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- Scarecrow Press 2008; US$ 59.99
Satan in the Dance Hall explores the overwhelming popularity of social dancing and its close relationship to America's rapidly changing society in the 1920s. The book focuses on the fiercely contested debate over the morality of social dancing in New York City, led by moral reformers and religious leaders like Rev. John Roach Straton. Fed by the firm... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 135.00
This book documents and celebrates the emergence of contemporary dance practice in India. It includes contributions from scholars, writers, commentators as well as Indian artists and questions the uneasy relationship that exists between the insular world of dance and outside reality. more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 40.00
The influence of dance upon consumers has long been understood by advertisers. This work investigates the use of black social dance in television advertising. Covering the 1950s through the 2010s in the United States, dance is shown to provide value to brands and to affect consumption experiences. An interdisciplinary work drawing upon anthropological,... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 90.00
A renewed interest in nature, the ancient Greeks, and the freedom of the body was to transform dance and physical culture in the early twentieth century. The book discusses the creative individuals and developments in science and other art forms that shaped the evolution of modern dance in its international context. more...
- NYU Press 2010; US$ 65.00
This is the story of English Country Dance, from its 18th century roots in the English cities and countryside, to its transatlantic leap to the U.S. in the 20th century, told by not only a renowned historian but also a folk dancer, who has both immersed himself in the rich history of the folk tradition and rehearsed its steps. In City Folk , Daniel... more...
- LSU Press 2012; US$ 15.95
Music critic Alex V. Cook uncovers south Louisiana?s wellspring of musical tradition, showing us that indigenous music is not an artifact to be salvaged by preservationists, but a living, breathing, singing, laughing, and crying part of Louisiana culture. Louisiana Saturday Nights takes the reader to both offbeat and traditional venues in and around... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 18.95
This book is a lavishly illustrated introduction to the most commonly seen forms of traditional performing arts in Bali; gamelan music, dance, drama and puppetry. Ideal reading for visitors to the island as well as for anyone interested in Balinese culture. The book presents the history and function of each type of performance with illustrations and... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 109.95
This book provides a rich historical and ethnographic account of step dancing, step dancers, and Irish cultural institutions. Catherine Foley tells the story of step dance from its roots in eighteenth-century Ireland to its modern globalized appeal. Foley applies a regional focus to her examination of step dace, looking at three step dance practices... more...