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Title: Geographies of dance : explorations of the middle
Author: Erim, Duygun
ISNI:       0000 0004 2673 4547
Awarding Body: The Open University
Current Institution: Open University
Date of Award: 2009
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This dissertation looks at 'deep dance' experience in high-tempo, repetetive, rhythmic, continuous music, that lasts over a long time. I argue that dance is fundamentally elastic and therefore it can neither be located nor limited or identified through writing. I suggest a study of dance that is ultimately liminoid, middleness is all about the liminoid. This work aims to remain within and enact this liminoid state and through this I argue for a social science methodology that is liminoid. Following John Law I challenge objective realist claims of social scientific methods. By engaging in dancing and using a video camera, I generate middling by enacting the middle and offer this as a dancing of methods. Dancing in the middle and being a part of its affectivity and feelings is a mode of making the research, therefore in a way 1 work with my body and my data is mostly derived from perceptions of dance.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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