Samba

Samba : Resistance in Motion

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Barbara Browning combines a lyrical, personal narrative with incisive theoretical accounts of Brazilian dance cultures. While she brings ethnographic, historiographic, and musicological scholarship to bear on her subject, Browning writes as a dancer, fully engaged in the dance cultures of Brazil and of Brazilian exile communities in the U.S.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 126 x 212 x 16mm | 281.23g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 13 b&w photos, 9 figures
  • 0253209560
  • 9780253209566
  • 1,435,196

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"... a work that is not only evocative, but provocative." -Bulletin of Latin American Research "... provides dance studies with much needed data and ideas for analyses which will look further than dance-as-text, or dance-as-reflection-of-culture." -Dance Research Journal "Browning employs her perspectives as a dancer and literary theorist in this very readable book on various dance forms in contemporary Brazil." -Choiceshow more

About Barbara Browning

BARBARA BROWNING teaches diasporic literature and cultural studies in the English Department at Princeton University. She has studied, taught, and performed Brazilian dance in Brazil, the United States, and Europe.show more

Table of contents

INTRODUCTION1. SAMBA: THE BODY ARTICULATE2. DIVINE CHOREOGRAPHY AND THE EMBODIMENT OF METAPHOR3. HEADSPIN: CAPOEIRA'S IRONIC INVERSIONS4. OF THE DAUGHTERS OF GANDHI AND THE DANCE OF THE CHICKENCONCLUSIONNOTESINDEXshow more

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