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Male Dance Educators Living With/Through Cancer: Duoethnographies on Disease and Dis-ease

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E-pub ahead of print
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>19/10/2022
<mark>Journal</mark>Research In Dance Education
Number of pages19
Publication StatusE-pub ahead of print
Early online date19/10/22
<mark>Original language</mark>English


Using an autoethnographic approach, this article focuses on the experiences of two male dance educators/researchers living with/through terminal cancer. Autoethnographers analyze their ‘unique life experiences in the context of the social and cultural institutions that have shaped the world the researcher inhabits.’ Drawn from a larger research project, Dance Educators Living With/Through Cancer (DELC), this collaborative duoethnography comprises the co-authors’ self-narrative accounts of life with cancer, which were analyzed thematically. The themes presented center on the public and private aspects of living with/through cancer and reflect the authors’ cancer experiences along with their social, emotional and physical dis-ease arising from living cancer lives. Explication of resultant impacts on both personal and professional identities seeks to support others with terminal disease in order to lead reflective and meaningful lives while dying.