Dance in the city / edited by Helen Thomas.

by Thomas, Helen, 1947-Looking glass.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1997.Description: 254 pages cm.ISBN: 0312174535; 0312174543.Subject(s): Dance -- Sociological aspectsLooking glass | Sociology, UrbanLooking glassNote: Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

This exciting new and original collection locates dance within the spectrum of urban life in late modernity, through a range of theoretical perspectives. It highlights a diversity of dance forms and styles that can be witnessed in and around contemporary urban spaces: from dance halls to raves and the club striptease; from set dancing to ballroom dancing, to hip hop and swing, and to ice dance shows; from the ballet class, to fitness aerobics; and 'art' dance which situates itself in a dynamic relation to the city.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • List of Plates
  • Preface
  • Notes on Contributors
  • Part 1 Dance in the City/The City in Dance
  • Dancing around Meaning (and the Meaning around Dance)
  • Exer(or)cising Power: Black Bodies in the Black Public Sphere
  • 'Keep your Great City Paris!': the Lament of the Empress and other Women
  • The Beat Goes On: Trance, Dance and Tribalism in Rave Culture
  • Dirt, Noise, Traffic: Contemporary Indian Dance in the Western City: Modernity, Ethnicity and Hybridity
  • Part 2 Stepping Out
  • Ballroom Blitz
  • Cyborgs, Nomads and the Raving Feminine
  • Madame Smudge, some Fossils, and other Missing Links: Unearthing the Ballet Class
  • Safe Sets: Women, Dance, and 'Communitas'
  • Part 3 Border Country
  • Nazism and the Call of the Jitterbug
  • Aerobic Dance and the City: Individual and Social Space
  • Dance and Erotica: The Construction of the Female Stripper
  • Let's Face the Music - and Dance?: Torvill and Dean: 'Champagne on Ice'
  • Index

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Helen Thomas

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