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Liminal consumption of 'The Cosmic Ballet': an authoethnography

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dc.contributor.author Kapoor, Vikram
dc.contributor.author Patterson, Maurice
dc.contributor.author O'Malley, Lisa
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-01T12:02:11Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/7182
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract This study explores the consumption of dance during the identity transition of a homosexual man as a means of appreciating the role of dance in identity management. The account explicates how consumption of a transcendental and paradoxical form of dance called Tandava, or “the cosmic ballet,” empowers an individual to deal with his homosexual identity issues at key liminal junctures. Specifically, the study explores how the homosexual body mobilizes the movements and symbolism in the dance to negotiate identity issues. The study employs the first author’s lived experiences as the research material and depicts his Tandava against the backdrop of his “moments of marginalization.” In particular, autoethnographic writing is fused with the first author’s dance performance to serve as a method of inquiry into his homosexual identity formation. The study shows how dance facilitated the first author’s identity transition from a state of confusion to acceptance. In so doing the study contributes both to the literature on homosexual identity formation and on dance in consumer research en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis Ltd en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Consumption Markets and Culture;
dc.rights This is an Author's Manuscript of an article whose final and definitive form, the Version of Record, has been published in Consumption Markets and Culture 2018 copyright Taylor & Francis, available online at:https://doi.org/10.1080/10253866.2018.1494593 en_US
dc.subject consumption en_US
dc.subject dance en_US
dc.subject liminality en_US
dc.subject embodiment en_US
dc.subject mystical experience en_US
dc.subject homosexuality en_US
dc.title Liminal consumption of 'The Cosmic Ballet': an authoethnography en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2018-10-01T11:42:04Z
dc.description.version ACCEPTED
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/10253866.2018.1494593
dc.date.embargoEndDate 2020-01-12
dc.embargo.terms 2020-01-12 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2855860
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Consumption Markets & Culture 23 (1)
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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