Ageing, Gender, Embodiment and Dance

Finding a Balance

  • Elisabeth¬†Schwaiger

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 168-213

About this book


This book explores the nexus between gender, ageing and culture in dancers practicing a variety of genres. It challenges existing cultural norms which equate ageing with bodily decline and draws on an interdisciplinary theoretical framework to explore alternatives for developing a culturally valued mature subjectivity through the practice of dance.


construction culture dance dancing discourse English literature experience gender interdisciplinary knowledge literature subject

Authors and affiliations

  • Elisabeth¬†Schwaiger
    • 1
  1. 1.Murdoch UniversityPerthAustralia

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