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Everynight Life Culture and Dance in Latin/O America

by Jose Esteban Munoz

  • ISBN: 9780822319269
  • ISBN10: 0822319268

Everynight Life Culture and Dance in Latin/O America

by Jose Esteban Munoz

  • List Price: $104.95
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Duke Univ Pr
  • Publish date: 06/01/1997
  • ISBN: 9780822319269
  • ISBN10: 0822319268
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Description: The function of dance in Latin/o American culture is the focus of the essays collected in Everynight Life. The contributors interpret the ways in which 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 norteno -- 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 Jose Piedra explores the meanings conveyed by women of color dancing the rumba. Pieces such as Gustavo Perez Firmat'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. Everynight Life will interest students and scholars of Latin American, performance, and cultural studies.

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