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Spins and Dips Through Body Language

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dc.contributor.advisor Nauright, John Shaver, Mandy
dc.creator Shaver, Mandy 2012-11-29 2013-02-18T20:27:37Z NO_RESTRICTION en_US 2013-02-18T20:27:37Z 2013-02-18
dc.description.abstract This thesis explores body language in the context of culture. A year-long participant observation of one recreational pole dancing small business involved 42 women participants in the pole dancing classes in two of the studio locations. The participants’ ages range from 20s to 50s, gender-identified as female, lived in the District of Columbia-Maryland-Virginia (DMV) metropolitan area during the time of the study. Recreational pole dancers are aware or unaware of their body performance constructing from structure and agency of social norms. Recreational pole dancers’ body language communicates through cultural body norms within a tempero-spacial system.
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject pole art en_US
dc.subject ethnography en_US
dc.subject pole dancing en_US
dc.subject leisure en_US
dc.subject body language en_US
dc.subject embodiment en_US
dc.title Spins and Dips Through Body Language en_US
dc.type Thesis en Master of Science in Sport and Recreation Studies en_US Master's en Sport and Recreation Studies en George Mason University en

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