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 relation 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.
Methods and approaches
Practice and performance
Dance as embodied ideology
Dance on the market and in the media
Formations of the field.
The Routledge Dance Studies Reader includes essays on concert dance (ballet, modern and postmodern dance, tap, kathak, and classical khmer dance), popular dance (salsa and 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.
Jens Richard Giersdorf is Professor of Dance Studies at Marymount Manhattan College, USA, and Vice President of Publication and Research for the Dance Studies Association. He is the author of The Body of the People: East German Dance since 1945 (2013) and co-editor of Choreographies of 21st Century Wars (2016) and the special issue of Dance Research Journal on Randy Martin (2017).
Yutian Wong is an Associate Professor in the School of Theatre and Dance at San Francisco State University, USA. She is the author of Choreographing Asian America (2010), editor of Contemporary Directions in Asian American Dance (2016), and has published in Discourses in Dance and the Dance Research Journal.