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National Rhythms, African Roots

National Rhythms, African Roots

The Deep History of Latin American Popular Dance

  • Author: John Charles Chasteen
  • Publisher: UNM Press
  • ISBN: 9780826329417
  • Category: History
  • Page: 257
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When John Charles Chasteen learned that Sim?n Bolívar, the Liberator, danced on a banquet table to celebrate Latin American independence in 1824, he tried to visualize the scene. How, he wondered, did the Liberator dance? Did he bounce stiffly in his dress uniform? Or did he move his hips? In other words, how high had African dance influences reached in Latin American societies? A vast social gap separated Bolívar from people of African descent; however, Chasteen's research shows that popular culture could bridge the gap. Fast-paced and often funny, this book explores the history of Latin American popular dance before the twentieth century. Chasteen first focuses on Havana, Buenos Aires, and Rio de Janeiro, where dances featuring a "transgressive close embrace" (forerunners of today's salsa, tango, and samba) emerged by 1900. Then, digging deeper in time, Chasteen uncovers the historical experiences that molded Latin American popular dance, including carnival celebrations, the social lives of slaves, European fashions, and, oddly enough, religious processions. The relationship between Latin American dance and nationalism, it turns out, is very deep, indeed.

Encyclopedia of the African Diaspora

Encyclopedia of the African Diaspora

Origins, Experiences, and Culture. A-C. Volume 1

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1851097007
  • Category: Africa
  • Page: 351
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Körper in Schieflage

Körper in Schieflage

Tanzen im Strudel des Black Atlantic um 1900

  • Author: Astrid Kusser
  • Publisher: transcript Verlag
  • ISBN: 3839420601
  • Category: History
  • Page: 502
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Die Geschichte schwarzer Modetänze wird bislang meist augenzwinkernd als ansteckendes Tanzfieber verhandelt. Doch nicht mysteriöse Erreger, sondern handfeste politische Konflikte um Bürgerschaft, Arbeitsteilung und Geschlechterverhältnisse waren ihre Grundlage. Die Ästhetik der schwarzen Diaspora machte diese Konflikte auf den Tanzflächen neu verhandelbar. Tanztechnik verbündete sich dabei mit Medientechniken, die ebenfalls mit Bewegung, Wahrnehmung und der Möglichkeit von Verwandlung experimentierten. Astrid Kusser geht dieser Geschichte zwischen New York, Buenos Aires, Kapstadt, Viktoria in Kamerun und Berlin nach.

Prairie Imperialists

Prairie Imperialists

The Indian Country Origins of American Empire

  • Author: Katharine Bjork
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
  • ISBN: 0812295641
  • Category: History
  • Page: 352
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The Spanish-American War marked the emergence of the United States as an imperial power. It was when the United States first landed troops overseas and established governments of occupation in the Philippines, Cuba, and other formerly Spanish colonies. But such actions to extend U.S. sovereignty abroad, argues Katharine Bjork, had a precedent in earlier relations with Native nations at home. In Prairie Imperialists, Bjork traces the arc of American expansion by showing how the Army's conquests of what its soldiers called "Indian Country" generated a repertoire of actions and understandings that structured encounters with the racial others of America's new island territories following the War of 1898. Prairie Imperialists follows the colonial careers of three Army officers from the domestic frontier to overseas posts in Cuba and the Philippines. The men profiled—Hugh Lenox Scott, Robert Lee Bullard, and John J. Pershing—internalized ways of behaving in Indian Country that shaped their approach to later colonial appointments abroad. Scott's ethnographic knowledge and experience with Native Americans were valorized as an asset for colonial service; Bullard and Pershing, who had commanded African American troops, were regarded as particularly suited for roles in the pacification and administration of colonial peoples overseas. After returning to the mainland, these three men played prominent roles in the "Punitive Expedition" President Woodrow Wilson sent across the southern border in 1916, during which Mexico figured as the next iteration of "Indian Country." With rich biographical detail and ambitious historical scope, Prairie Imperialists makes fundamental connections between American colonialism and the racial dimensions of domestic political and social life—during peacetime and while at war. Ultimately, Bjork contends, the concept of "Indian Country" has served as the guiding force of American imperial expansion and nation building for the past two and a half centuries and endures to this day.

Performance in the Borderlands

Performance in the Borderlands

  • Author: R. Rivera-Servera,H. Young
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230294553
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 283
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A border is a force of containment that inspires dreams of being overcome and crossed; motivates bodies to climb over; and threatens physical harm. This book critically examines a range of cultural performances produced in relation to the tensions and movements of/about the borders dividing North America, including the Caribbean.

Getting High

Getting High

Marijuana through the Ages

  • Author: John Charles Chasteen
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 144225470X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 168
  • View: 2761
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This fascinating book traces the global history of marijuana, reaching back thousands of years. Noted historian John Charles Chasteen follows the use of the drug since Neolithic times, which makes marijuana among the first domesticated plants. Surprisingly, though, only infrequently has it been used as a recreational drug. Instead, there is a vibrant spiritual dimension to its long history that has been continually ignored. Beginning with the familiar “outbreak” of the 1960s, Chasteen unearths successive layers of marijuana’s history. Written with insight, clarity, sophistication, and good humor, this deeply informed work discusses the cultivation of cannabis and its many forms, including hemp, one of the world’s principal fiber crops. After a tour of Latin America, Africa, India, and the Muslim world, Chasteen concludes that unlike alcohol marijuana has always flourished outside the mainstream. Its principal users have been creative outsiders of many kinds—mystics, artists, musicians, free thinkers, and spiritual seekers—as well as poor laborers attracted by its low cost. Marijuana, it seems, is a mind-expanding drug after all, and Chasteen explores its rich heritage with captivating insight.

Agustin Lara

Agustin Lara

A Cultural Biography

  • Author: Andrew Grant Wood
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199976740
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 384
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Few Mexican musicians in the twentieth century achieved as much notoriety or had such an international impact as the popular singer and songwriter Agust?n Lara (1897-1970). Widely known as "el flaco de oro" ("the Golden Skinny"), this remarkably thin fellow was prolific across the genres of bolero, ballad, and folk. His most beloved "Granada", a song so enduring that it has been covered by the likes of Mario Lanza, Frank Sinatra, and Placido Domingo, is today a standard in the vocal repertory. However, there exists very little biographical literature on Lara in English. In Agust?n Lara: A Cultural Biography, author Andrew Wood's informed and informative placement of Lara's work in a broader cultural context presents a rich and comprehensive reading of the life of this significant musical figure. Lara's career as a media celebrity as well as musician provides an excellent window on Mexican society in the mid-twentieth century and on popular culture in Latin America. Wood also delves into Lara's music itself, bringing to light how the composer's work unites a number of important currents in Latin music of his day, particularly the bolero. With close musicological focus and in-depth cultural analysis riding alongside the biographical narrative, Agustin Lara: A Cultural Biography is a welcome read to aficionados and performers of Latin American musics, as well as a valuable addition to the study of modern Mexican music and Latin American popular culture as a whole.

African Roots, Brazilian Rites

African Roots, Brazilian Rites

Cultural and National Identity in Brazil

  • Author: C. Sterling
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137010002
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 260
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This text explores how Afro-Brazilians define their Africanness through Candomblé and Quilombo models, and construct paradigms of blackness with influences from US-based perspectives, through the vectors of public rituals, carnival, drama, poetry, and hip hop.

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  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Universidad del Norte
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
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Wurzeln

Wurzeln

Roman

  • Author: Alex Haley
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783596224487
  • Category:
  • Page: 717
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Ghost

Ghost

Jede Menge Leben

  • Author: Jason Reynolds
  • Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
  • ISBN: 3423433906
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 208
  • View: 5345
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Bahn frei für Ghost! Rennen, das kann GHOST, der eigentlich Castle Cranshaw heißt, schneller als jeder andere: davonrennen. Denn es gab eine Nacht in seinem Leben, in der es genau darauf ankam, in der er um sein Leben rannte. In der Schule läuft es so la la für GHOST. Wer ihm dumm kommt, kriegt eine gescheuert. Doch dann wird GHOST mehr durch Zufall Mitglied in einer Laufmannschaft, und sein Leben stellt sich auf den Kopf. Trainer Brody nimmt ihn unter seine Fittiche, und das ganze Team steht an seiner Seite. Es geht nicht mehr ums Davonrennen, sondern darum, das Ziel immer vor Augen zu haben. Der Startschuss ist gefallen.

Die Verdammten dieser Erde

Die Verdammten dieser Erde

  • Author: Frantz Fanon,Jean-Paul Sartre
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783518371688
  • Category: Afrika - Entkolonialisierung
  • Page: 266
  • View: 9714
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Jazz und Blues im afroamerikanischen Roman von der Jahrhundertwende bis zur Gegenwart

Jazz und Blues im afroamerikanischen Roman von der Jahrhundertwende bis zur Gegenwart

  • Author: Thomas Huke
  • Publisher: Königshausen & Neumann
  • ISBN: 9783884794920
  • Category: African American musicians in literature
  • Page: 261
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Singt, ihr Lebenden und ihr Toten, singt

Singt, ihr Lebenden und ihr Toten, singt

  • Author: Jesmyn Ward
  • Publisher: Antje Kunstmann
  • ISBN: 3956142284
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 300
  • View: 3259
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Jojo und seine kleine Schwester Kayla leben bei ihren Großeltern Mam and Pop an der Golfküste von Mississippi. Leonie, ihre Mutter, kümmert sich kaum um sie. Sie nimmt Drogen und arbeitet in einer Bar. Wenn sie high ist, wird Leonie von Visionen ihres toten Bruders heimgesucht, die sie quälen, aber auch trösten. Mam ist unheilbar an Krebs erkrankt, und der stille und verlässliche Pop versucht, den Haushalt aufrecht zu erhalten und Jojo beizubringen, wie man erwachsen wird. Als der weiße Vater von Leonies Kindern aus dem Gefängnis entlassen wird, packt sie ihre Kinder und eine Freundin ins Auto und fährt zur »Parchment Farm«, dem staatlichen Zuchthaus, um ihn abzuholen. Eine Reise voller Gefahr und Hoffnung. Jesmyn Ward erzählt so berührend wie unsentimental von einer schwarzen Familie in einer von Armut und tief verwurzeltem Rassismus geprägten Gesellschaft. Was bedeuten familiäre Bindungen, wo sind ihre Grenzen? Wie bewahrt man Würde, Liebe und Achtung, wenn man sie nicht erfährt? Singt, ihr Lebenden und ihr Toten, singt ist ein großer Roman, getragen von Wards so besonderer melodischer Sprache, ein zärtliches Familienporträt, eine Geschichte von Hoffnungen und Kämpfen, voller Anspielungen auf das Alte Testament und die Odyssee.

Die Musik Afrikas

Die Musik Afrikas

  • Author: Joseph H. Kwabena Nketia
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783795902551
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 337
  • View: 2844
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Auf den Spuren von Mr. Kurtz

Auf den Spuren von Mr. Kurtz

Mobutus Aufstieg und Kongos Fall

  • Author: Michela Wrong
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783893200580
  • Category: Congo (Democratic Republic)
  • Page: 334
  • View: 619
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Alexander von Humboldt's Reise in die Aequinoctial-Gegenden des neuen Continents

Alexander von Humboldt's Reise in die Aequinoctial-Gegenden des neuen Continents

  • Author: Alexander von Humboldt,Aimé Bonpland
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Natural history
  • Page: N.A
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Wildnis schaffen

Wildnis schaffen

eine transnationale Geschichte des Schweizerischen Nationalparks

  • Author: Patrick Kupper
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783258077192
  • Category: Nature conservation
  • Page: 371
  • View: 1958
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Betr. die Beteiligung der Schweizerischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft und ihrer Mitglieder Paul Sarasin, Fritz Sarasin und Hermann Christ bei der Gründung des Schweizerischen Nationalparks.

Rhythms of Race

Rhythms of Race

Cuban Musicians and the Making of Latino New York City and Miami, 1940-1960

  • Author: Christina D. Abreu
  • Publisher: UNC Press Books
  • ISBN: 1469620855
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 322
  • View: 6160
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Among the nearly 90,000 Cubans who settled in New York City and Miami in the 1940s and 1950s were numerous musicians and entertainers, black and white, who did more than fill dance halls with the rhythms of the rumba, mambo, and cha cha cha. In her history of music and race in midcentury America, Christina D. Abreu argues that these musicians, through their work in music festivals, nightclubs, social clubs, and television and film productions, played central roles in the development of Cuban, Afro-Cuban, Latino, and Afro-Latino identities and communities. Abreu draws from previously untapped oral histories, cultural materials, and Spanish-language media to uncover the lives and broader social and cultural significance of these vibrant performers. Keeping in view the wider context of the domestic and international entertainment industries, Abreu underscores how the racially diverse musicians in her study were also migrants and laborers. Her focus on the Cuban presence in New York City and Miami before the Cuban Revolution of 1959 offers a much needed critique of the post-1959 bias in Cuban American studies as well as insights into important connections between Cuban migration and other twentieth-century Latino migrations.