Обложка книги Social Choreography : Ideology as Performance in Dance and Everyday Movement (Post-Contemporary Interventions)

Social Choreography : Ideology as Performance in Dance and Everyday Movement (Post-Contemporary Interventions)

ISBN: 082233514X;
Издательство: Duke University Press
Страниц: 264

Book DescriptionThrough the concept of ?social choreography? Andrew Hewitt demonstrates how choreography has served not only as metaphor for modernity but also as a structuring blueprint for thinking about and shaping modern social organization. Bringing dance history and critical theory together, he demonstrates how ideology needs to be understood as something embodied and practiced, not just as an abstract form of consciousness. Linking dance and the aesthetics of everyday movement?such as walking, stumbling, and laughter?to historical ideals of social order, he provides a powerful exposition of Marxist debates about the relation of ideology and aesthetics. Hewitt focuses on the period between the mid-nineteenth century and the early twentieth and considers dancers and social theorists in Germany, Britain, France, and the United States. Analyzing the arguments of writers including Friedrich Schiller, Theodor Adorno, Hans Brandenburg, Ernst Bloch, and...