Revisiting Impulse, 1950–1970
Impulse, A West Coast Annual of Contemporary Dance was the first and for many years the preeminent link between discourses in dance and society, politics, education, performance, history, philosophy, criticism, science, religion, to name but a few. As eminent authors of the time were invited to contribute to issues of Impulse, contemporary dance scholars were invited to contribute to this book that examines Impulse from today’s point of view. This volume revisits the journal’s breadth of commentary, scope of authorship, and provocative yet engaging discourses.
Man of the American Stage
This book takes the perspective of the theater as a crucible for the forging of American identity and culture. John Durang (1768–1822) is both an exemplary and a remarkable figure in early American theater. Among the first native-born Americans to appear on the stage, he was the first to make the theater his life.
Searching for the "Real" Slim Shady
Little work has been done on trying to locate the emergence of hip hop and hip hop culture within the context of capitalist development in the United States. This book shows how racial, gender, and ethnic stereotypes are reformulated through different media. The book critically analyzes two prominent archetypal images of the gangsta male and the wanksta feminist who can be either male or female.
Boston’s regional dance pioneers forged powerful relationships with their community that shaped their broader work in terms of education, choreography, and advocacy. This study of their schools, artistic work, and audience development provides insight into the development of expressive movement both regionally and nationally. An important book for collections in dance history, women’s studies, and regional histories.