The Passion of Music and Dance
Body, Gender and Sexuality
Edited by William Washabaugh
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Passion of Music and Dance by William Washabaugh
Book DescriptionThe late nineteenth century witnessed the birth and popularization of a number of highly emotional musical styles that played on the eagerness of modern Europeans and Americans to toy with the limits of sanity and to taste the ecstasies of living on the edge. This absorbing book explores these popular, passionate musical styles -- which include flamenco, tango and rebetika -- and points out that they arose as well-intentioned intellectuals co-opted the emotional experiences most closely associated with women. In drawing those experiences out of female practice, they defined, objectified, and turned them into strategies of domination, the deepest impact of which was felt, ironically, by modern women. In bridging anthropology, sociology, cultural, media, body and gender studies, this book broadens the base of theory which has ignored the transnational world of Latin and Mediterranean popular culture and makes a powerful statement about the intersection of nationalism, sexuality, identity and authenticity.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781859739044
(216mm x 140mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Berg Publishers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Jun-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author William Washabaugh
Flamenco Music and National Identity in Spain, Hardback (March 2012)
Explores the efforts of the government in southern Spain to establish flamenco music as a significant patrimonial symbol and marker of cultural identity. Further, this title aims to show that these Andalusian efforts form part of the ambitious project of rethinking the nation-state of Spain, and of reconsidering the nature of national identity.
Flamenco, Paperback (September 1996)» View all books by William Washabaugh
A study of contemporary flamenco music as a multi-dimensional movement of popular culture. Although portrayed as an apolitical, frivolous form of entertainment, flamenco is shown here to have influenced the Franco regime. This text explores flamenco in its social, cultural and historical context.
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Author Biography - William Washabaugh
William Washabaugh Professor of Anthropology,University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee
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