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The function of dance in Latin/o American culture is the focus of the essays collected in Everynight Life. The contributors interpret how Latin/o culture expresses itself through dance, approaching the material from the varying perspectives of literary, cultural, dance, performance, queer, and feminist studies. Viewing dance as privileged sites of identity formation and cultural resistance in Latin/o America, Everynight Life translates the motion of bodies into speech, and the gestures of dance into a provocative socio-political grammar.

This anthology looks at many modes of dance—including salsa, merengue, cumbia, rumba, mambo, tango, samba, and norteño—as models for the interplay of cultural memory and regional conflict. Barbara Browning’s essay on capoeira, for instance, demonstrates how dance has been used as a literal form of resistance, while José Piedra explores the meanings conveyed by women of color dancing the rumba. Pieces such as Gustavo Perez Fírmat’s "I Came, I Saw, I Conga’d" and Jorge Salessi’s "Medics, Crooks, and Tango Queens" illustrate the lively scope of this volume’s subject matter.

Contributors. Barbara Browning, Celeste Fraser Delgado, Jane C. Desmond, Mayra Santos Febres, Juan Carlos Quintero Herencia, Josh Kun, Ana M. López, José Esteban Muñoz, José Piedra, Gustavo Perez Fírmat, Augusto C. Puleo, David Román, Jorge Salessi, Alberto Sandoval

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Culture and Dance in Latino America: This anthology looks at many modes of dance--including salsa, merengue, cumbia, rumba, mambo, tango, samba, and norteno--as models for the interplay of cultural memory and regional conflict.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [345]-358) and index.

About the Author

Everynight Life is a major contribution to the ongoing investigation of specific cultural practices heretofore ignored by traditional academic investigation. It will be of specific value to scholars and critics studying issues of performance and performativity as they inform practices of subject-formation in its political, cultural, and sexual dimensions.”—Ricardo Ortiz, Dartmouth College
“This is an exciting and an important book, just the kind of contribution that many of us have been eager to find. It weaves politics with popular culture, national borders with rhythm. In short it’s up-to-date in terms of intellectual issues, and sensitively down-to-earth in ways that make practical sense.”—Doris Sommer, Harvard University

Product Details

ISBN:
9780822319191
Editor:
Delgado, Celeste F.
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Munoz, Jose Esteban
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Munoz, Jose Esteban
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Munoz, Jose Esteban
Publisher:
Duke University Press
Location:
Durham :
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Dance - Folk
Subject:
Dance - General
Subject:
Dance
Subject:
Latin america
Subject:
Dance -- Political aspects -- Latin America.
Subject:
Latin America - General
Subject:
Dance -- Latin America -- History.
Subject:
Dance -- Latin America -- Sociological aspects.
Subject:
World History-Latin America
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Latin America Otherwise: Languages, Empires, Nations
Series Volume:
109
Publication Date:
19970631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
18 bandw photographs
Pages:
376
Dimensions:
9.03x6.08x1.08 in. 1.38 lbs.

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