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Stunning Males and Powerful FemalesGender and Tradition in East Javanese Dance$
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Christina Sunardi

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780252038952

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252038952.001.0001

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Negotiating Pressures in Terms of Gender

Negotiating Pressures in Terms of Gender

Male Dancers and Female Style Dance

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(p.63) 3. Negotiating Pressures in Terms of Gender
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Stunning Males and Powerful Females
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Christina Sunardi

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University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252038952.003.0003

This chapter explores some of the ways in which male dancers who performed female style dance (or had performed female style dance prior to the author's fieldwork) have been pushing at dominant conceptual and physical boundaries of gender and sex by expressing, embodying, and representing male femininity in diverse ways on- and offstage. It argues that male dancers, in so doing, have been contributing to the ongoing cultural production of tradition and maintaining cultural space for males to access and make visible the magnetic power of femaleness. The ways male dancers negotiated boundaries of gender are shown through the ways they talk about various cultural pressures, indicating ways they contend with official discourses of gender.

Keywords:   male dancers, female dance, gender boundaries, male femininity, cultural pressures, gender discourse

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