'Suddenly a sense of being a community': Aboriginal square dancing and the experience of collectivity

Dueck, Byron (2006). 'Suddenly a sense of being a community': Aboriginal square dancing and the experience of collectivity. Musiké, 1(1) pp. 41–58.

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Abstract

This article examines indigenous (i.e., Cree, Ojibwe, and Métis) square dancing traditions in the western Canadian province of Manitoba, drawing upon participant observation, dance analysis, and interviews with dancers and a choreographer. Using concepts from Peirceian linguistics, it locates relationships of indexicality and iconicity between bodily experiences of dancing and affective experiences of community.

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