Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/110874
Title:
Communicating Romantic Intentions through Social Dancing
Author:
Duvall, Tracy
Citation:
Arizona Anthropologist 12:105-121. ©1996 Association of Student Anthropologists Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721
Publisher:
University of Arizona, Department of Anthropology
Journal:
Arizona Anthropologist
Issue Date:
1996
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/110874
Abstract:
This is an analysis of how young Latino men and their female dance partners communicate their romantic intentions while dancing, or perhaps through dancing. I find that apparent ethnic and class distinctions and levels of romantic interest affect the way these people dance, especially in three key indices of romantic intentions: eye contact, hand placement, and hip position. Because these intentions are culturally unspeakable in this context, talk is important mostly for its non-referential effects.
Type:
Article
Language:
en_US
Keywords:
Nonverbal communication; sexuality; social dancing; applied anthropology; ambiguity
ISSN:
1062-1601

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDuvall, Tracyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-08T23:33:36Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-08T23:33:36Z-
dc.date.issued1996-
dc.identifier.citationArizona Anthropologist 12:105-121. ©1996 Association of Student Anthropologists Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721en_US
dc.identifier.issn1062-1601-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/110874-
dc.description.abstractThis is an analysis of how young Latino men and their female dance partners communicate their romantic intentions while dancing, or perhaps through dancing. I find that apparent ethnic and class distinctions and levels of romantic interest affect the way these people dance, especially in three key indices of romantic intentions: eye contact, hand placement, and hip position. Because these intentions are culturally unspeakable in this context, talk is important mostly for its non-referential effects.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Arizona, Department of Anthropologyen_US
dc.subjectNonverbal communicationen_US
dc.subjectsexualityen_US
dc.subjectsocial dancingen_US
dc.subjectapplied anthropologyen_US
dc.subjectambiguityen_US
dc.titleCommunicating Romantic Intentions through Social Dancingen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.journalArizona Anthropologisten_US
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