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    Dance, Human Rights, and Social Justice: Dignity in Motion (Paperback) Edited by Naomi Jackson, Edited by Toni Shapiro-Phim, Contributions by Germaine Acogny, Contributions by Marjorie Agosin, Contributions by Gaby Aldor, Contributions by Elizabeth Aldrich, Contributions by Alito Alessi, Contributions by Carol Anderson, Contributions by Wyatt Bessing, Contributions by Linda Frye Burnham

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    DescriptionDance, Human Rights, and Social Justice: Dignity in Motion presents a wide-ranging compilation of essays, spanning more than 15 countries. Organized in four parts, the articles examine the regulation and exploitation of dancers and dance activity by government and authoritative groups, including abusive treatment of dancers within the dance profession; choreography involving human rights as a central theme; the engagement of dance as a means of healing victims of human rights abuses; and national and local social/political movements in which dance plays a powerful role in helping people fight oppression. These groundbreaking papers-both detailed scholarship and riveting personal accounts-encompass a broad spectrum of issues, from slavery and the Holocaust to the Bosnian and Rwandan genocides to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; from First Amendment cases and the AIDS epidemic to discrimination resulting from age, gender, race, and disability. A range of academics, choreographers, dancers, and dance/movement therapists draw connections between refugee camp, courtroom, theater, rehearsal studio, and university classroom.

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    Dance, Human Rights, and Social Justice
    Dignity in Motion
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Naomi Jackson, Edited by Toni Shapiro-Phim, Contributions by Germaine Acogny, Contributions by Marjorie Agosin, Contributions by Gaby Aldor, Contributions by Elizabeth Aldrich, Contributions by Alito Alessi, Contributions by Carol Anderson, Contributions by Wyatt Bessing, Contributions by Linda Frye Burnham
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 398
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 635 g
    ISBN 13: 9780810861497
    ISBN 10: 0810861496

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    BISAC V2.8: SOC022000
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    LC classification: GV1588.6 .D3734 2008
    Thema V1.0: AVLP
    Scarecrow Press
    Imprint name
    Scarecrow Press
    Publication date
    30 November 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Lanham, MD
    Author Information
    Naomi Jackson, Ph.D. in performance studies, is associate professor in the Department of Dance at Arizona State University. She is the author of Converging Movements: Modern Dance and Jewish Culture at the 92nd Street Y (2002). Toni Shapiro-Phim, Ph.D. in cultural anthropology, is director of research and archiving at the Khmer Arts Academy in Takhmao, Cambodia. She is the co-author of Dance in Cambodia (1999).
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    Jackson and Shapiro-Phim are the first to focus an investigation so cohesively on the political implications of movement. The result is a ground-breaking anthology that repositions understandings of the fundamental ways in which the dancer's body serves a range of human rights agendas from the oppressive to the corporate-controlled, nationalist, and liberatory. Dance, Human Rights, and Social Justice asks readers to re-evaluate the power of dance as a staged form of resistance. In the process, contributors reveal in more subtle ways the complexity of defining human rights. This book is of interest to an audience much broader than just those interested in the performing arts. Southwest Journal Of Cultures, Summer Post 2, July 2009 A provocative collection of essays...The editors have brought together a diverse collection of essays that, when read together, situate dance centrally within ideological discussions of what constitutes notions of freedom and social justice. More importantly, the essays will also spark discussion on who gets to define such concepts. Dance, Human Rights, and Social Justice is an ambitious and inclusive anthology that marks an important resource for anyone interested in dance, politics, and social activism. Dance Research Journal