Between moving bodies: Power, the senses and crafting the gifted body
This thesis examines the creation of gifted bodies, their sensory experiences and operations of institutional power. Drawing on 11 months of ethnographic fieldwork conducted at a professional classical ballet school in Toronto, Canada, I examine how the students relate to the training processes they must undergo in order to become gifted, where powerful exchange relations between student, teacher and school facilitate the creation of body, identity and institution. I begin by suggesting that...[Show more]
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