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Dance History

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  • Traversing Traditionby Urmimala Sarkar Munsi; Stephanie Burridge

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 52.95

    Dance occupies a prestigious place in Indian performing arts, yet it curiously, to a large extent, has remained outside the arena of academic discourse. This book documents and celebrates the emergence of contemporary dance practice in India. Incorporating a multidisciplinary approach, it includes contributions from scholars, writers and commentators... more...

  • Black Social Dance in Television Advertisingby Carla Stalling Huntington

    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...

  • Movable Pillarsby Katja Kolcio

    Wesleyan University Press 2010; US$ 20.99

    How six professional dance organizations transformed the landscape of modern dance scholarship more...

  • Sweating Sarisby Priya Srinivasan

    Temple University Press 2011; US$ 30.95

    A groundbreaking book that seeks to understand dance as labor, Sweating Saris examines dancers not just as aesthetic bodies but as transnational migrant workers and wage earners who negotiate citizenship and gender issues.              Srinivasan merges ethnography, history, critical race... more...

  • Dancing Naturallyby Alexandra Carter; Rachel Fensham

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00

    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...

  • Dance for Exportby Naima Prevots

    Wesleyan University Press 2012; US$ 15.99

    A little-known episode in the history of dance that illuminates the broader subject of cultural policy during the Cold War era. more...

  • City Folkby Daniel J. Walkowitz

    NYU Press 2010; US$ 28.00

    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...

  • Louisiana Saturday Nightby Alex V. Cook

    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...

  • How We Playedby Caroline Goodfellow

    The History Press 2008; US$ 4.99

    Games make up a huge part of childhood, and memories of specific games stay with us throughout our lives. They form an integral part of growing up and stimulate imagination and creativity. From ancient board games to childhood pastimes of the Middle Ages through to the street games of the 1950s and 1960s and the experience of children in the current... more...

  • Balinese Dance, Drama & Musicby I Wayan Dibia; Rucina Ballinger; Barbara Anello

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 18.99

    Bali has long been known for its deep spirituality and extraordinary artistic heritage. The dances, dramas, puppetry and music of Bali are more than icons for the island; they are part and parcel of lifeas expressions of devotion to the gods, as entertainment, and as a way of instilling cultural values on each generation. Balinese Dance, Drama... more...