NC Sports Annotated Topical Bibliography

Kreitler, H., and S. Kreitler. "Dance." In Psychology of the Arts, edited by Hans Kreitler and S.Kreitler.
Attempts to account for the special experiential effects of dance by examining the differences between dance movements and movements in daily life. Suggests that meaning is an aspect of movement and that the expressive movement of the dancer can only be defined in terms of both the meaning and formal features of movements as they unfold on the levels of limbs, of the whole dancing body, and of groups of dancer. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1972.

Quarrick, G. Our Sweetest Hours: Recreation and the Mental State Of Absorption.
Analyzes recreation as a phenomenon by looking at absorption as the heart of adult play experience. Reviews the scientific evidence for the close relationship between absorption and hypnosis, and shows how adults have used this absorbed-hypnotic capability to bring diversion into their lives. Focuses on the structure of play, i.e., how a particular psychological state (absorbed involvement) is realized through the different kinds of content: stories, shows, intoxication, sex, music, dancing, art, and meditation. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company, Inc., 1989.

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