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Spins and Dips Through Body Language

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dc.contributor.advisor Nauright, John
dc.contributor.author Shaver, Mandy
dc.creator Shaver, Mandy
dc.date 2012-11-29
dc.date.accessioned 2013-02-18T20:27:37Z
dc.date.available NO_RESTRICTION en_US
dc.date.available 2013-02-18T20:27:37Z
dc.date.issued 2013-02-18
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1920/8032
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
thesis.degree.name Master of Science in Sport and Recreation Studies en_US
thesis.degree.level Master's en
thesis.degree.discipline Sport and Recreation Studies en
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en


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