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Dancing the Ring Shout!

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Publisher : Jump At The Sun
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Pages : 32 pages
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Download Dancing the Ring Shout! PDF Format Full Free by Kim L. Siegelson and published by Jump At The Sun. This book was released on 2003-09 with total page 32 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It is the first year that Toby is old enough to attend the Ring Shout, a celebration when the hard work of harvest is done, but he cannot find an object that makes a noise which will speak from his heart to God's ears.


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Ring Shout, Wheel About

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Publisher : University of Illinois Press
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ISBN 13 : 0252096118
Pages : 256 pages
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Download Ring Shout, Wheel About PDF Format Full Free by Katrina Dyonne Thompson and published by University of Illinois Press. This book was released on 2014-01-30 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this ambitious project, historian Katrina Thompson examines the conceptualization and staging of race through the performance, sometimes coerced, of black dance from the slave ship to the minstrel stage. Drawing on a rich variety of sources, Thompson explicates how black musical performance was used by white Europeans and Americans to justify enslavement, perpetuate the existing racial hierarchy, and mask the brutality of the domestic slave trade. Whether on slave ships, at the auction block, or on plantations, whites often used coerced performances to oppress and demean the enslaved. As Thompson shows, however, blacks' "backstage" use of musical performance often served quite a different purpose. Through creolization and other means, enslaved people preserved some native musical and dance traditions and invented or adopted new traditions that built community and even aided rebellion. Thompson shows how these traditions evolved into nineteenth-century minstrelsy and, ultimately, raises the question of whether today's mass media performances and depictions of African Americans are so very far removed from their troublesome roots.


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Dancing Many Drums

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Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
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ISBN 13 : 0299173135
Pages : 384 pages
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Download Dancing Many Drums PDF Format Full Free by Thomas F. Defrantz and published by Univ of Wisconsin Press. This book was released on 2002-04-01 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Few will dispute the profound influence that African American music and movement has had in American and world culture. Dancing Many Drums explores that influence through a groundbreaking collection of essays on African American dance history, theory, and practice. In so doing, it reevaluates "black" and "African American " as both racial and dance categories. Abundantly illustrated, the volume includes images of a wide variety of dance forms and performers, from ring shouts, vaudeville, and social dances to professional dance companies and Hollywood movie dancing. Bringing together issues of race, gender, politics, history, and dance, Dancing Many Drums ranges widely, including discussions of dance instruction songs, the blues aesthetic, and Katherine Dunham’s controversial ballet about lynching, Southland. In addition, there are two photo essays: the first on African dance in New York by noted dance photographer Mansa Mussa, and another on the 1934 "African opera," Kykunkor, or the Witch Woman.


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Soulstepping

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Publisher : University of Illinois Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780252024757
Pages : 216 pages
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Download Soulstepping PDF Format Full Free by Elizabeth Calvert Fine and published by University of Illinois Press. This book was released on 2003 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Stepping is a complex performance that melds folk traditions with popular culture and involves synchronized percussive movement, singing, speaking, chanting, and drama. Elizabeth C. Fine's stunningly elaborate and vibrant portrayal of the cultural politics of stepping draws on interviews with individuals on college campuses and steppers and stepping coaches from high schools, community groups, churches, and dance organizations. Soulstepping is the first book to document the history of stepping, its roots in African and African American culture, and its transformation by churches, schools, and social groups into a powerful tool for instilling group identity and community involvement.


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A Beautiful Pageant

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 13 : 1137066253
Pages : 370 pages
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Download A Beautiful Pageant PDF Format Full Free by D. Krasner and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-09-27 with total page 370 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Harlem Renaissance was an unprecedented period of vitality in the American Arts. Defined as the years between 1910 and 1927, it was the time when Harlem came alive with theater, drama, sports, dance and politics. Looking at events as diverse as the prizefight between Jack Johnson and Jim 'White Hope' Jeffries, the choreography of Aida Walker and Ethel Waters, the writing of Zora Neale Hurston and the musicals of the period, Krasner paints a vibrant portrait of those years. This was the time when the residents of northern Manhattan were leading their downtown counterparts at the vanguard of artistic ferment while at the same time playing a pivotal role in the evolution of Black nationalism. This is a thrilling piece of work by an author who has been working towards this major opus for years now. It will become a classic that will stay on the American history and theater shelves for years to come.


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Choreographing History

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Publisher : Indiana University Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780253116505
Pages : 272 pages
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Download Choreographing History PDF Format Full Free by Susan Leigh Foster and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 1995-05-22 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "... I have used essays from the book to help dance graduate students push their thinking beyond the studio and their own physical experience and to realize the varied resources, approaches, and theoretical positions possible in writing about the body." -- Dance Research Journal "Choreographing History... assembles an impressive diversity of sites, disciplines and critical approaches... [and] includes not only historical bodies and discourses, but also the very bodies of the historians themselves." -- Parachute "This volume is not only full of gems (the very lineup of preeminent scholars is impressive), but is also a neat cross-section of the academic conventions and mannerisms of our time." -- Dance Chronicle "... [an] important step... in the ineluctable dance by postmodern historians across a bridge that spans the gaps among disciplines, between theory and practice, and betweeen present and past." -- Theatre Journal Historians of science, sexuality, the arts, and history itself focus on the body, merging the project of writing about the body with theoretical concerns in the writing of history.


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Tap Roots

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Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN 13 : 9780786412679
Pages : 288 pages
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Download Tap Roots PDF Format Full Free by Mark Knowles and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2002-05-20 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Tracing the development of tap dancing from ancient India to the Broadway stage in 1903, when the word "Tap" was first used in publicity to describe this new American style of dance, this text separates the cultural, societal and historical events that influenced the development of Tap dancing. Section One covers primary influences such as Irish step dancing, English clog dancing and African dancing. Section Two covers theatrical influences (early theatrical developments, "Daddy" Rice, the Virginia Minstrels) and Section Three covers various other influences (Native American, German and Shaker). Also included are accounts of the people present at tap's inception and how various styles of dance were mixed to create a new art form.


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Dancing to Transform

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Publisher : Intellect Books
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ISBN 13 : 1789383285
Pages : 262 pages
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Download Dancing to Transform PDF Format Full Free by Emily Wright and published by Intellect Books. This book was released on 2021-05-11 with total page 262 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In response to a scarcity of writings on the intersections between dance and Christianity, Dancing to Transform examines the religious lives of American Christians who, despite the historically tenuous place of dance within Christianity, are also professional dancers. Emily Wright details how these dancing Christians transform what they perceive as secular professional by transforming concert dance into different kinds of religious practices in order to express individual and communal religious identities. Through a multi-site, qualitative study of four professional dance companies, Wright explores how religious and artistic commitments, everyday lived experience and varied performance contexts influence and shape the approaches of Christian professional dancers to creating, transforming and performing dance. Subsequently, this book provides readers with a greater awareness and appreciation for the complex interactions between American Christianity and dance. This study, in turn, delivers audiences a richer, more nuanced picture of the complex histories of these Christian, dancing communities and offers more fruitful readings of their choreographic productions.


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African American Religious Thought

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Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780664224592
Pages : 1084 pages
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Download African American Religious Thought PDF Format Full Free by Cornel West and published by Westminster John Knox Press. This book was released on 2003-01-01 with total page 1084 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Believing that African American religious studies has reached a crossroads, Cornel West and Eddie Glaude seek, in this landmark anthology, to steer the discipline into the future. Arguing that the complexity of beliefs, choices, and actions of African Americans need not be reduced to expressions of black religion, West and Glaude call for more careful reflection on the complex relationships of African American religious studies to conceptions of class, gender, sexual orientation, race, empire, and other values that continue to challenge our democratic ideals.


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Slave Culture : Nationalist Theory and the Foundations of Black America

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Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
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ISBN 13 : 0198021240
Pages : 442 pages
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Download Slave Culture : Nationalist Theory and the Foundations of Black America PDF Format Full Free by Sterling Stuckey Professor of History Northwestern University and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 1987-04-23 with total page 442 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How were blacks in American slavery formed, out of a multiplicity of African ethnic peoples, into a single people? In this major study of Afro-American culture, Sterling Stuckey, a leading thinker on black nationalism for the past twenty years, explains how different African peoples interacted during the nineteenth century to achieve a common culture. He finds that, at the time of emancipation, slaves were still overwhelmingly African in culture, a conclusion with profound implications for theories of black liberation and for the future of race relations in America. By examining anthropological evidence about Central and West African cultural traditions--Bakongo, Ibo, Dahomean, Mendi and others--and exploring the folklore of the American slave, Stuckey has arrived at an important new cross-cultural analysis of the Pan-African impulse among slaves that contributed to the formation of a black ethos. He establishes, for example, the centrality of an ancient African ritual--the Ring Shout or Circle Dance--to the black American religious and artistic experience. Black nationalist theories, the author points out, are those most in tune with the implication of an African presence in America during and since slavery. Casting a fresh new light on these ideas, Stuckey provides us with fascinating profiles of such nineteenth century figures as David Walker, Henry Highland Garnet, and Frederick Douglas. He then considers in detail the lives and careers of W. E. B. Dubois and Paul Robeson in this century, describing their ambition that blacks in American society, while struggling to end racism, take on roles that truly reflected their African heritage. These concepts of black liberation, Stuckey suggests, are far more relevant to the intrinsic values of black people than integrationist thought on race relations. But in a final revelation he concludes that, with the exception of Paul Robeson, the ironic tendency of black nationalists has been to underestimate the depths of African culture in black Americans and the sophistication of the slave community they arose from.


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Slave Religion

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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780195174137
Pages : 424 pages
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Download Slave Religion PDF Format Full Free by Albert J. Raboteau and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2004-10-07 with total page 424 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Twenty-five years after its original publication, Slave Religion remains a classic in the study of African American history and religion. In a new chapter in this anniversary edition, author Albert J. Raboteau reflects upon the origins of the book, the reactions to it over the past twenty-five years, and how he would write it differently today. Using a variety of first and second-hand sources-- some objective, some personal, all riveting-- Raboteau analyzes the transformation of the African religions into evangelical Christianity. He presents the narratives of the slaves themselves, as well as missionary reports, travel accounts, folklore, black autobiographies, and the journals of white observers to describe the day-to-day religious life in the slave communities. Slave Religion is a must-read for anyone wanting a full picture of this "invisible institution."


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Encyclopedia of African American History

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Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN 13 : 1851097694
Pages : 1136 pages
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Download Encyclopedia of African American History PDF Format Full Free by Walter C. Rucker and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2010-02-28 with total page 1136 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explores how all aspects of American culture, history, and national identity have been profoundly influenced by the experience of African Americans and documents African American history to the present day.


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Encyclopedia of African American History [3 volumes]

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Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN 13 : 1851097740
Pages : 1136 pages
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Download Encyclopedia of African American History [3 volumes] PDF Format Full Free by Leslie M Alexander and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2010-02-09 with total page 1136 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A fresh compilation of essays and entries based on the latest research, this work documents African American culture and political activism from the slavery era through the 20th century. • Contributions from over 100 specialists on African America and the African diaspora • A spectacular selection of illustrations and photographs, such as a Kongo cosmogram, the African burial ground in New York City, and maps of the Triangular Trade and the Underground Railroad


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Swing Dancing

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Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN 13 : 0313375186
Pages : 227 pages
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Download Swing Dancing PDF Format Full Free by Tamara Stevens and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2011-04-07 with total page 227 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Telling a riveting true story of the emergence and development of an American icon, this book traces swing dancing from its origins to its status as a modern-day art form. • Contains insights from personal interviews with a variety of prominent dancers, scholars, and historians • Presents a chronology of the emergence of vernacular American dancing and the development of swing, from colonial times to the present day • Includes numerous illustrations and photographs depicting the diverse influences on the genre, from legendary musicians to iconic swing dancers and more • Contains a select bibliography of diverse source material, such as books, films, and magazine and newspaper articles • Provides a helpful index offering access to names, places, people, and all important subjects


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The Black Church in the African American Experience

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Publisher : Duke University Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780822310730
Pages : 540 pages
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Download The Black Church in the African American Experience PDF Format Full Free by C. Eric Lincoln and published by Duke University Press. This book was released on 1990-11-07 with total page 540 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A nongovernmental survey of urban and rural churches of black communities based on a ten year study.


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African American Christian Worship

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Publisher : Abingdon Press
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ISBN 13 : 1426721994
Pages : 108 pages
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Download African American Christian Worship PDF Format Full Free by Melva W. Costen and published by Abingdon Press. This book was released on 2010-09-01 with total page 108 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this update to her 1993 classic, African American Christian Worship, Melva Wilson Costen, again delights her reader with a lively history and theology of the African American worship experience. Drawing upon careful scholarship and engaging stories, Dr. Costen details the global impact on African American worship by media, technology, and new musical styles. She expands her discussion of ritual practices in African communities and clarifies some of the ritual use of music in worship. In keeping with recent congregational practices, Dr. Costen will also provide general orders of worship suitable for a variety of denominational settings.


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Encyclopedia of Black Studies

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Publisher : SAGE Publications
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ISBN 13 : 1452265445
Pages : 568 pages
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Download Encyclopedia of Black Studies PDF Format Full Free by Molefi Kete Asante and published by SAGE Publications. This book was released on 2004-10-01 with total page 568 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Encyclopedia of Black Studies is the leading reference source for dynamic and innovative research on the Black experience. The concept for the encyclopedia was developed from the successful Journal of Black Studies (SAGE) and contains a full analysis of the economic, political, sociological, historical, literary, and philosophical issues related to Americans of African descent. This single-volume reference is the vanguard of the recent explosive growth in quality scholarship in the field. More than a chronicle of black culture or black people, this encyclopedia deals with the emergence and maturity of an intellectual field over the past four decades. Beginning with the protests at San Francisco State College in 1967 that led to the first degree-granting department of Black Studies, the field's rapid growth over time necessitates an authoritative account of the discipline.