Salsa World

Salsa World

A Global Dance in Local Contexts

Book - 2015
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Since its emergence in the 1960s, salsa has transformed from a symbol of Nuyorican pride into an emblem of pan-Latinism and finally a form of global popular culture. While Latinos all over the world have developed and even exported their own "dance accents," local dance scenes have arisen in increasingly far-flung locations, each with their own flavor and unique features.

Salsa Worldexamines the ways in which bodies relate to culture in specific places. The contributors, a notable group of scholars and practitioners, analyze dance practices in the U.S., Japan, Spain, France, Colombia, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic. Writing from the disciplines of ethnomusicology, anthropology, sociology, and performance studies, the contributors explore salsa's kinetopias - places defined by movement, or vice versa- as they have arisen through the dance's interaction with local histories, identities, and musical forms.
Taken together, the essays in this book examine contemporary salsa dancing in all its complexity, taking special note of how it is localized and how issues of geography, race and ethnicity, and identity interact with the global salsa industry.


Contributors include B#65533;rbara Balbuena Guti#65533;rrez, Katherine Borland, Joanna Bosse, Rossy D#65533;az, Sa#65533;l Escalona, Kengo Iwanaga, Isabel Llano, Jonathan S. Marion, Priscilla Renta, Alejandro Ulloa Sanmiguel, and the editor.

In the series Studies in Latin American and Caribbean Music, edited by Peter Manuel
Publisher: Philadelphia, PA : Temple University Press, 2015
Edition: Paperback edition
ISBN: 9781439910078
1439910073
9781439910061
1439910065
Branch Call Number: 793.3 Sa368 2015
Characteristics: viii, 229 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

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