Dr. Jonathan S. Marion
Jonathan S. Marion received his Ph.D. from the
University of California, San Diego where he
was trained in sociocultural and psychological
anthropology. Through his research into
competitive ballroom and salsa dancing
throughout the USA, UK, and Europe, he
explores issues of performance, embodiment,
gender, globalization, ritual, and activity-based
constructions of personal and collective
meanings and identities. Stemming from this
work Marion has become highly involved in
visual anthropology, and currently serves on
the Board of Directors for the Society for Visual
Anthropology, and his ethnographic
photography features prominently in his first
book,
Ballroom: Culture and Costume in
Competitive Dance (Berg 2008).
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