Samba: Resistance in Motion

Samba: Resistance in Motion Best Read || [Barbara Browning] Samba: Resistance in Motion Best Read || [Barbara Browning] - Samba: Resistance in Motion, Samba Resistance in Motion Barbara Browning combines a lyrical personal narrative with incisive theoretical accounts of Brazilian dance cultures While she brings ethnographic historiographic and musicological scholarship to

  • Title: Samba: Resistance in Motion
  • Author: Barbara Browning
  • ISBN: 9780253209566
  • Page: 290
  • Format: Paperback

Samba: Resistance in Motion Best Read || [Barbara Browning] - Samba: Resistance in Motion, Samba Resistance in Motion Barbara Browning combines a lyrical personal narrative with incisive theoretical accounts of Brazilian dance cultures While she brings ethnographic historiographic and musicological scholarship to

Samba: Resistance in Motion, Samba: Resistance in Motion Best Read || [Barbara Browning], Samba: Resistance in Motion, Barbara Browning, Samba Resistance in Motion Barbara Browning combines a lyrical personal narrative with incisive theoretical accounts of Brazilian dance cultures While she brings ethnographic historiographic and musicological scholarship to bear on her subject Browning writes as a dancer fully engaged in the dance cultures of Brazil and of Brazilian exile communities in the U S. Samba: Resistance in Motion Best Read || [Barbara Browning] - Samba: Resistance in Motion, Samba Resistance in Motion Barbara Browning combines a lyrical personal narrative with incisive theoretical accounts of Brazilian dance cultures While she brings ethnographic historiographic and musicological scholarship to

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Samba: Resistance in Motion

Comments Samba: Resistance in Motion

  1. A disappointing contribution to dance scholarship Though historically and factually compelling, Brown s ethnography which uses no ethnographic methods or interlocutors is overwhelmed by her own interpretations of the dances that impose her worldview on her subject Her feminist anthropology doesn t seem to emerge organically from the women and men she studies, but rather to be affixed top down onto the topic Her prose is circuitous and often interrupted by strange sidebars such as a quite insensi [...]


  2. The writing is as sensuous and intimate as the movements described Browning s work manage to be personal and scholarly at the same time She explains this approach as part of a feminist anthropology I would have liked the book to be longer, but she accomplishes a lot in the 170 pages, going over samba, candombl , capoeira, and carnival in such a way that the complex layers informing these traditions become tangible, if not all together pinned down The book is reverent and fierce.


  3. A very interesting exploration of the meaning of dances in LAtin Ametica and how deeply intertwined they often are with politics and history It was the first time I d ever heard of capoeira 10 years ago.