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Be(com)ing Korean in the United States:

Exploring Ethnic Identity Formation Through Cultural Practices
S. Sonya Gwak
ISBN: 9781604975840

Most studies about Asian Americans focus on the immigration challenges, or the conflicts and differences between generations. While these are important issues that affect the lives of Asian Americans, it is also valuable to focus on how new cultural identities are formed in the attempt to hold on to the traditions of the immigrant homeland . This research pays close attention to how young people understand their identities through cultural practices, regardless of generational differences. The focus is on collective meaning-making about ethnic identity across immigration statuses and generations. Read More..

The Evolution of Aesthetic and Expressive Dance in Boston

Jody Weber
ISBN: 9781604976212

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. Read More..

Hip Hop and Inequality:

Searching for the "Real" Slim Shady
Simona Hill and Dave Ramsaran
ISBN: 9781604976519

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. Read More..

Hybrid Lives of Teaching Artists in Dance and Theatre Arts:

A Critical Reader
Mary Elizabeth Anderson and Doug Risner
ISBN: 9781604978810

The teaching artist today performs an important role in numerous educational contexts. This volume, focused on teaching artists in dance and theatre disciplines,expands this developing area of inquiry and reveals topographies for teaching in and through these arts disciplines that have, until this text, been examined separately. It illuminates pedagogical, artistic, and professional issues for two performing arts disciplines by using the voices and experiences of each form’s practitioners and those who prepare them. Read More..

John Durang:

Man of the American Stage
Lynn Matluck Brooks
ISBN: 9781604977752

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. Read More..

Legacy in Dance Education:

Essays and Interviews on Values, Practices, and People
Thomas K. Hagood
ISBN: 9781604975635

"In reading this book, the existing or aspiring dance educator realizes that our legacy, while strong, is equally fragile. It only exists while those we have mentored are there to pass it along. That makes this book a wonder. It will encourage today's dance educators to record their work." - Journal of Dance Education Read More..

Margaret H’Doubler:

The Legacy of America's Dance Education Pioneer
John Wilson, Thomas Hagood, and Mary Alice Brennan
ISBN: 9781934043295

This is the first thorough critique of Margaret H’Doubler’s life, career, and philosophies. It is an extraordinary resource for dance scholars, educators, and students. Read More..

Perspectives on Contemporary Dance History:

Revisiting Impulse, 1950–1970
Thomas K. Hagood and Luke C. Kahlich
ISBN: 9781604978483

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. Read More..

 

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