Salsa Crossings

Author: Cindy García
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
ISBN: 0822354977
Size: 17.43 MB
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In Los Angeles, night after night, the city's salsa clubs become social arenas where hierarchies of gender, race, and class, and of nationality, citizenship, and belonging are enacted on and off the dance floor. In an ethnography filled with dramatic narratives, Cindy García describes how local salseras/os gain social status by performing an exoticized L.A.–style salsa that distances them from club practices associated with Mexicanness. Many Latinos in Los Angeles try to avoid "dancing like a Mexican," attempting to rid their dancing of techniques that might suggest that they are migrants, poor, working-class, Mexican, or undocumented. In L.A. salsa clubs, social belonging and mobility depend on subtleties of technique and movement. With a well-timed dance-floor exit or the lift of a properly tweezed eyebrow, a dancer signals affiliation not only with a distinctive salsa style but also with a particular conceptualization of latinidad.

Salsa And Its Transnational Moves

Author: Sheenagh Pietrobruno
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739114689
Size: 14.73 MB
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Salsa and Its Transnational Moves presents a critical analysis of salsa dancing in Quebec, Canada. Pulling from such varied fields as anthropology, cultural studies, gender studies, and popular music studies, Pietrobruno examines the local and transnational dimensions underlying the dissemination of salsa within a North American metropolis.

Cuban Women And Salsa

Author: D. Poey
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137382825
Size: 12.16 MB
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Salsa is both an American and transnational phenomenon, however women in salsa have been neglected. To explore how female singers negotiate issues of gender, race, and nation through their performances, Poey engages with the ways they problematize the idea of the nation and facilitate their musical performances' movement across multiple borders.

Salsa Dancing Into The Social Sciences

Author: Kristin Luker
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674040380
Size: 20.97 MB
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This book is both a handbook for defining and completing a research project, and an astute introduction to the neglected history and changeable philosophy of modern social science.

Salsa Dancing With Pterodactyls

Author: Leigh Verrill-Rhys
Publisher: Eres
ISBN: 9781630413415
Size: 18.85 MB
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He's a lawyer. He's her boss. He’s the pterodactyl man she wants. She’s broken and can never give him the family he wants. She’s too good for him. She’s the answer to his prayers. He’s a monster to consider involving her in the mess he’s made of his life. David Gitano’s family believes she is using him. Emily Burdis’s family believes he is using her. Members of the Board force him to take the blame for a conspiracy that will destroy his career and he’s the kind of pterodactyl man who will do what it takes to protect his family. The conspirators pressure her to abandon him to his fate but she’s just as much a raptor as her lover when it comes to the family they have created together. A custody battle for his two-year son is the ultimate weapon but even that fails when Emily employs her public relations training to stack the family court against David’s in-laws.