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Tangled Roots: Kalenda and Other Neo-African Dances in the Circum-Caribbean

Julian Gerstin (ed.)

in Making Caribbean Dance: Continuity and Creativity in Island Cultures

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813034676
eISBN:
9780813046303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034676.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Dance

Julian Gerstin starts with historical citations of, confusions about, and variations on the Caribbean dances kalenda, chica, bamboula, djouba, and bele. He notes that these dances spread through the ... More


High Tide: The Executive Director Years

Thomas J. Osborne

in Coastal Sage: Peter Douglas and the Fight to Save California's Shore

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520283084
eISBN:
9780520958913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283084.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The book’s core, this chapter treats Douglas’s somewhat unconventional personality and his management of staff before surveying his role in the commission’s handling of 12 representative issues ... More


Body, Nation, and Identity: Guillermo Gómez-Peña's Performances on the Web

Niamh Thornton

in Latin American Cyberculture and Cyberliterature

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310614
eISBN:
9781846313462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313462.007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter focuses on Guillermo Gómez-Peña, a leading figure in Latin American cyberculture whose Netart straddles both political and cultural expression. It describes how Gómez-Peña investigates ... More


Resurrecting Chica da Silva: Gender, Race, and Nation in Brazilian Popular Culture

Raquel L. de Souza

in Gendered Resistance: Women, Slavery, and the Legacy of Margaret Garner

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037900
eISBN:
9780252095160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037900.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter details the resistance of Chica da Silva. Chica was an enslaved woman born in eighteenth-century Brazil who obtained manumission and socioeconomic ascendance through her involvement with ... More


Concentric Circles of Theatricality: Pantomimic Dances from the Sacred to the Secular

K. Meira Goldberg

in Sonidos Negros: On the Blackness of Flamenco

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190466916
eISBN:
9780190466954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190466916.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Dance, Ethnomusicology, World Music

In early modern Spain, raza (race) signified the stain of Blackness, while casta (chaste, caste) signified purity of blood—Whiteness. But with its empire in decline, eighteenth-century Spain enacted ... More


Post-Saladoid Puerto Rico

William F. Keegan and Corinne L. Hofman

in The Caribbean before Columbus

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190605247
eISBN:
9780190605278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190605247.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Puerto Rico is a unique case due to the substantial quantity of research conducted there. It has stood as the model for cultural development across the islands. This chapter challenges these ... More


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