Her life in movement
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This chapter explores thoughts about the design of research and theoretical frameworks that place the bodily experience movement as central. It also explores how drawing on the physical languages of movement cultures can bridge the gap between the sensation of a transactional body and the communication of the personal narratives of our lives. The chapter presents three major propositions. The first is the rejection of dualist constructs of object and subject to replace them with the idea of transaction. The second proposition is the suggestion that communication is a partnership between listener and listened. The last proposition is the consideration of inquiry into our 'lives' as being in the movement of betweenness our lives are in movement. The chapter then incorporates a dance-based research project 'Living jobs' as a case study to provide examples of the issues raised and addressed when attempting to encounter research from this particular embodied perspective.