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The Routledge Dance Studies Reader has been expanded and updated, giving readers access to thirty-seven essential texts that address the social, political, cultural, and economic impact of globalization on embodiment and choreography. These interdisciplinary essays in dance scholarship consider a broad range of dance forms in relationship to historical, ethnographic, and interdisciplinary research methods including cultural studies, reconstruction, media studies, and popular culture. This new third edition expands both its geographic and cultural focus to include recent research on dance from Southeast Asia, The People's Republic of China, Indigenous dance, and new sections on market forces and mediatization. Sections cover: Methods and Approaches Practice and Performance Dance as Embodied Ideology Dance on the Market and in the Media Formations in the Field The Routledge Dance Studies Reader includes everything from concert dance (ballet, modern and postmodern dance, tap, kathak, and classical khmer dance), to salsa, hip-hop, site-specific performance, digital choreography, and lecture-performances. It is a vital resource for anyone interested in understanding dance from a global and contemporary perspective.

Author Biography

Jens Richard Giersdorf is Professor of Dance Studies at Marymount Manhattan College and VP of Publication and Research for the Dance Studies Association. He is the author of The Body of the People: East German Dance since 1945, and co-editor of Choreographies of 21st Century Wars and the special issue of DRJ on Randy Martin. Yutian Wong is an Associate Professor in the School of Theatre and Dance at San Francisco State University. She is the author of Choreographing Asian America (Wesleyan University Press, 2010), editor of Contemporary Directions in Asian American Dance (University of Wisconsin Press, 2016), and has published in Discourses in Dance and Dance Research Journal.
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November 19th, 2018
Edited by Jens Giersdorf Edited by Yutian Wong
3rd New edition
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
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