Hooking up: A Historical Timeline of Courting & Mating Practices through Sociology and Dance
December 6, 2011, 12-2 pm
|Erica Chito Childs
Associate Professor, Sociology Department
Arnhold Distinguished Lecturer of Dance Education
Please join us for our final Teaching Tuesdays event of the semester. Kathleen Isaac (Dance) and Erica Chito Childs (Sociology) will share how “hooking up” across disciplines can promote a vibrant exchange of ideas and enrich the experiences we offer to our students. Drawing from their separate courses Sociology of the Family and Dance, Dancers and the Audience , they will use music, dance, video and children’s literature to consider the following:
A follow-up discussion will consider the following:
- How can Dance illustrate historical changes in social behaviors, such as courting and mating practices, over time?
- How can Sociology deepen understanding of what is implied in different dances, such as social norms and gender roles underlying the gestures, posturing, positions, and physical proximity of dancers?
- How can other disciplines also hook up and join this interdisciplinary conversation?