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Ballroom, Boogie, Shimmy Sham, Shake: A Social and Popular Dance Reader

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Book News Annotation:

Editor Malnig (Gallitin School of Individualized Study, New York U.) and 19 co-contributors explore the history of social dance and its numerous styles. The collection of essays addresses different historical eras from North and South America, Britain, Europe, and Africa. The essays concentrate on a multi-disciplinary methodological approach that includes ethnography, anthropology, gender studies, and critical race theory. In addition to discussing dance as performed in clubs and dance halls, the essays also explore the symbiotic relationship of social dancing with theatrical stage forms. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

This dynamic collection documents the rich and varied history of social dance and the multiple styles it has generated, while drawing on some of the most current forms of critical and theoretical inquiry. The essays cover different historical periods and styles; encompass regional influences from North and South America, Britain, Europe, and Africa; and emphasize a variety of methodological approaches, including ethnography, anthropology, gender studies, and critical race theory. While social dance is defined primarily as dance performed by the public in ballrooms, clubs, dance halls, and other meeting spots, contributors also examine social dance’s symbiotic relationship with popular, theatrical stage dance forms.

Contributors are Elizabeth Aldrich, Barbara Cohen-Stratyner, Yvonne Daniel, Sherril Dodds, Lisa Doolittle, David F. García, Nadine George-Graves, Jurretta Jordan Heckscher, Constance Valis Hill, Karen W. Hubbard, Tim Lawrence, Julie Malnig, Carol Martin, Juliet McMains, Terry Monaghan, Halifu Osumare, Sally R. Sommer, May Gwin Waggoner, Tim Wall, and Christina Zanfagna.

Synopsis:

Examining social and popular dance forms from a variety of critical and cultural perspectives

About the Author

Julie Malnig is an associate professor at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University and the author of Dancing Till Dawn: A Century of Exhibition Ballroom Dance.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780252075650
Author:
Malnig, Julie (edt)
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Editor:
Malnig, Julie
Author:
Malnig, Julie
Subject:
Dance - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Dance
Subject:
Theater - Miming
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
Dance - History
Subject:
Dance -- Social aspects.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1st Edition
Publication Date:
20081031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
27 photographs
Pages:
392
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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History and Social Science » World History » General

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This dynamic collection documents the rich and varied history of social dance and the multiple styles it has generated, while drawing on some of the most current forms of critical and theoretical inquiry. The essays cover different historical periods and styles; encompass regional influences from North and South America, Britain, Europe, and Africa; and emphasize a variety of methodological approaches, including ethnography, anthropology, gender studies, and critical race theory. While social dance is defined primarily as dance performed by the public in ballrooms, clubs, dance halls, and other meeting spots, contributors also examine social dance’s symbiotic relationship with popular, theatrical stage dance forms.

Contributors are Elizabeth Aldrich, Barbara Cohen-Stratyner, Yvonne Daniel, Sherril Dodds, Lisa Doolittle, David F. García, Nadine George-Graves, Jurretta Jordan Heckscher, Constance Valis Hill, Karen W. Hubbard, Tim Lawrence, Julie Malnig, Carol Martin, Juliet McMains, Terry Monaghan, Halifu Osumare, Sally R. Sommer, May Gwin Waggoner, Tim Wall, and Christina Zanfagna.

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