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ERIC Number: EJ824178
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Dec
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1464-7893
Re-Educating Dance Education to Its Homosexuality: An Invitation for Critical Analysis and Professional Unification
Risner, Doug
Research in Dance Education, v3 n2 p181-187 Dec 2002
This article explores the ways in which gay male presence and contribution to dance education in the US is minimised in order to legitimate male participation and to gain wider social acceptance of dance. Current muted discourses regarding homosexuality in dance pedagogy are not only shortsighted, but also unwittingly reproduce narrow stereotypes of male dancers and deleterious homosexual mythologies for gay male youth in dance. The author suggests that critical analysis and professional unification focused around critical social issues in dance education are central to a more inclusive and liberating dance pedagogy. (Contains 5 notes.)
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Language: English
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