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Author Gard, Michael, 1965-

Title Men who dance : aesthetics, athletics & the art of masculinity / Michael Gard
Published New York : Peter Lang, [2006]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
Description ix, 236 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Series Complicated conversation ; v. 9
Complicated conversation ; v. 9
Contents A story -- Pleasure, power and identity -- Producing the male dancer -- In the footsteps of the Swan -- Being a 'me' dancer -- A ballet boy -- A 'contemporary' dancer? -- The aesthetic and the self -- Pleasure, subjectivity and the 'everyday'
Summary "Why do men do ballet? What kinds of men become theatrical dancers? Michael Gard shows how the worlds of Western theatrical dance, gender relations and sexuality intermingle, and over time, produce different answers to these questions. Surveying both academic and popular writers, as well as drawing on life history interviews with twenty male dancers, Gard argues that the answers to these questions are inextricably linked to another question whose answer is never the same at any moment in history of any place in culture: What is a man?"--Back Cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [219]-227) and index
Subject Gender identity in dance.
Male dancers -- Psychology.
LC no. 2004015774
ISBN 0820472662 paperback alkaline paper
Other Titles Men who dance : aesthetics, athletics and the art of masculinity