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Dance, Human Rights, and Social Justice

Dignity in Motion

by Naomi Jackson(ed.) ; Toni Shapiro-Phim(ed.) ; Germaine Acogny(contrib.) ; Marjorie Agosín(contrib.) ; Gaby Aldor(contrib.) ; Elizabeth Aldrich(contrib.) ; Alito Alessi(contrib.) ; Carol Anderson(contrib.) ; Wyatt Bessing(contrib.) ; Linda Frye Burnham(contrib.) ; Ananya Chatterjea(contrib.) ; Ya-ping Chen(contrib.) ; César Delgado Martínez(contrib.) ; Mary Fitzgerald(contrib.) ; David Gere(contrib.) ; Amber Gray(contrib.) ; Judith Lynne Hanna(contrib.) ; David Alan Harris(contrib.) ; Joan Huckstep(contrib.) ; Judith Brin Ingber(contrib.) ; Judith Kajiwara(contrib.) ; Marion Kant(contrib.) ; Robin Lakes(contrib.) ; Ralph Lemon(contrib.) ; Sal Murgiyanto(contrib.) ; Cecilia Olsson(contrib.) ; Lemi Sala Ponifasio(contrib.) ; Maysoun Rafeedie(contrib.) ; Janice Ross(contrib.) ; Nicholas Rowe(contrib.) ; Sophiline Cheam Shapiro(contrib.) ; Anthony Shay(contrib.) ; Allison Singer(contrib.) ; Yunyu Wang(contrib.)
Dance, Human Rights, and Social Justice by Naomi Jackson
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Dance, Human Rights, and Social Justice: Dignity in Motion presents a wide-ranging compilation of essays, spanning more than 15 countries. Organized in four parts, the articles examine the regulation and exploitation of dancers and dance activity by government and authoritative groups, including abusive treatment of dancers within the dance profession; choreography involving human rights as a central theme; the engagement of dance as a means of healing victims of human rights abuses; and national and local social/political movements in which dance plays a powerful role in helping people fight oppression. These groundbreaking papers_both detailed scholarship and riveting personal accounts_encompass a broad spectrum of issues, from slavery and the Holocaust to the Bosnian and Rwandan genocides to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; from First Amendment cases and the AIDS epidemic to discrimination resulting from age, gender, race, and disability. A range of academics, choreographers, dancers, and dance/movement therapists draw connections between refugee camp, courtroom, theater, rehearsal studio, and university classroom.
Scarecrow Press; November 2008
398 pages; ISBN 9780810862180
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Title: Dance, Human Rights, and Social Justice
Author: Naomi Jackson; Toni Shapiro-Phim; Germaine Acogny; Marjorie Agosín; Gaby Aldor; Elizabeth Aldrich; Alito Alessi; Carol Anderson; Wyatt Bessing; Linda Frye Burnham; Ananya Chatterjea; Ya-ping Chen; César Delgado Martínez; Mary Fitzgerald; David Gere; Amber Gray; Judith Lynne Hanna; David Alan Harris; Joan Huckstep; Judith Brin Ingber; Judith Kajiwara; Marion Kant; Robin Lakes; Ralph Lemon; Sal Murgiyanto; Cecilia Olsson; Lemi Sala Ponifasio; Maysoun Rafeedie; Janice Ross; Nicholas Rowe; Sophiline Cheam Shapiro; Anthony Shay; Allison Singer; Yunyu Wang