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Ballroom, Boogie, Shimmy Sham, Shake

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Publisher : University of Illinois Press
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ISBN 13 : 025207565X
Pages : 377 pages
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Download Ballroom, Boogie, Shimmy Sham, Shake PDF Format Full Free by Julie Malnig and published by University of Illinois Press. This book was released on 2009 with total page 377 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Examining social and popular dance forms from a variety of critical and cultural perspectives


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The Oxford Handbook of Dance and the Popular Screen

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Publisher : Oxford Handbooks
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ISBN 13 : 0199897824
Pages : 476 pages
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Download The Oxford Handbook of Dance and the Popular Screen PDF Format Full Free by Melissa Blanco Borelli and published by Oxford Handbooks. This book was released on 2014 with total page 476 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Oxford Handbook of Dance and the Popular Screen offers new ways of understanding dance on the popular screen in new scholarly arguments drawn from dance studies, performance studies, and film and media studies. Through these arguments, it demonstrates how this dance in popular film, television, and online videos can be read and considered through the different bodies and choreographies being shown.


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Dancing on the Canon

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 13 : 0230305652
Pages : 235 pages
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Download Dancing on the Canon PDF Format Full Free by S. Dodds and published by Springer. This book was released on 2011-06-24 with total page 235 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Employing a cultural theory approach, this book explores the relationship between popular dance and value. It traces the shifting value systems that underpin popular dance scholarship and considers how different dancing communities articulate complex expressions of judgment, significance and worth through their embodied practice.


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The Sexual Politics of Ballroom Dancing

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 13 : 1137029390
Pages : 170 pages
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Download The Sexual Politics of Ballroom Dancing PDF Format Full Free by Vicki Harman and published by Springer. This book was released on 2018-10-10 with total page 170 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book presents an engaging sociological investigation into how gender is negotiated and performed in ballroom and Latin dancing that draws on extensive ethnographic research, as well as the author’s own experience as a dancer. It explores the key factors underpinning the popularity of this leisure activity and highlights what this reveals more broadly about the nature of gender roles at the current time. The author begins with an overview of its rich social history and shifting class status, establishing the context within which contemporary masculinities and femininities in this community are explored. Real and imagined gendered traditions are examined across a range of dancer experiences that follows the trajectory of a typical learner: from finding a partner, attending lessons and forming networks, through to taking part in competitions. The analysis of these narratives creates a nuanced picture of a dance culture that is empowering, yet also highly consumerist and image-conscious; a highly ritualised set of practices that both reinstate and transgress gender roles. This innovative contribution to the feminist leisure literature will appeal to students and scholars of anthropology, dance, sport, gender, cultural and media studies.


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Musicking in Twentieth-Century Europe

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Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
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ISBN 13 : 3110651963
Pages : 473 pages
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Download Musicking in Twentieth-Century Europe PDF Format Full Free by Klaus Nathaus and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2020-12-16 with total page 473 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Music has gained the increasing attention of historians. Research has branched out to explore music-related topics, including creative labor, economic histories of music production, the social and political uses of music, and musical globalization. This handbook both covers the history of music in Europe and probes its role for the making of Europe during a "long" twentieth century. It offers concise guidance to key historical trends as well as the most important research on central topics within the field.


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Sorry I Don't Dance

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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0199845298
Pages : 230 pages
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Download Sorry I Don't Dance PDF Format Full Free by Maxine Leeds Craig and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2013-12 with total page 230 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: If you want to learn about masculinity, ask a man if he likes to dance. One man in this study answered, "Music is something that goes on inside my head, and is sort of divorced from, to a large extent, the rest of my body." How did this man's head become divorced from his body? To answer this question, Maxine Craig sought out men who love music but hate to dance. Combining interviews, participant observation and archival research, Sorry I Don't Dance uncovers the recent origins of cultural assumptions regarding sex, race, and the capacity to dance. From the beginning of the twentieth century through the Swing Era young men of all races danced. But in the 1960s suburbanization, homophobia, and fragmentation of music cultures drove white men from the dance floor, and feminized, sexualized and racialized dance. Sorry I Don't Dance reveals how changing beliefs concerning gender, race, class, and sexuality over the past half-century have redefined what it means to be a man in America.


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Rock 'n' Roll Dances of the 1950s

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Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN 13 : 0313365563
Pages : 141 pages
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Download Rock 'n' Roll Dances of the 1950s PDF Format Full Free by Lisa Jo Sagolla and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2011-09-30 with total page 141 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: • Period, archival photos • A bibliography of books, articles, videos, films, and recordings documenting the history of 1950s rock 'n' roll music and dancing • A detailed index allowing the book to be easily used as a reference source for research on social dance, rock 'n' roll, and American popular culture


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Cultural Memory and Popular Dance

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Publisher : Springer Nature
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ISBN 13 : 3030710831
Pages : 306 pages
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Download Cultural Memory and Popular Dance PDF Format Full Free by Clare Parfitt and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2021-12-02 with total page 306 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book focuses on the myriad ways that people collectively remember or forget shared pasts through popular dance. In dance classes, nightclubs, family celebrations, tourist performances, on television, film, music video and the internet, cultural memories are shared and transformed by dancing bodies adapting yesterday’s steps to today’s concerns. The book gathers emerging and seasoned scholarly voices from a wide range of geographical and disciplinary perspectives to discuss cultural remembering and forgetting in diverse popular dance contexts. The contributors ask: how are Afro-diasporic memories invoked in popular dance classes? How are popular dance genealogies manipulated and reclaimed? What is at stake for the nation in the nationalizing of folk and popular dances? And how does mediated dancing transmit memory as feelings or affects? The book reveals popular dance to be vital to cultural processes of remembering and forgetting, allowing participants to pivot between alternative pasts, presents and futures.


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The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Theater

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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0190273275
Pages : 1056 pages
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Download The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Theater PDF Format Full Free by Nadine George-Graves and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2015-07-13 with total page 1056 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Theater collects a critical mass of border-crossing scholarship on the intersections of dance and theatre. Taking corporeality as an idea that unites the work of dance and theater scholars and artists, and embodiment as a negotiation of power dynamics with important stakes, these essays focus on the politics and poetics of the moving body in performance both on and off stage. Contemporary stage performances have sparked global interest in new experiments between dance and theater, and this volume situates this interest in its historical context by extensively investigating other such moments: from pagan mimes of late antiquity to early modern archives to Bolshevik Russia to post-Sandinista Nicaragua to Chinese opera on the international stage, to contemporary flash mobs and television dance contests. Ideologically, the essays investigate critical race theory, affect theory, cognitive science, historiography, dance dramaturgy, spatiality, gender, somatics, ritual, and biopolitics among other modes of inquiry. In terms of aesthetics, they examine many genres such as musical theater, contemporary dance, improvisation, experimental theater, television, African total theater, modern dance, new Indian dance theater aesthetics, philanthroproductions, Butoh, carnival, equestrian performance, tanztheater, Korean Talchum, Nazi Movement Choirs, Lindy Hop, Bomba, Caroline Masques, political demonstrations, and Hip Hop. The volume includes innovative essays from both young and seasoned scholars and scholar/practitioners who are working at the cutting edges of their fields. The handbook brings together essays that offer new insight into well-studied areas, challenge current knowledge, attend to neglected practices or moments in time, and that identify emergent themes. The overall result is a better understanding of the roles of dance and theater in the performative production of meaning.


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Dancing in the English style

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Publisher : Manchester University Press
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ISBN 13 : 1526105950
Pages : 304 pages
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Download Dancing in the English style PDF Format Full Free by Allison Abra and published by Manchester University Press. This book was released on 2017-04-30 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Dancing in the English style explores the development, experience, and cultural representation of popular dance in Britain from the end of the First World War to the early 1950s. It describes the rise of modern ballroom dancing as Britain's predominant popular style, as well as the opening of hundreds of affordable dancing schools and purpose-built dance halls. It focuses in particular on the relationship between the dance profession and dance hall industry and the consumers who formed the dancing public. Together these groups negotiated the creation of a 'national' dancing style, which constructed, circulated, and commodified ideas about national identity. At the same time, the book emphasizes the global, exploring the impact of international cultural products on national identity construction, the complexities of Americanisation, and Britain's place in a transnational system of production and consumption that forged the dances of the Jazz Age.


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Bodies of Sound

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1317173538
Pages : 256 pages
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Download Bodies of Sound PDF Format Full Free by Susan C. Cook and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-04-08 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the ragtime one-step of the early twentieth century to the contemporary practices of youth club cultures, popular dance and music are inextricably linked. This collection reveals the intimate connections between the corporeal and the sonic in the creation, transmission and reception of popular dance and music, which is imagined here as ’bodies of sound’. The volume provokes a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary conversation that includes scholarship from Asia, Europe and the United States, which explores topics from the nineteenth century through to the present day and engages with practices at local, national and transnational levels. In Part I: Constructing the Popular, the authors explore how categories of popular music and dance are constructed and de-stabilized, and their proclivity to appropriate and re-imagine cultural forms and meanings. In Part II: Authenticity, Revival and Reinvention, the authors examine how popular forms produce and manipulate identities and meanings through their attraction to and departure from cultural traditions. In Part III: (Re)Framing Value, the authors interrogate how values are inscribed, silenced, rearticulated and capitalized through popular music and dance. And in Part IV: Politics of the Popular, the authors read the popular as a site of political negotiation and transformation.


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Consuming Dance

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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0190491361
Pages : 265 pages
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Download Consuming Dance PDF Format Full Free by Colleen T. Dunagan and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2018 with total page 265 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Whether advertising clothes or technology, dance is staple of advertising today. 'Consuming Dance' offers a clear history and analysis of dance in advertising and demonstrates the ways in which the form articulates with, informs, and reflects U.S. culture.


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The Routledge Dance Studies Reader

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1135173486
Pages : 406 pages
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Download The Routledge Dance Studies Reader PDF Format Full Free by Jens Richard Giersdorf and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2010-02-25 with total page 406 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The second edition of The Routledge Dance Studies Reader offers fresh critical perspectives on classic and modern dance forms, including ballroom, tango, Hip-hop, site-specific performance, and disability in dance. Alexandra Carter and Janet O’Shea deliver a substantially revised and updated collection of key texts, featuring an enlightening new introduction, which tracks differing approaches to dance studies. Important articles from the first edition are accompanied by twenty new works by leading critical voices. The articles are presented in five thematic sections, each with a new editorial introduction and further reading. Sections cover: Making dance Performing dance Ways of looking Locating dance in history and society Debating the discipline The Routledge Dance Studies Reader gives readers access to over thirty essential texts on dance and provides expert guidance on their critical context. It is a vital resource for anyone interested in understanding dance from a global and contemporary perspective.


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The Routledge Dance Studies Reader

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Publisher : Taylor & Francis
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ISBN 13 : 0415485983
Pages : 424 pages
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Download The Routledge Dance Studies Reader PDF Format Full Free by Alexandra Carter and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2010 with total page 424 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Represents the range and diversity of writings on dance from the mid to late 20th century, providing contemporary perspectives on ballet, modern dance, postmodern 'movement performance' jazz and ethnic dance.


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Spinning Mambo into Salsa

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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0199324662
Pages : 320 pages
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Download Spinning Mambo into Salsa PDF Format Full Free by Juliet McMains and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2015-05-01 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Arguably the world's most popular partnered social dance form, salsa's significance extends well beyond the Latino communities which gave birth to it. The growing international and cross-cultural appeal of this Latin dance form, which celebrates its mixed origins in the Caribbean and in Spanish Harlem, offers a rich site for examining issues of cultural hybridity and commodification in the context of global migration. Salsa consists of countless dance dialects enjoyed by varied communities in different locales. In short, there is not one dance called salsa, but many. Spinning Mambo into Salsa, a history of salsa dance, focuses on its evolution in three major hubs for international commercial export-New York, Los Angeles, and Miami. The book examines how commercialized salsa dance in the 1990s departed from earlier practices of Latin dance, especially 1950s mambo. Topics covered include generational differences between Palladium Era mambo and modern salsa; mid-century antecedents to modern salsa in Cuba and Puerto Rico; tension between salsa as commercial vs. cultural practice; regional differences in New York, Los Angeles, and Miami; the role of the Web in salsa commerce; and adaptations of social Latin dance for stage performance. Throughout the book, salsa dance history is linked to histories of salsa music, exposing how increased separation of the dance from its musical inspiration has precipitated major shifts in Latin dance practice. As a whole, the book dispels the belief that one version is more authentic than another by showing how competing styles came into existence and contention. Based on over 100 oral history interviews, archival research, ethnographic participant observation, and analysis of Web content and commerce, the book is rich with quotes from practitioners and detailed movement description.


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Valuing Dance

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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN 13 : 019093400X
Pages : 352 pages
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Download Valuing Dance PDF Format Full Free by Susan Leigh Foster and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2019-02-01 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Because dance materializes through and for people, because we learn to dance from others and often present dance to others, the moment of its transmission is one of dance's central and defining features. Valuing Dance looks at the occasion when dancing passes from one person to another as an act of exchange, one that is redolent with symbolic meanings, including those associated with its history and all the labor that has gone into its making. It examines two ways that dance can be exchanged, as commodity and as gift, reflecting on how each establishes dance's relative worth and merit differently. When and why do we give dance? Where and to whom do we sell it? How are such acts of exchange rationalized and justified? Valuing Dance poses these questions in order to contribute to a conversation around what dance is, what it does, and why it matters.


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Spinning Mambo Into Salsa

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Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
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ISBN 13 : 0199324646
Pages : 425 pages
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Download Spinning Mambo Into Salsa PDF Format Full Free by Juliet E. McMains and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 2015 with total page 425 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book traces history of salsa dance over three locations (New York, Los Angeles, and South Florida). It provides a fully integrated approach to dance and music history and addresses the way salsa functions as a commodity.