Moving in, out, through, and beyond the tensions between experience and social construction in somatic theory

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Jill I. Green, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: This article is a reflexive analysis of the author’s movement through the positions of different somatic theories. While some somatic theorists and practitioners focus on ideas of self and experiential knowledge, others are moving into a more postmodern realm by looking at bodies and somatic experience as social constructions. The author traces her movement through these theories and towards a non-binary postmodern view of somatics that does not dismiss the role of experience. Two narratives serve as a vehicle whereby the author wrestles with the issues.

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Journal of Dance & Somatic Practices
Language: English
Date: 2015
somatic theory, postpositivism, postmodernism, experiential knowledge, somatic epistemology, science

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