Why We Dance: A Philosophy of Bodily Becoming

Book

Date:
2015;
ISBN:
9780231171052
Format:
Paperback
Description:
288 p. ; 23 cm.
Summary:
"Why We Dance introduces a philosophy of bodily becoming that posits bodily movement as the source and telos of human life. Within this philosophy, dance appears as an activity that humans evolved to do as the enabling condition of their best bodily becoming. Weaving theoretical reflection with accounts of lived experience, this book positions dance as a catalyst in the development of human consciousness, compassion, ritual proclivity, and ecological adaptability. Aligning with trends in new materialism, affect theory, and feminist philosophy, as well as advances in dance and religious studies, this work reveals the vital role dance can play in reversing the trajectory of ecological self-destruction along which human civilization is racing." -- From book back cover

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Columbia University Press (published by)
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