories. Specific contemporary local dance learning processes are examined within the performing groups El-Funoun and Sareyyet Ramallah. This leads to recommendations on how improved dance education praxis might enhance local cultural autonomy and support anti-hegemony as a cultural ideal. (Contains 9 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Jordan; Palestine