Baring Unbearable Sensualities: Hip Hop Dance, Bodies, Race, and Power (Hardcover)

Baring Unbearable Sensualities: Hip Hop Dance, Bodies, Race, and Power By Rosemarie A. Roberts Cover Image

Baring Unbearable Sensualities: Hip Hop Dance, Bodies, Race, and Power (Hardcover)

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Theorizing the experiences of Black and Brown bodies in Hip Hop dance

Baring Unbearable Sensualities brings together a bold methodology, an interdisciplinary perspective and a rich array of primary sources to deepen and complicate mainstream understandings of Hip Hop dance, an Afro-diasporic dance form, which have generally reduced the style to a set of techniques divorced from social contexts. Drawing on close observation and interviews with Hip Hop pioneers and their students, Rosemarie A. Roberts proposes that Hip Hop dance is a collective and sentient process of resisting oppressive manifestations of race and power. Roberts argues that the experiences of marginalized Black and Brown bodies materialize in and through Hip Hop dance from the streets of urban centers to contemporary worldwide expressions. A companion web site contains over 30 video clips referenced in the text.

Publication of this book is funded by the Beatrice Fox Auerbach Foundation Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.

ROSEMARIE A. ROBERTS (New London, CT), Dayton Professor of Dance at Connecticut College, holds an endowed professorship in the interdisciplinary study of the arts.
Product Details ISBN: 9780819500052
ISBN-10: 0819500054
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Publication Date: October 5th, 2021
Pages: 176
Language: English