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Erotic TrianglesSundanese Dance and Masculinity in West Java$
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Henry Spiller

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780226769585

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226769608.001.0001

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Dance Events and Freedom

Dance Events and Freedom

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(p.104) Four Dance Events and Freedom
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Erotic Triangles
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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226769608.003.0004

This chapter explores the landscape of Sundanese men's dance events up to the early twenty-first century and investigates changes and continuities in event protocols. The third essential piece of a dance event is the potential for dancing by male participants who perceive themselves to be free of constraints. The male participants themselves dance the contradiction that regulates their daily lives: maintaining a sense of self, individual responsibility, and individual power in a social world that demands conformity. They must negotiate how to be bangga and malu at the same time.

Keywords:   Sundanese men, dance, dancing, self, responsibility, power, bangga, malu, freedom

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