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Title: Latin Oxford : dominance, power, and gender roles in dancing salsa
Author: Prentiss , Barbara Gail
Awarding Body: Queen's University Belfast
Current Institution: Queen's University Belfast
Date of Award: 2013
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Abstract:
As a form of popular entertainer, salsa dancing is an active social and commercial recreation in many places around the world. It has become, in Anglo•European parts of the world, a highly structured partner dance, involving several months of training to become skilled. It is a gendered partner dance, ie, the standard model is men performing the leading role, and women following. Central to this investigation is a social experiment into reversing the roles, involving a group of dancers who take a course in which women lead the dance and men are the followers. By examining the reactions of this group within a context of global experience, my research challenges the norms for learning salsa, and uncovers contemporary opinions about motivation, gender performance, identity, authority, and obedience. Using feminist theories of dominance, theories of practice, theories of constructed identity, theories of learning, theories of agency, and theories of emotion I explore the interwoven social forces at work in this popular form of recreation.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.602928  DOI: Not available
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