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Riassunto: While Africans and their descendants have lived in Mexico for centuries, many Afro-Mexicans do not consider themselves to be either black or African. For almost a century, Mexico has promoted an ideal of its citizens as having a combination of indigenous and European ancestry. This obscures the presence of African, Asian, and other populations that have contributed to the growth of the nation. However, performance studies-of dance, music, and theatrical events-reveal the influence of African people and their cultural productions on Mexican society. In this work, Anita Gonzalez articulates African ethnicity and artistry within the broader panorama of Mexican culture by featuring dance events that are performed either by Afro-Mexicans or by other ethnic Mexican groups about Afro-Mexicans. She illustrates how dance reflects upon social histories and relationships and documents how residents of some sectors of Mexico construct their histories through performance. Festival dances and, sometimes, professional staged dances point to a continuing negotiation among Native American, Spanish, African, and other ethnic identities within the evolving nation of Mexico. These performances embody the mobile histories of ethnic encounters because each dance includes a spectrum of characters based upon local situations and historical memories.
About the Author: ANITA GONZÁLEZ is Associate Professor and Associate Chair of Theatre Arts at the State University of New York at New Paltz. She is the author of Jarocho’s Soul: Cultural Identity and Afro-Mexican Dance, and she has published essays in Modern Drama, Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, Community and Performance Reader, and Dance Research Journal.
Titolo: Afro-Mexico: Dancing between Myth and ...
Casa editrice: University of Texas Press
Data di pubblicazione: 2010
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro University of Texas Press, Austin, 2010. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. George O. Jackson and Jose Manuel Pellicer, Photography (illustratore). First Edition. A Fine copy in black cloth, in a Fine dust jacket. Codice libro della libreria 037914
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. [ No Hassle 30 Day Returns ][ Ships Daily ] [ Underlining/Highlighting: NONE ] [ Writing: NONE ] [ Edition: First ] Publisher: University of Texas Press Pub Date: 12/1/2010 Binding: Hardcover Pages: 183 First edition. Codice libro della libreria 5612524
Descrizione libro University of Texas Press, 2010. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. Laminated pictorial covers. New in shrinkwrap. Photographs by George O. Jackson & Jose Manuel Pellicer; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 183 pp. Codice libro della libreria 27539
Descrizione libro University of Texas Press, 2010. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0292723245
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Afro-Mexico: Dancing between Myth and Reality. Codice libro della libreria Grb1173003
Descrizione libro University of Texas Press, 2010. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110292723245
Descrizione libro Univ of Texas Pr, 2010. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Brand New. 190 pages. 10.25x7.25x1.00 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria zk0292723245