In 1928 Evans Pritchard observed, “In ethnological accounts the dance is usually given a place quite unworthy of its social importance. It is often viewed as an independent activity and is described without reference to its contextual setting in native… Read More ›
Research on social and competitive ballroom dancing, including the same-sex dance world.
Dancing in the Margins: roles, equality, and the meaning of a “safe space” in same-sex ballroom dancing
This post is first of a series on my ethnography of the culture of ballroom dancing, and also constitutes a debriefing exercise after my recent weekend of fieldwork at Boston Open DanceSport, the first annual same-sex ballroom competition ever to… Read More ›