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 deliver to the skin the racial stress that surrounds white use of black cultural varieties. targeting new types of appropriation in an period of multiculturalism, Hancock underscores the institutionalization of racial disparities and gives incredible insights into the intersection of race and tradition in America.
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