Moving and Belonging: Dance, sport and sexuality

@inproceedings{Gard2003MovingAB,
  title={Moving and Belonging: Dance, sport and sexuality},
  author={Michael H. Gard},
  year={2003}
}
  • Michael H. Gard
  • Published 2003
  • Sociology
  • In this paper I explore the notion of gendered 'investments' in particular forms of physical activity; what is at stake when people choose one way of using their body rather than others? First, I present data from a life history interview with, Ralph, an Australian professional male dancer. In this interview, Ralph talks about the way he has experienced dance throughout his life and how his investments in being a particular kind of male (straight identifying, 'cool') have shaped these… CONTINUE READING

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