What a body can do

Technique as knowledge, practice as research

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Abstract

In What a Body Can Do, Ben Spatz develops, for the first time, a rigorous theory of embodied technique as knowledge. He argues that viewing technique as both training and research has much to offer current debates over the role of practice in the university, including the debates around "practice as research." Drawing on critical perspectives from the sociology of knowledge, phenomenology, dance studies, enactive cognition, and other areas, Spatz argues that technique is a major area of historical and ongoing research in physical culture, performing arts, and everyday life.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAbingdon & New York
PublisherRoutledge Taylor & Francis Group
Number of pages294
ISBN (Electronic)9781317524700, 9781315722344
ISBN (Print)9781138854093, 1138854107, 9781138854109
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Mar 2015

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Practice as Research
Phenomenology
Performing Arts
Dance
Cognition
Everyday Life
Physical Culture
Sociology of Knowledge

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Spatz, Ben. / What a body can do : Technique as knowledge, practice as research. Abingdon & New York : Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, 2015. 294 p.
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