Dance and the Body Politic in Northern Greece

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Valued for their sensual and social intensity, Greek dance-events are often also problematical for participants, giving rise to struggles over position, prestige, and reputation. Here Jane Cowan explores how the politics of gender is articulated through the body at these culturally central, yet until now ethnographically neglected, celebrations in a class-divided northern Greek town. Portraying the dance-event as both a highly structured and dynamic social arena, she approaches the human body not only as a sign to be ...

Dance and the Body Politic in Northern Greece 1990, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691028545

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Dance and the Body Politic in Northern Greece 1990, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691094496

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