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  • The Meaning Of Tangoby Christine Denniston

    Pavilion Books Company Limited 2014; US$ 8.74

    From the backstreets of Buenos Aires to Parisian high society, this is the extraordinary story of the dance that captivated the world - a tale of politics and passion, immigration and romance. The Tango was the cornerstone of Argentine culture, and has lasted for more than a hundred years, popular today in America, Japan and Europe. 'The Meaning of... more...

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

    Frank & Timme 2014; US$ 42.66

    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...

  • 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...

  • Politischer Tangoby Franco Barrionuevo Anzaldi

    transcript 2014; US$ 22.38

    Was gilt als »echter« Tango? Wer sind seine Heldenfiguren? Und vor allem: Was sagt er über das Wesen der argentinischen Kultur aus? In einer historischen Spurensuche fragt dieses Buch nach den politischen Entstehungs- und Wirkungsbedingungen der widersprüchlichen Geschichtserzählungen, die das nationalpopuläre argentinische Tangowissen begründen. Es... 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

    Argentinean tango is a global phenomenon. Since its origin among immigrants from the slums of Buenos Aires and Montevideo, it has crossed and re-crossed many borders.Yet, never before has tango been danced by so many people and in so many different places as today. Argentinean tango is more than a specific music and style of dancing. It is also a... 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...