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Erotic triangles : Sundanese dance and masculinity in West Java

Author: Henry Spiller
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2010.
Series: Chicago studies in ethnomusicology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In West Java, Indonesia, all it takes is a woman's voice and a drum beat to make a man get up and dance. Every day, men there, be they students, pedicab drivers, civil servants, or businessmen breach ordinary standards of decorum and succumb to the rhythm at village ceremonies, weddings, political rallies, and nightclubs. The music the men dance to varies from traditional gong ensembles to the contemporary pop known  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Spiller
ISBN: 9780226769585 0226769585 9780226769592 0226769593
OCLC Number: 495597280
Description: xvii, 251 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Discourses of Sundanese dance --
Drumming and power --
Ronggeng and desire --
Dance events and freedom --
The erotic triangle of Sundanese dance --
Triangulating Sundanese dance.
Series Title: Chicago studies in ethnomusicology.
Other Titles: Sundanese dance and masculinity in West Java
Responsibility: Henry Spiller.

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In West Java, Indonesia, all it takes is a woman's voice and a drumbeat to make a man get up and dance. The author draws on decades of ethnographic research to explore the reasons behind this  Read more...

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