Samba

9780253209566: Paperback
Release Date: 22nd November 1995

Dimensions: 127 x 229

Number of Pages: 192

Series Arts and Politics of the Everyday

Indiana University Press

Samba

Resistance in Motion

Paperback / £16.99

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.

INTRODUCTION

1. SAMBA: THE BODY ARTICULATE
2. DIVINE CHOREOGRAPHY AND THE EMBODIMENT OF METAPHOR
3. HEADSPIN: CAPOEIRA’S IRONIC INVERSIONS
4. OF THE DAUGHTERS OF GANDHI AND THE DANCE OF THE CHICKEN

CONCLUSION
NOTES
INDEX

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.

Browning employs her perspectives as a dancer and literary theorist in this very readable book on various dance forms in contemporary Brazil.

Choice

. . . 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