Flashcards in Death to the Prancing Prince Deck (13)
Explain the shifting understandings of men's bodies over the past 150 or so years.
What is the connection between masculinity, male bodies, effeminacy, homosexuality, and dance?
What effect does the discourse on dance have for men today?
When male bodies do things they are "not supposed" to do, people can get _____. Generally, the more _____ or ____ ____ the more dangerous.
- same sex
Male bodies began to be imaged differently, starting in the _____s. Expansion into new markets by ____ leads to changes. ____ and ____ products begin to be marketed. The male form was designed to be...
- looked at (by both straight and gay audiences)
The idea that human ____ ____ shape _____ ____ is a more modern one. This implies that one's ____ is indicative of one's _____. Effeminate = ____.
- sexual identities
- individual capacities
Prior to this anyone could engage in ____ activities: it was more like _____ than _______. Men could also display _____ to each other.
___ ___ was influential in making dance more athletic and thus tried to re-masculinize it.
Men make ____ movements with their ____ bodies.
Shawn described men's movements as...
Shawn's movement was driven by...
a fear of being seen as weak or feminine (which discursively are constructed as similar)
Dance risks making men _____. This shows the postmodern argument that human nature is not ____.