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ERIC Number: EJ815964
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 57
ISSN: ISSN-1464-7893
Somatic Dance as a Means of Cultivating Ethically Embodied Subjects
Rouhiainen, Leena
Research in Dance Education, v9 n3 p241-256 Nov 2008
This article introduces a phenomenological understanding of embodiment and discusses it in relation to a somatic approach to teaching dance. The nature of bodily knowledge is scrutinized especially through Maurice Merleau-Ponty's conceptions of perception, subjectivity, and intersubjectivity. The article offers insight into the relationship between bodily awareness and the self as well as embodied ethical relationships with others. It is argued that the inclusion of somatic activities in curriculum in different fields can enhance students' self-understanding and their capacity to form ethical relationships with others. (Contains 18 notes.)
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Language: English
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