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Tango And The Political Economy Of Passion

Author : Marta Savigliano
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What is tango? Dance, music, and lyrics of course, but also a philosophy, a strategy, a commodity, even a disease. This book explores the politics of tango, tracing tango's travels from the brothels of Buenos Aires to the cabarets of Paris and the shako dansu clubs of Tokyo. The author is an Argentinean political theorist and a dance professor at the University of California at Riverside. She uses her ?tango tongue? to tell interwoven tales of sexuality, gender, race, class, and national identity. Along the way she unravels relations between machismo and colonialism, postmodernism and patriarchy, exoticism and commodification. In the end she arrives at a discourse on decolonization as intellectual ?unlearning.?Marta Savigliano's voice is highly personal and political. Her account is at once about the exoticization of tango and about her own fate as a Third World woman intellectual. A few sentences from the preface are indicative: ?Tango is my womb and my tongue, a trench where I can shelter and resist the colonial invitations to '`'universalism,'? a stubborn fatalist mood when technocrats and theorists offer optimistic and seriously revised versions of '`'alternatives' for the Third World, an opportunistic metaphor to talk about myself and my stories as a success' of the civilization-development-colonization of Amca Latina, and a strategy to figure out through the history of the tango a hooked-up story of people like myself. Tango is my changing, resourceful source of identity. And because I am where I am?outside?tango hurts and comforts me: '`'Tango is a sad thought that can be danced.'?Savigliano employs the tools of ethnography, history, body-movement analysis, and political economy. Well illustrated with drawings and photos dating back to the 1880s, this book is highly readable, entertaining, and provocative. It is sure to be recognized as an important contribution in the fields of cultural studies, performance studies, decolonization, and women-of-color feminism.

Tango and the Political Economy of Passion from Exoticism to Decolonization

Author : Marta Savigliano
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Doctoral Dissertations on Asia

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Transforming Bodies

Author : Carmen Maret
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Rereading Women in Latin America and the Caribbean

Author : Jennifer Abbassi
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This indispensable text reader provides a broad-ranging and thoughtfully organized feminist introduction to the ongoing controversies of development in Latin America and the Caribbean. Designed for use in a variety of college courses, the volume collects an influential group of essays first published in Latin American Perspectives--a theoretical and scholarly journal focused on the political economy of capitalism, imperialism, and socialism in the Americas. The reader is organized into thematic sections that focus on work, politics, and culture, and each section includes substantive introductions that identify key issues, trends, and debates in the scholarly literature on women and gender in the region. Demonstrating the rich and multidisciplinary nature of Latin American studies, this collection of timely, empirical studies promotes critical thinking about women's place and power; about theory and research strategies; and about contemporary economic, political, and social conditions in Latin America and the Caribbean. Valuable as both a supplementary or primary text, Rereading Women makes a convincing claim for a materialist feminist analysis. It convincingly shows why women have become an increasingly important subject of research, acknowledges their gains and struggles over time, and explores the contributions that feminist theory has made toward the recognition of gender as a relevant--indeed essential--category for analyzing the political economy of development.

The American Humanities Index for 1999

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Latin America

Author : Juan Manuel Pérez
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This is a general bibliography on Latin America, covering a wide variety of subjects, from pre-Columbian civilizations, to Columbus, to Castro, to the foreign debt, to pollution, ect. This work will not only be of use to the general, casual reader on Latin America, but also to the more specialized researcher. The book contains over 800 topics, with over 8,000 titles identified.

Secular Devotion

Author : Timothy Brennan
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Illuminating exploration of Afro-Latin music s challenge to Western cultural imperialism.

Re Orienting Fashion

Author : Sandra Niessen
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Asian fashion has become a global phenomenon of significant economic, political and social import. But the industry in Asia remains characterized by the gap between traditional centres of fashion and power and the relatively marginalized periphery that includes Asia. The resulting fashions are ambiguous: despite their indigenous origins and inspiration, their survival depends upon the West. This book explores Asian fashion in a global economic and cultural context. In itself, this is pathbreaking because fashion studies have traditionally divided along the boundaries of the western/non-western dichotomy. When both production and consumption cut through these traditional boundaries, new fashion principles are expressed globally. How are western economic, cultural, political, iconic, and social forms inscribed in indigenous Asian fashion when (and often because) that fashion is an expression of resistance against western encroachment? How does dress become an active site for the negotiation of state ideals and gender roles in nations struggling to construct new identities informed by modern, western impulses? What role does gender play in negotiating dress symbols and how does this tie in with commodification by the global economic system? With chapters focusing on East, South, and Southeast Asian designers, retailers, consumers, and governments, this book moves Asian fashion centre-stage and should be of interest to dress and fashion theorists, anthropologists, sociologists and all those seeking to understand globalization and its effects

The Translator

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Workers Or Citizens

Author : Matthew Benjamin Karush
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In a provocative study based on extensive original research, Karush reinterprets Argentina's first experiment with electoral democracy. By the early twentieth century, massive immigration and rapid economic growth had generated severe class conflict. In 1912, the nation's elite attempted to defuse this conflict by enacting electoral reforms designed to incorporate the working-class children of immigrants into the body politic. The book reconstructs the ensuing struggles over national identity and political representation as they played out in Rosario, then the country's second largest city. Most of Rosario's politicians saw democracy not as a means to extend representation to subordinate social groups but as a nation-building tool aimed at transforming class-conscious workers into classless citizens. Intent on preserving their own hegemony, these politicians tried unsuccessfully to banish appeals to class interests from the political marketplace. Karush draws upon a wide range of sources--including the mainstream and anarchist press, political speeches, popular literature, and tango lyrics--to show that in the voting booth and on the picket line workers selectively appropriated and manipulated the various identities made available by politicians and popular culture. In charting the course of Rosario's political history, this book also offers a new perspective on both the collapse of Argentine democracy in 1930 and the rise of Peronism in 1945.

Leeds African Studies Bulletin

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Cultural Anthropology

Author : Emily Ann Schultz
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Popular Music Studies Select I

Author : John Shepherd
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From advertising to zydeco, this volume provides a guide to scholarly literature on the popular music of the world. It covers non-biographical aspects of the field, including genres, the industry, social and cultural contexts, musical practices, geographical locations and theory and method.

Popular Music Intercultural Interpretations

Author : International Association for the Study of Popular Music
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Popular Imagination

Author : Sven-Erik Klinkmann
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Austronesian Taiwan

Author : David Blundell
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Index to Dance Periodicals

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North African Mosaic

Author : Nabil Boudraa
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This books ambition is to offer the most recent scholarship on North African cultures at a time when the very notion of culture is being re-evaluated in the shifting tides that both associate and divorce the forces of nationalism, globalism and neo-liberalism. Another ambition is to be a readable document about the past and the potential of North African civilizations. Those which have been crystallized into a polysemic voice from centuries of occupations, exchanges and what is now commonly called hybridizations. In this work the collective position of the authors, with their different fields of experience, is that the languages, musics, and the many expressions of common life in North Africa continue to flourish. That they are a bridge between sub-Saharan peoples and Europe. That they are a necessary antidote to the anemic political discourses that have prevailed since decolonization. That they are seminal for the future of the African continent as it begins its true voyage into democracy. It is difficult, at this juncture, to measure the distance that, in the decades to come, will be achieved on that voyage. It is, however, less difficult to evaluate the importance of North Africa on tomorrows world. If the past is an indicator, it will be an important force in the cross-flow of trade, ideas and of global destinies.

Dance Research

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