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“A Colorful Nightmare”

Danielle Robinson.

in Modern Moves

September 2015; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Dance; Ethnomusicology. 7350 words.

Chapter two considers ragtime dancing among European immigrant youth within the contexts of American minstrelsy, African American migration, and European immigration. Based on period sheet...

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“An Interesting Experiment in Eugenics”

Paul A. Scolieri.

in The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Ethnicity

P ublished online October 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Dance; Ethnomusicology. 12830 words.

The “ethnic dance” movement in the United States is closely associated with Ted Shawn, the “Father of American Dance” (1891–1972). Shawn and his wife and dancing partner, Ruth St. Denis,...

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“And I Make My Own”

Christopher J. Wells.

in The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Ethnicity

P ublished online October 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Dance; Ethnomusicology. 10275 words.

This chapter applies spatial practice theory to the intersections of power relations, social spaces, and embodied performance in the dance culture of Great Depression-era Harlem. Tracing...

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Authenticity and Ethnicity: Folk Dance, Americanization, and the Immigrant Body in the Early Twentieth Century

Jessica Ray Herzogenrath.

in The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Ethnicity

P ublished online January 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Dance; Ethnomusicology. 9369 words.

During the Progressive Era, settlement workers attempted to regulate dance both within and outside settlement house walls as a method to instill proper "American" body behaviors,...

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Ballet and Whiteness

Jennifer Fisher.

in The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Ethnicity

P ublished online March 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Dance; Ethnomusicology. 6106 words.

This chapter examines the history and practice of skin color prejudices in the ballet world, especially as they relate to conceptions of “whiteness.” The ethnic roots of ballet...

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Being Indian Through Dance

Joan L. Erdman and Hema Rajagopalan.

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Dance; Ethnomusicology. 12454 words.

Although hybridity is acknowledged for NRIs (nonresident Indians), how it is achieved remains to be fully explored. In Chicago the collision and confusion of Indian ethnicity and American...

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Beyond Colonization, Commodification, and Reclamation

Christine Emi Chan.

in The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Ethnicity

P ublished online November 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Dance; Ethnomusicology. 13510 words.

The Hawaiian Islands have long been characterized as a place of romance, mystery, and exotic cultural experiences. Since the 18th century arrival of Europeans, this view of Hawaii has been...

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Biblical Heroines and Anti-Heroines

Rebecca Rossen.

in Dancing Jewish

June 2014; p ublished online June 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Dance; Ethnomusicology. 15242 words.

This chapter further scrutinizes gender and Jewishness through an examination of Anna Sokolow’s Songs of a Semite (1943), Pearl Lang’s Song of Deborah (1949–67), and Victoria Marks’s My...

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Black Erased

Kathy M. Milazzo.

in The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Ethnicity

P ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Dance; Ethnomusicology. 9711 words.

One of flamenco's many palos, or forms, is the tango, which was transported as the tango de negros or tangos de Americas from Cuba to Spain in the mid-nineteenth century. There, it was...

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Casino Dancing in Cuba and Miami

Juliet McMains.

in Spinning Mambo into Salsa

July 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Dance; Ethnomusicology. 10490 words.

This chapter examines the evolution of Cuban salsa, better known as “casino,” in Cuba and Miami. Cuban timba music, the effects of cultural tourism on Cuban dance practices, and the way...

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