The Routledge Dance Studies Reader, Paperback Book

The Routledge Dance Studies Reader Paperback

Edited by Jens Giersdorf, Yutian Wong, Alexandra Carter, Janet O'Shea



The second edition of The Routledge Dance Studies Reader offers fresh critical perspectives on classic and modern dance forms, including ballroom, tango, Hip-hop, site-specific performance, and disability in dance. Alexandra Carter and Janet O'Shea deliver a substantially revised and updated collection of key texts, featuring an enlightening new introduction, which tracks differing approaches to dance studies.

Important articles from the first edition are accompanied by twenty new works by leading critical voices.

The articles are presented in five thematic sections, each with a new editorial introduction and further reading.

Sections cover:Making dancePerforming danceWays of lookingLocating dance in history and societyDebating the disciplineThe Routledge Dance Studies Reader gives readers access to over thirty essential texts on dance and provides expert guidance on their critical context.

It is a vital resource for anyone interested in understanding dance from a global and contemporary perspective.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 406 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: Dance
  • ISBN: 9780415485999



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