Title

Feminine versus Masculine: The Dichotomies of Movement in Spanish Flamenco

Author First name, Last name, Institution

Marta Wieczorek

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

International journal of humanities and social sciences

Publication Date

4-18-2016

Abstract

The article is devoted to analyzing gender-related division of movement in flamenco dance. The primary dichotomy: feminine/masculine is a starting point for isolating other crucial binary oppositions: chaos/order, submissiveness/domination, etc. The aim of this article is to illustrate how a gender-specific use of dance techniques reveals Andalusian habitus. Through an anthropological reading of flamenco dance, the condition of masculinity and femininity in Southern Spain can be displayed.

Volume

2

First Page

527

Last Page

535

Disciplines

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Indexed in Scopus

no

Open Access

no

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