Dancing across Borders Danzas y Bailes Mexicanos

by Olga Najera-Ramirez

Dancing across Borders Danzas y Bailes Mexicanos Synopsis

This book explores Mexican popular and traditional dance practices on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, addressing questions of authenticity, aesthetics, identity, interpretation, and research methodologies in dance performance. Contributors include not only noted scholars from a variety of disciplines but also several dance practitioners who reflect on their engagement with dance and reveal subtexts of dance culture. Contributors are Norma E. Cantu, Susan Cashion, Maria Teresa Cesena, Xochitl C. Chavez, Adriana Cruz Manjarrez, Renee de la Torre Castellanos, Peter J. Garcia, Rudy F. Garcia, Chris Goertzen, Martha Gonzalez, Elisa Diana Huerta, Sydney Hutchinson, Marie Keta Miranda, Olga Najera-Ramirez, Shakina Nayfack, Russell Rodriguez, Brenda M. Romero, Nancy Lee Chalfa Ruyter, Jose Sanchez Jimenez, and Alberto Zarate Rosales.

Dancing across Borders Danzas y Bailes Mexicanos Press Reviews

This stimulating collection sets a new standard for anthropological dance studies far beyond its U.S.-Mexico focus. Daniel Sheehy, author of Mariachi Music in America: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture

Book Information

ISBN: 9780252034091
Publication date: 26th May 2009
Author: Olga Najera-Ramirez
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 432 pages
Categories: Dance, Cultural studies,

About Olga Najera-Ramirez

Olga Najera-Ramirez is a professor of anthropology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Norma E. Cantu is a professor of English at the University of Texas, San Antonio. Brenda M. Romero is an associate professor of ethnomusicology at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

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