Josephine Baker and Katherine Dunham: Dances in Literature and Cinema

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Price
$32.14
Publisher
University of Illinois Press
Publish Date
Pages
272
Dimensions
6.0 X 8.9 X 0.8 inches | 0.98 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780252084454

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About the Author

Hannah Durkin is a lecturer in literature and film at Newcastle University. She is a coeditor of Visualising Slavery: Art Across the African Diaspora.

Reviews

"Josephine Baker and Katherine Dunham is a tour-de-force brilliantly analyzing the cinematic depictions in a black Atlantic context. The full implications of the European depictions of these wonderful dancers is teased out through exhaustive attention to dancing techniques, cinematography and the two women's autobiographical writings. A must read for all scholars of African American performance and cultural politics."--Alan Rice, author of Creating Memorials, Building Identities: The Politics of Memory in the Black Atlantic
"Makes a significant contribution to the field. . . . The dance performances of these artists as recreated onscreen are interpreted and read through the lens of a dance critic who interrogates the dancing body which appropriated diasporic dance techniques over which the artist did not always control."--Charlene B. Regester, African American Actresses: The Struggle for Visibility, 1900-1960