A Brief History of American Culture
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Robert M. Crunden
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-04-15 - Publisher: Routledge

"The discussion of each period is wide-ranging, analyzing movements and spotlighting major figures in politics and philosophy, law and literature, economics and education, jazz and journalism, science and civil rights. A readable, insightful overview of the underlying patterns that give shape to U.S. cultural history. Nonacademic readers will find Crunden's
Narratives in Black British Dance
Language: en
Pages: 296
Authors: Adesola Akinleye
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-02-08 - Publisher: Springer

This book explores Black British dance from a number of previously-untold perspectives. Bringing together the voices of dance-artists, scholars, teachers and choreographers, it looks at a range of performing arts from dancehall to ballet, providing valuable insights into dance theory, performance, pedagogy, identity and culture. It challenges the presumption that
Narratives of Community in the Black British Short Story
Language: en
Pages: 327
Authors: Bettina Jansen
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-08-16 - Publisher: Springer

Narratives of Community in the Black British Short Story offers the first systematic study of black British short story writing, tracing its development from the 1950s to the present with a particular focus on contemporary short stories by Hanif Kureishi, Jackie Kay, Suhayl Saadi, Zadie Smith, and Hari Kunzru. By
Stick to the Skin
Language: en
Pages: 344
Authors: Celeste-Marie Bernier
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-01-08 - Publisher: University of California Press

The first comparative history of African American and Black British artists, artworks, and art movements, Stick to the Skin traces the lives and works of over fifty painters, photographers, sculptors, and mixed-media, assemblage, installation, video, and performance artists working in the United States and Britain from 1965 to 2015. The
The Routledge Companion to Dance Studies
Language: en
Pages: 510
Authors: Helen Thomas, Stacey Prickett
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-11-18 - Publisher: Routledge

The Routledge Companion to Dance Studies maps out the key features of dance studies as the field stands today, while pointing to potential future developments. It locates these features both historically—within dance in particular social and cultural contexts—and in relation to other academic influences that have impinged on dance studies