Studying Dance Cultures around the World: An Introduction to Multicultural Dance Education

Author(s): Pegge Vissicaro

Edition: 2

Copyright: 2004

Pages: 184

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STUDYING DANCE CULTURES AROUND THE WORLD offers the first and most comprehensive framework for studying dance cultures in diverse geographic areas and historical time periods. It is designed exclusively for college courses pertaining to multicultural dance education, and includes discussion questions, ideas for creative projects, as well as an extensive list of additional readings.

The focus is largely interdisciplinary, weaving together aspects of the social and natural sciences within the theme of dynamism. It is an easy-to-read text with clear, concise explanations of fundamental theories and methods for dance cultural study. An important component of the text is discussion about the comparative process, central for investigating dance or any other human cultural phenomena. The author also examines complex and controversial concepts, such as, culture, race, and ethnicity within a 21st Century context to promote holistic, critical analyses of dance. Vivid descriptions of specific dance cultures, unique photograhs, and maps compliment the text.

Wide variety of descriptions representing dance cultures originating from all continents and different types of environments.

Discussion questions located at the end of each chapter.

Discussion questions, which extend major concepts introduced, are student-centered.

Suggestions for different types of creative projects are provided at the end of each chapter.

 

Acknowledgments

Preface

Foreword

Part 1 Dance as Orientation

Chapter 1 Multicultural Dance Education

Introduction

Living in a Multicultural World

Multicultural Education

Dance and Multiculturalism

Summary

Notes

Discussion Questions/Statements

Creative Projects

Chapter 2 Humanities and Dance

Introduction

Minimal Definitions

Humanities

Anthropology

Dance

Summary

Notes

Discussion Questions/Statements

Creative Projects

Chapter 3 The Comparative Framework

Introduction

Comparative or Cross-Cultural Study

Emic Perspectives

Personal Emic

Etic Perspectives

One Example of Comparative Dance Study

Summary

Notes

Discussion Questions/Statements

Creative Projects

Part 2 Dance as Interaction

Chapter 4 The Dynamic World

Introduction

Physics and Dance 7

Dance and Creation Myths

Summary

Notes

Discussion Questions/Statements

Creative Projects

Chapter 5 Human Interaction

Introduction

Social Life

Social Organization

Cognition

Social Context

Summary

Notes

Discussion Questions/Statements

Creative Projects

Chapter 6 The Dynamic Individual

Introduction

World View

Cultural Knowledge Systems

Dance Culture

The Language of Culture

Summary

Notes

Discussion Questions/Statements

Creative Projects

Part 3 Dance as Representation

Chapter 7 Identity

Introduction

Race

Nationality

Ethnicity

Summary

Notes

Discussion Questions/Statements

Creative Projects

Chapter 8 Labels and Categorization

Introduction

Issues of Power

Ethnocentrism

Primitive, Folk, and Ethnic Dance

Traditional and Classical Dance

Social and Popular Dance

Summary

Notes

Discussion Questions/Statements

Creative Projects

Chapter 9 Movement, Perception, and Values

Introduction

The Movement Experience

Kinesthetic and Aesthetic

Art and Non-Art

Authenticity

Summary

Notes

Discussion Questions/Statement

Pegge Vissicaro

 

STUDYING DANCE CULTURES AROUND THE WORLD offers the first and most comprehensive framework for studying dance cultures in diverse geographic areas and historical time periods. It is designed exclusively for college courses pertaining to multicultural dance education, and includes discussion questions, ideas for creative projects, as well as an extensive list of additional readings.

The focus is largely interdisciplinary, weaving together aspects of the social and natural sciences within the theme of dynamism. It is an easy-to-read text with clear, concise explanations of fundamental theories and methods for dance cultural study. An important component of the text is discussion about the comparative process, central for investigating dance or any other human cultural phenomena. The author also examines complex and controversial concepts, such as, culture, race, and ethnicity within a 21st Century context to promote holistic, critical analyses of dance. Vivid descriptions of specific dance cultures, unique photograhs, and maps compliment the text.

Wide variety of descriptions representing dance cultures originating from all continents and different types of environments.

Discussion questions located at the end of each chapter.

Discussion questions, which extend major concepts introduced, are student-centered.

Suggestions for different types of creative projects are provided at the end of each chapter.

 

Acknowledgments

Preface

Foreword

Part 1 Dance as Orientation

Chapter 1 Multicultural Dance Education

Introduction

Living in a Multicultural World

Multicultural Education

Dance and Multiculturalism

Summary

Notes

Discussion Questions/Statements

Creative Projects

Chapter 2 Humanities and Dance

Introduction

Minimal Definitions

Humanities

Anthropology

Dance

Summary

Notes

Discussion Questions/Statements

Creative Projects

Chapter 3 The Comparative Framework

Introduction

Comparative or Cross-Cultural Study

Emic Perspectives

Personal Emic

Etic Perspectives

One Example of Comparative Dance Study

Summary

Notes

Discussion Questions/Statements

Creative Projects

Part 2 Dance as Interaction

Chapter 4 The Dynamic World

Introduction

Physics and Dance 7

Dance and Creation Myths

Summary

Notes

Discussion Questions/Statements

Creative Projects

Chapter 5 Human Interaction

Introduction

Social Life

Social Organization

Cognition

Social Context

Summary

Notes

Discussion Questions/Statements

Creative Projects

Chapter 6 The Dynamic Individual

Introduction

World View

Cultural Knowledge Systems

Dance Culture

The Language of Culture

Summary

Notes

Discussion Questions/Statements

Creative Projects

Part 3 Dance as Representation

Chapter 7 Identity

Introduction

Race

Nationality

Ethnicity

Summary

Notes

Discussion Questions/Statements

Creative Projects

Chapter 8 Labels and Categorization

Introduction

Issues of Power

Ethnocentrism

Primitive, Folk, and Ethnic Dance

Traditional and Classical Dance

Social and Popular Dance

Summary

Notes

Discussion Questions/Statements

Creative Projects

Chapter 9 Movement, Perception, and Values

Introduction

The Movement Experience

Kinesthetic and Aesthetic

Art and Non-Art

Authenticity

Summary

Notes

Discussion Questions/Statement

Pegge Vissicaro