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- Temple University Press 2011; US$ 29.95
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... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 30.00
First published in 1932, The Taxi-Dance Hall is Paul Goalby Cressey?s fascinating study of Chicago?s urban nightlife?as seen through the eyes of the patrons, owners, and dancers-for-hire who frequented the city?s notoriously seedy ?taxi-dance? halls. Taxi-dance halls, as the introduction notes, were social centers where men could come and pay... more...
- Greenwood Publishing Group 2001; US$ 107.00
The national dancers in Uzbekistan are almost always female. This work argues that dancers, as symbolic "girls" or unmarried females in the Uzbek kinship system, are effective mediators between extended kin groups, and the Uzbek nation-state. more...
- Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 32.95
Court dance in Java has changed from a colonial ceremonial tradition into a national artistic classicism. Central to this general transformation has been dance's role in personal transformation, developing appropriate forms of everyday behaviour and strengthening the powers of persuasion that come from the skillful manipulation of both physical... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 19.95
"If you know where to look, you can still discover and recognize what it was that intoxicating John Coast fifty years ago." — Sir David Attenborough This book is one of the great classics about Bali, now with dozens of illustrations and photographs. Dancing out of Bali is a fascinating personal account of a young Englishman who settled in... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 54.99
The Early Stuart Masque studies the complex impact of movements, costumes, words, scenes, music, and special effects in English illusionistic theatre of the Renaissance. It will be a valuable resource for all who are interested in English drama, dance, and music of the early modern period, including scholars and students within English literature,... more...
- Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 120.00
For centuries, the rite of the tarantula was the only cure for those 'bitten' or 'possessed' by the mythic Apulian spider. Its victims had to dance to the local tarantella or 'pizzica' for days on end. Today, the pizzica has returned to the limelight, bringing to the forefront issues of performance, gender, identity and well-being. This book explores... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 27.50
In West Java, Indonesia, all it takes is a woman?s voice and a drum beat to make a man get up and dance. Every day, men there?be they students, pedicab drivers, civil servants, or businessmen?breach ordinary standards of decorum and succumb to the rhythm at village ceremonies, weddings, political rallies, and nightclubs. The music the men dance to... more...