Dance, Space and Subjectivity

  • Valerie A. Briginshaw

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction

    1. Valerie A. Briginshaw
      Pages 1-23
  3. Constructions of Space and Subjectivity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Valerie A. Briginshaw
      Pages 43-58
  4. Dancing in the ‘In-Between Spaces’

  5. Inside/Outside Bodies and Spaces

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 207-234

About this book


This book contains readings of American, British and European postmodern dances informed by feminist, postcolonialist, queer and poststructuralist theories. It explores the roles dance and space play in constructing subjectivity. By focusing on site-specific dance, the mutual construction of bodies and spaces, body-space interfaces and 'in-between spaces', the dances and dance films are read 'against the grain' to reveal their potential for troubling conventional notions of subjectivity associated with a white, Western, heterosexual able-bodied, male norm.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Valerie A. Briginshaw
    • 1
  1. 1.University of ChichesterUK

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