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Becoming beautiful : ballroom dance in the American heartland

Author: Joanna Bosse
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Joanna Bosse explores the transformations undergone by the residents of a Midwestern town when they step out on the dance floor for the very first time.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: ebook version
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joanna Bosse
ISBN: 9780252039010 0252039017 9780252080630 0252080637
OCLC Number: 889941144
Description: xi, 174 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The classification of style --
Rules of engagement : marketing safety and managing risk in the ballroom --
Bringing coherence to the sensuous life : connection and partnership among social dancers --
Performing race, remaking whiteness --
Joy, flow, and personal transformation.
Responsibility: Joanna Bosse.

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Joanna Bosse explores the transformations undergone by the residents of a Midwestern town when they step out on the dance floor for the very first time.

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