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Belly dance around the world : new communities, performance and identity

Author: Caitlin E McDonald; Barbara Sellers-Young
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., 2013.
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"Dancer/scholars from around the world have contributed essays on belly dance to this book. They all carefully consider the transformation of an improvised folk form from North Africa and the Middle East into a popular global dance practice"--
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Belly dance around the world.
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., 2013
(DLC) 2013018394
(OCoLC)829738767
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Caitlin E McDonald; Barbara Sellers-Young
ISBN: 9781476605685 1476605688 1299704794 9781299704794
OCLC Number: 852158528
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Table of Contents; Preface and Acknowledgments; Introduction: The Interplay of Dance and the Imagined Possibilities of Identity (Barbara Sellers-Young); What Is Baladi about al-Raqs al-Baladi?: On the Survival of Belly Dance in Egypt (Noha Roushdy); Finding "the Feeling": Oriental Dance, Musiqa al-Gadid, and Tarab (Candace Bordelon); Performing Identity/Diasporic Encounters (Lynette Harper); 1970s Belly Dance and the "How-To" Phenomenon: Feminism, Fitness and Orientalism (Virginia Keft-Kennedy). Dancing with Inspiration in New Zealand and Australian Dance Communities (Marion Cowper and Carolyn Michelle)Local Performance/Global Connection: American Tribal Style and Its Imagined Community (Teresa Cutler-Broyles); The Use of Nostalgia in Tribal Fusion Dance (Catherine Mary Scheelar); "I mean, what is a Pakeha New Zealander's national dance? We don't have one": Belly Dance and Transculturation in New Zealand (Brigid Kelly); Quintessentially English Belly Dance: In Search of an English Tradition (Siouxsie Cooper); Delilah: Dancing the Earth (Barbara Sellers-Young). Negotiating Female Sexuality: Bollywood Belly Dance, "Item Girls" and Dance Classes (Smeeta Mishra)Digitizing Raqs Sharqi: Belly Dance in Second Life (Caitlin E. McDonald); About the Contributors; Index.
Responsibility: edited by Caitlin E. McDonald and Barbara Sellers-Young.

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