The female body on the dance floor : reclaiming power from the dance floor in Mark’s Herodian daughter

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dc.contributor.author Molopyane, Lethabo M.
dc.date.accessioned 2021-09-17T14:09:52Z
dc.date.available 2021-09-17T14:09:52Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.description.abstract Using dance perspective and Homi Bhabha’s postcolonial ambivalence theory, this study re-reads the events that occurred during the banquet at Herod’s house. Unlike previous perspectives that focuses on the gruesome murder of John by Herod, the study focuses on the banquet that resulted in the young girl to dance to the point whereby, having been intoxicated and greatly amused, Herod asks the girl what she can have as a reward. By intersecting the female body that culturally signifies gender inferiority to its ambivalence as a subject of attraction and pleasure, I develop the hypothesis that the body through its dance regained its power by becoming a somewhat equal patron; negotiating its rights and being the source of an alternative and yet subversive power. Instead of the female body being a source merely of the male’s gaze and pleasure, it attained agency and power. en_ZA
dc.description.department New Testament Studies en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2021 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://ojs.reformedjournals.co.za/index.php/stj en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Molopyane, L.M. 2020, 'The female body on the dance floor : reclaiming power from the dance floor in Mark’s Herodian daughter', Stellenbosch Theological Journal, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 89-102. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 2413-9459 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2413-9467 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.17570/stj.2020.v6n1.a06
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/81902
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Theology en_ZA
dc.rights © 2020 Pieter de Waal Neethling Trust, Stellenbosch. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_ZA
dc.subject Dance en_ZA
dc.subject Ambivalence en_ZA
dc.subject Herod en_ZA
dc.subject Power agency en_ZA
dc.subject Patron en_ZA
dc.title The female body on the dance floor : reclaiming power from the dance floor in Mark’s Herodian daughter en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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