Digging the Africanist Presence in American Performance: Dance and Other Contexts

By: Gottschild, Brenda Dixon

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224 pages. Text unmarked. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Some reading-wear and bumping to corners. Different / earlier cover than pictured on Amazon. This ground-breaking work brings dance into current discussions of the African presence in American culture. Dixon Gottschild argues that the Africanist aesthetic has been invisibilized by the pervasive force of racism. This book provides evidence to correct and balance the record, investigating the Africanist presence as a conditioning factor in shaping American performance, onstage and in everyday life. She examines the Africanist presence in American dance forms particularly in George Balanchine's Americanized style of ballet, (post)modern dance, and blackface minstrelsy. Hip hop culture and rap are related to contemporary performance, showing how a disenfranchised culture affects the culture in power. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 2 pounds. Category: African-American Studies; ISBN: 027596373X. Inventory No: 029356. Paperback

Title: Digging the Africanist Presence in American Performance: Dance and Other Contexts

Author Name: Gottschild, Brenda Dixon

Categories: African-American Studies,

Publisher: Praeger: 1998

ISBN Number: 027596373X

ISBN Number 13: 9780275963736

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good Condition

lbs: 1.88 lbs

Seller ID: 029356

Keywords: BZDB373 African-American Studies; Digging the Africanist Presence in American Performance Dance and Other Contexts Brenda Dixon Gottschild Paperback