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Becoming Through Dance

Lawson, Helene (2009) Becoming Through Dance. In: American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, 08 December 2005 - 08 December 2005, Marriott Hotel, Loews Philadelphia Hotel, Philadelphia, PA.

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This article examines an area rarely visited by sociologists, the dance studio. It focuses on a group of unlikely dancers, older students, in an attempt to understand why they are there, taking dancing lessons. Through participant observation and in-depth interviews with dance instructors, dance students aged five through sixty-seven and parents of young students, it examines the experience of the dance class, why the teachers teach and why the students take lessons.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Status: Published
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Lawson, Helenelawson@pitt.eduLAWSON
Date: 25 May 2009
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Event Title: American Sociological Association Annual Meeting
Event Dates: 08 December 2005 - 08 December 2005
Event Type: Conference
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: University of Pittsburgh at Bradford
Refereed: No
Uncontrolled Keywords: gender, socialization, dance, identity
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Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2012 21:33
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2017 05:08


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