Summer Reading Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | Today, 10:00am

Jessica Valenti: IMG Full Frontal Feminism Revisited



It is arguably the worst and best time to be a feminist. In the years since I first wrote Full Frontal Feminism, we've seen a huge cultural shift in... Continue »
  1. $11.90 Sale Trade Paper add to wish list

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$81.50
New Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
10 Remote Warehouse Dance- General

More copies of this ISBN

Indians and Wannabes: Native American Powwow Dancing in the Northeast and Beyond

by

Indians and Wannabes: Native American Powwow Dancing in the Northeast and Beyond Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

“An excellent introduction to the many complexities and facets of powwows. It entices the reader to recognize the importance of bodies in motion—in particular, dance—in forging social worlds and mediating power relations.”—Zoila Mendoza, author of Creating Our Own: Folklore, Performance, and Identity in Cuzco, Peru

 

“An outstanding interpretation of Native American powwow dancing that reveals its significance in the context of colonial and postcolonial history and across cultures and borders. As dancer and dance scholar, Axtmann brings a keen eye and her own kinesthetic knowledge of dance to her groundbreaking interpretation of the movement styles of powwow dances. ”—Elizabeth Fine, author of Soulstepping: African American Step Shows

 

“In her meticulously researched book, Ann Axtmann has added a new dimension to our understanding of Native performance. This rich ethnographic and cultural analysis will be of tremendous interest to scholars, students, and the general public. Axtmann makes a strong and moving case for the power of the dancing body.”—Julie Malnig, editor of Ballroom, Boogie, Shimmy Sham, Shake: A Social and Popular Dance Reader

 

Thousands of intertribal powwows occur every year throughout the United States and Canada. Sometimes lasting up to a week, these sacred and traditional events are central to Native American spirituality. Attendees dance, drum, sing, eat, reestablish family ties, and make new friends.

In this compelling interdisciplinary work, Ann Axtmann examines powwows as practiced primarily along the northeast Atlantic coastline from New Jersey into New England. Focusing on the centrality of bodies in motion, she introduces us to the complexities of powwow history, describes how space and time are performed along the powwow trail, identifies the specific dance styles employed, and considers the issue of race in relation to Native American dancers and the phenomenon of “playing Indian” by non-Natives. Ultimately, Axtmann seeks to understand how powwow dancers express and embody power and what these dances signify for the communities in which they are performed.

 

 

 

About the Author

Ann M. Axtmann is an independent scholar living in Maine.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780813049113
Author:
Axtmann, Ann M.
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
Subject:
Dance - General
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20131231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
18 bandw photos
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Dance » General
Business » General
History and Social Science » Native American » General Native American Studies

Indians and Wannabes: Native American Powwow Dancing in the Northeast and Beyond New Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$81.50 In Stock
Product details 192 pages University Press of Florida - English 9780813049113 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.