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Dancing Tango: Passionate Encounters in a Globalizing World. By Kathy Davis. New York: New York University Press, 2014. Pp. x+225. $79.00.

Harman, Vicki (2016) Dancing Tango: Passionate Encounters in a Globalizing World. By Kathy Davis. New York: New York University Press, 2014. Pp. x+225. $79.00. American Journal of Sociology, 121 (4). pp. 1305-1307.

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Abstract

In Dancing Tango, Kathy Davis adeptly moves among personal observation, ethnographic observation, film sources, and the perspectives of her informants in order to explore what tango dancing means to those who engage in it. Focusing on Buenos Aires and Amsterdam, this book is a useful contribution to a growing and much-needed body of work taking a sociological approach to dance. As Davis highlights, researching dance can reveal much about social divisions such as gender, social class, age, and national identity.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Harman, Vickiv.harman@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Date : January 2016
Identification Number : 10.1086/683628
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 07 Dec 2017 16:19
Last Modified : 07 Dec 2017 16:19
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/845170

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