By Black Hawk Hancock
In American Allegory, Black Hawk Hancock deals an embedded and embodied ethnography that situates dance inside a bigger Chicago panorama of segregated social practices. Delving into Chicago dance worlds, the Lindy and Steppin’, Hancock makes use of a mixture of participant-observation and interviews to carry to the skin the racial rigidity that surrounds white use of black cultural types. targeting new different types of appropriation in an period of multiculturalism, Hancock underscores the institutionalization of racial disparities and gives fantastic insights into the intersection of race and tradition in America.
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