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- 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...
- North Atlantic Books 2012; US$ 15.95
Capoeira is simultaneously a dance, a fight, and a game. Created by the Africans brought to Brazil as slaves beginning in 1500, capoeira was forbidden by law but survived underground. When open practice was allowed in the 1930s it soon became very popular. Capoeira came to America around 1975, and has become widely recognized by dancers and martial... more...
- Seal Press 2008; US$ 15.95
Overwhelmed with the pain of a failed fifteen-year relationship, Camille Cusumano wanted badly to escape her life and heal her emotional wounds. After a violent encounter with her ex?s new girlfriend, Camille decided she had some serious soul-searching to do. She took off for Buenos Aires intending to stay a few short weeks, but when her search for... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 38.00
The tango is easily the most iconic dance of the last century, its images as familiar as an old friend. But are they the whole story? Peeling back the poster propaganda that has always characterized the tango publicly, this intimate study shows the invisible heart of the dance and the culture that raised it. Drawing on direct experience and conversations... more...
- Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 25.00
Born on the unlit streets of Buenos Aires, tango was inspired by the music of European immigrants who crossed the ocean to Argentina, lured by the promise of a better life. It found its home in the city’s marginal districts, where it was embraced and shaped by young men who told stories of prostitutes, petty thieves, and disappointed lovers... more...
- Temple University Press 2013; US$ 89.50
Since its emergence in the 1960s, salsa has transformed from a symbol of Nuyorican pride into an emblem of pan-Latinism and finally a form of global popular culture. While Latinos all over the world have developed and even exported their own “dance accents,” local dance scenes have arisen in increasingly far-flung locations, each with... more...
- Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 2010; US$ 15.00
Poursuivant le travail accompli dans Tango, corps à corps culturel (2009), lauteure met à contribution les expertises de chercheurs de domaines aussi variés que lhistoire, la psychiatrie et la littérature. Ensemble, ils more...
- Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 99.00
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 Press of Florida 2012; US$ 14.99
The Argentine tango is one of the world?s best-known partner dances. Though tango is much admired and discussed, very little has been written on its ongoing evolution. In this innovative work, Carolyn Merritt surveys tango history while focusing on the most recent iteration of the dance, tango Nuevo , and the práctica scene that has exploded in... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 35.00
Americans apparently had a love-hate relationship with disco. After the 1977 blockbuster movie Saturday Night Fever, an estimated 15,000 new discotheques opened across the United States. But in July of 1979, a Chicago baseball stadium was filled beyond capacity, drawn by an ill-conceived radio station promotion inviting listeners to publicly express... more...