Bodies of Sound

Bodies of Sound

Studies Across Popular Music and Dance

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From the ragtime one-step of the early twentieth century to the contemporary practices of youth club cultures, popular dance and music are inextricably linked. This collection reveals the intimate connections between the corporeal and the sonic in the creation, transmission and reception of popular dance and music. The volume provokes a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary conversation that includes scholarship from Asia, Europe and the United States, which explores topics from the nineteenth century through to the present day and engages with practices at local, national and transnational levels.

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& Francis Publishing

From the ragtime one-step of the early twentieth century to the contemporary practices of youth club cultures, popular dance and music are inextricably linked. This collection reveals the intimate connections between the corporeal and the sonic in the creation, transmission and reception of popular dance and music, which is imagined here as ‘bodies of sound’. The volume provokes a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary conversation that includes scholarship from Asia, Europe and the United States, which explores topics from the nineteenth century through to the present day and engages with practices at local, national and transnational levels. In Part I: Constructing the Popular, the authors explore how categories of popular music and dance are constructed and de-stabilized, and their proclivity to appropriate and re-imagine cultural forms and meanings. In Part II: Authenticity, Revival and Reinvention, the authors examine how popular forms produce and manipulate identities and meanings through their attraction to and departure from cultural traditions. In Part III: (Re)Framing Value, the authors interrogate how values are inscribed, silenced, rearticulated and capitalized through popular music and dance. And in Part IV: Politics of the Popular, the authors read the popular as a site of political negotiation and transformation.

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Topics discussed in the 13 contributions presented here are quite diverse. A sampling: the cancan, ballroom dancing, English folk singing, halling, Bahaian samba, dance and music in West Side Story, marketing recorded dance music before World War I, dance in contemporary Taiwanese popular culture, and jazz, dance, and Black British identities. The editors, who are also contributors, are affiliated as follows: Sherill Dodds (dance, Temple U.) and Susan C. Cook (music, U. of Wisconsin-Madison). They provide an introductory essay explaining some of the overarching themes, which include the construction of categories, connections with identities and meanings, and articulation of values through popular music and dance. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Burlington, VT :, Ashgate Pub.,, [2013]
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781409445180
1409445186
9781409445173
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xviii, 237 pages) : illustrations, music
Additional Contributors: Cook, Susan C.
Dodds, Sherril 1967-

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