Dancing with Difference: An Auto/ethnographic Analysis of Dominant Discourses in Integrated Dance

Dancing with Difference: An Auto/ethnographic Analysis of Dominant Discourses in Integrated Dance

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dc.contributor.author Irving, Hannah
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-01T14:02:33Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-01T14:02:33Z
dc.date.created 2011 en_US
dc.date.issued 2011-02-01
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10393/19725
dc.description.abstract Through six months of ethnographic and autoethnographic fieldwork, which included participant observation and ten individual semi-structured interviews, I sought to determine how dominant discourses in dance, especially those pertaining to professionalism, ability, validity, and legitimacy, are circulated in and through training, and how we as dancers responded to these discourses. Following the stand alone thesis format, this thesis is comprised of two publishable papers. The first is an ethnography of one integrated dance company’s members’ experience with negotiating space for alternative forms of dance in contemporary dance. The second is an autoethnographic piece of writing where I show the challenges of resisting dominant discourses of validity and legitimacy in both qualitative research as well as contemporary dance. Together, these papers form a thesis that strengthens our scholarly understanding of the discourses and associated tensions at work in participating in and writing about integrated dance. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Integrated Dance en_US
dc.subject Foucauldian Theory en_US
dc.subject Discourse Analysis en_US
dc.subject Autoethnography en_US
dc.subject Ethnography en_US
dc.title Dancing with Difference: An Auto/ethnographic Analysis of Dominant Discourses in Integrated Dance en_US
dc.type thesis en_US
dc.faculty.department École des sciences de l'activité physique / School of Human Kinetics en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Giles, Audrey
dc.embargo.terms immediate en_US
dc.degree.name ma en_US
dc.degree.level masters en_US
dc.degree.discipline health en_US

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