Dance history / PERFORMANCE Studies / AMERICAN studies Democracy's Body offers a lively , detailed account of the beginnings of the Judson Dance Theater — a popular center of dance experimentation in New York's Greenwich Village - and ...
Author: Sally Banes
Publisher: Duke University Press
Judson Dance Theater involved such collaborators as Merce Cunningham, Yvonne Rainer, Steve Paxton, Carolee Schneemann, Trisha Brown, Robert Rauschenberg, David Tudor, et al.
the emotional encounter with others; the 'skin' of a collective body is formed through the touch of the other: “the collective takes shape through the impressions made by bodily others” (Ahmed, 2004: 27). But this, for Ahmed, ...
Author: Amanda Machin
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Where are all the bodies? Political institutions are populated by living, breathing human beings, who eat, sleep, gesture, desire and suffer. And yet participants of the political realm are often depicted as disembodied minds, detached and distinct from their corporeal existence. Amanda Machin considers six embodied modes of democratic politics: representation, deliberation, disagreement, protest, occupation and counsel. Drawing on diverse thinkers such as Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Michael Polanyi, Simone de Beauvoir, Donna Haraway and Judith Butler, she offers an absorbing illustration of the ways human bodies are not only the disciplined objects of politics, but the generative subjects of democracy.
Sex, Speech, and the Public/Private Problem in The Bostonians,” Texas Studies in Literature and Language 40 (Summer 1998): 158–83; and Lynn Wardley, “Woman's Voice, Democracy's Body, and The Bostonians,” ELH 56 (Autumn 1989): ...
Author: Victoria Olwell
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
In the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century United States, ideas of genius did more than define artistic and intellectual originality. They also provided a means for conceptualizing women's participation in a democracy that marginalized them. Widely distributed across print media but reaching their fullest development in literary fiction, tropes of female genius figured types of subjectivity and forms of collective experience that were capable of overcoming the existing constraints on political life. The connections between genius, gender, and citizenship were important not only to contests over such practical goals as women's suffrage but also to those over national membership, cultural identity, and means of political transformation more generally. In The Genius of Democracy Victoria Olwell uncovers the political uses of genius, challenging our dominant narratives of gendered citizenship. She shows how American fiction catalyzed political models of female genius, especially in the work of Louisa May Alcott, Henry James, Mary Hunter Austin, Jessie Fauset, and Gertrude Stein. From an American Romanticism that saw genius as the ability to mediate individual desire and collective purpose to later scientific paradigms that understood it as a pathological individual deviation that nevertheless produced cultural progress, ideas of genius provided a rich language for contests over women's citizenship. Feminist narratives of female genius projected desires for a modern public life open to new participants and new kinds of collaboration, even as philosophical and scientific ideas of intelligence and creativity could often disclose troubling and more regressive dimensions. Elucidating how ideas of genius facilitated debates about political agency, gendered identity, the nature of consciousness, intellectual property, race, and national culture, Olwell reveals oppositional ways of imagining women's citizenship, ways that were critical of the conceptual limits of American democracy as usual.
bicycle culture 64 Blicher, S.S. 85 blind man's buff 165 Blixen, K. 248 bodily democracy 321 bodily learning 35 bodily movement 89; and meaning 18–20 bodily organisation 293–4 body: conflicting concepts 258; ex-centric theory 197–8 body ...
Author: Henning Eichberg
Sport has gained increasing importance for welfare society. In this process, however, the term of ‘sport’ has become less and less clear. Larger parts of what nowadays is called ‘sport for all’ are non-competitive and derived from traditions of gymnastics, dance, festivity, games, outdoor activities, and physical training rather than from classical modern elite sports. This requires new philosophical approaches, as the philosophy of sport, so far, has been dominated by topics of elite sports. Based on Scandinavian experiences, the book presents studies about festivities of sport, outdoor activities, song and movement, and play and game. The engagement of elderly people challenges sports. Games get political significance in international cooperation, for peace culture and as means against poverty (in Africa). The empirical studies result in philosophical analyses on the recognition of folk practice in education and on relations between identity and recognition. The study of ‘sport for all’ opens up for new ways of phenomenological knowledge, moving bottom-up from sport to the philosophy of "the individual", of event, of nature, and of human energy. Popular sports give inspiration to a philosophy of practice as well as to a phenomenological understanding of ‘the people’, of civil society and the ‘demos’ of democracy – as folk in movement. This book was published as a special issue in Sport, Ethics and Philosophy.
A non-voting member of an election body may speak at meetings of the election bodies, make proposals on the questions within the scope of competence of the election body, ask that these questions be put to the vote, submit complaints ...
Author: Frithjof Ehm
International Democracy Documents is the first comprehensive compilation on democracy at the international level. It covers the most important international documents relating to democracy, while at the same time providing a focused approach.
By arguing that people should not be so easily divided up into strict categories, queer theory maintains that nonnormative bodies, sexualities, and identities must be recognized as lives that matter. Queer theory and the queer movement ...
Author: James Rovira
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Reading as Democracy in Crisis: Interpretation, Theory, History explores the dialectic between historical conditions and the reading strategies that arise from them. It explores the relationship between democracies that are perpetually in crisis and the seemingly unlimited freedom of our reading practices.
their labour in everyday life become more than just a component part of the work of art as they fully participate in the artistic process: the work incorporates the entire body, and the entire body incorporates the work.
Author: Maite Conde
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
This volume explores the series of public protests – manifestações – that took place in a number of Brazilian cities in June and July 2013, when thousands of people took to the streets to demand improvements in urban infrastructures. Critically examines the role these protests played in politics, the political and their relationships to urban space and culture Analyses their connections to the emergence of a ‘New Right’ in Brazil, which saw the election of Bolsonaro Includes first-hand accounts and brings together contributions from both activists and scholars within a number of different fields (geography, history, philosophy, art, political economy) The first interdisciplinary English language anthology to address Brazil’s 2013 protests and the broader political and cultural questions they raise A major contribution to Brazilian and Latin American Studies in Europe and the USA, as well as interdisciplinary studies of social movements, urban culture and politics
Democracy's Body: Judson Dance Theater 1962–1964. Duke University Press, Durham and London, 1993. A detailed account of the activities at Judson, including a chapter on Robert Dunn's workshop, and descriptions and analysis of all ...
Author: Elizabeth McPherson
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Embracing dramatic similarities, glaring disjunctions, and striking innovations, this book explores the history and context of dance on the land we know today as the United States of America. Designed for weekly use in dance history courses, it traces dance in the USA as it broke traditional forms, crossed genres, provoked social and political change, and drove cultural exchange and collision. The authors put a particular focus on those whose voices have been silenced, unacknowledged, and/or uncredited – exploring racial prejudice and injustice, intersectional feminism, protest movements, and economic conditions, as well as demonstrating how socio-political issues and movements affect and are affected by dance. In looking at concert dance, vernacular dance, ritual dance, and the convergence of these forms, the chapters acknowledge the richness of dance in today’s USA and the strong foundations on which it stands. Milestones are a range of accessible textbooks, breaking down the need-to-know moments in the social, cultural, political, and artistic development of foundational subject areas. This book is ideal for undergraduate courses that embrace culturally responsive pedagogy and seek to shift the direction of the lens from western theatrical dance towards the wealth of dance forms in the United States.