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  • Tango Argentino in der Literatur(wissenschaft)by Sabine Zubarik

    Frank & Timme 2014; US$ 41.17

    Dieser Band vereint unterschiedliche kulturwissenschaftliche Perspektiven auf den argentinischen Tango als und in der Literatur und fragt nach dem genuin literaturwissenschaftlichen Interesse am Gegenstand und dem Potential seiner Erkenntnisse. Dabei wird dem Tango als multimedialem kulturellen Phänomen ? als Wechselspiel von Text und Musik und Tanz... more...

  • Hip Hop Danceby Carla Stalling Huntington

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2007; US$ 25.00

    Tracing the African American dance from the Diaspora to the dance floor, this book covers a social history germane not only to the African American experience, but also to the global experience of laborers who learn lessons from hip hop dance. Examining hip hop dance as text, as commentary, and as a function of identity construction within the confines... more...

  • Capoeiraby Matthias Röhrig Assunção

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 84.95

    Originally the preserve of Afro-Brazilian slaves, the marginalized and the underclasses in Brazilian society, capoeira is now a mainstream sport, taught in Brazilian schools and practised by a range of social classes around the world. Some advocates now seek Olympic recognition for Capoeira. This apparent change in the meaning and purpose of Capeoira... more...

  • Foundationby Joseph Schloss

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 12.99

    1. Introduction. 2. Getting Your Foundation: Pedagogy. 3. B-Boy Text: Aesthetics. 4. Crews. 5. I hate b-boys - that's why I break: Battling. 6. Like old folk songs handed down from generation to generation: history, canon, and community in B-boy culture. 7. If Breaking came out of Uprock, then Hip-Hop didn't start in the Bronx: B-boy History.... more...

  • Tangoby Camille Cusumano

    Seal Press 2008; US$ 15.95

    Tango  is a memoir by a woman who loved, lost, got mad, and decided to dance. The book traces the author's fall, redemption, and renewal through tango. After a violent encounter with her ex?s new girlfriend, Camille Cusumano decided she had some serious soul-searching to do. She took off for Buenos Aires intending to stay a few short weeks, but... more...

  • Salsa and Its Transnational Movesby Sheenagh Pietrobruno

    Lexington Books 2006; US$ 41.99

    Salsa and Its Transnational Moves presents a critical analysis of salsa dancing in Quebec, Canada. Pulling from such varied fields as anthropology, cultural studies, gender studies, and popular music studies, Pietrobruno examines the local and transnational dimensions underlying the dissemination of salsa within a North American metropolis. more...

  • India's Kathak Dance in Historical Perspectiveby Dr Margaret E Walker

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Through an analysis both broad and deep of primary and secondary sources, ethnography, iconography and current performance practice, this enquiry undertakes a critical approach to the history of kathak dance and presents new data about hereditary performing artists, gendered contexts and practices, and postcolonial cultural reclamation. The account... more...

  • Dancing Bodies of Devotionby Katherine C. Zubko

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 89.99

    This ethnography examines how contemporary dancers of Bharata Natyam, a traditionally Hindu storytelling dance form, embody Buddhist, Muslim, Christian and Jain narratives. These dancers choreographically adapt various religious identities and ideas in order to emphasize pluralistic cultural and ethical dimensions in their work. Through the dancing... more...

  • Dancing Tangoby Kathy Davis

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 22.95

    "Hopefully this wonderful and creative book will get many more people on to the dance floor.  And not just hopping about any old how in lonely (but usually crowded) isolation, but engaging in learning the rules of dancing with a partner.  No need to stand on your toes, or anyone else's; it is about extending the possibilities of what your mind and... more...

  • Between Nostalgia and Apocalypseby Daniel B. Sharp

    Wesleyan University Press 2014; US$ 21.99

    Chronicles the entanglement of traditional and experimental music in northeast Brazil more...