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Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Mar 06, Greg Avakian rated it really liked it. A nice history of dancing in the African American community. Good references between social history and dance history, but I would have liked more examples of steps and mechanics of dances.
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Admittedly, I have been exposed to movement concepts through old-timers and dance classes so I would have liked to have had what I learned compared to what people were doing at the time. What this book gave me was a fuller view of the social lives of the people and culture who were doing the partner dancing of A nice history of dancing in the African American community.
What this book gave me was a fuller view of the social lives of the people and culture who were doing the partner dancing of the time. Aug 04, Olivia rated it it was ok Shelves: dance , history , non-fiction , blues. The subject is fascinating, and much of the primary source content, but the organization and writing felt dry and lifeless especially compared to the type of dancing that served as the focus.
I was most disappointed at the lack of sensitivity to the dance as movement. Very rarely did the author include descriptions of movements accompany their suggestive, but not necessarily defining, names for moves or steps such as funky butt, camel walks, snake hips, etc. Moreover, there's doubtless much to The subject is fascinating, and much of the primary source content, but the organization and writing felt dry and lifeless especially compared to the type of dancing that served as the focus.
Jookin': The Rise of Social Dance Formations in African-American Culture
Moreover, there's doubtless much to be gained by an insightful analysis of these movements, the spaces in which they occurred, and the social, political, and economic structures that led and followed the actual steps of the dancers. Oct 02, Ruth Evelyn rated it did not like it. Jookin' featured shockingly poor organization, accompanied by shoddy writing that efficiently obscured meaning behind names and dates tossed out with abandon.
Though ostensibly about social dance, the writing lacked movement.
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Hazzard-Gordon rarely got around to interpreting how the changing socio-cultural formations effected the physical movements. For example: How did movements change to accommodate the smaller spaces of Rent Parties? Though I slogged through it, I wouldn't recommend anyone e Jookin' featured shockingly poor organization, accompanied by shoddy writing that efficiently obscured meaning behind names and dates tossed out with abandon.
Though I slogged through it, I wouldn't recommend anyone else bother. Jan 28, Jessica rated it it was ok. Had to read this for an Anthro African dance class where the author is my professor.
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The book is okay for the class and it went well because it taught me how dancing and slaves meshed together. If I was to see this book in a library I would not pick it up because it is not my type of read. It wasn't slow but you have to be interested in the genre and material that is being presented in the book.
I did feel that the author jumped around a bit and it wasn't properly laid out. Jan 17, Josh rated it really liked it.
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This book places cultural developments in places, times, and demographics, while giving reasons for how those settings came about. Dance movements and their development are not covered, while the placement of popular dances and their settings are included. It's good, it's alright. It mostly just doesn't go into the depth that I was hoping it would. Given that I already know quite a bit about the subject I was really just hoping for more detail. May 05, Beth rated it really liked it.
Strange organization, but really good research. Laura Koan rated it really liked it Nov 25, Damon rated it really liked it Jan 06, Kris rated it really liked it Jan 07, Josh rated it liked it Jun 28, Rakisha rated it really liked it May 29, Riccardo rated it liked it May 28, Stephanie rated it it was amazing Aug 14, Fred Barron rated it did not like it Aug 28, Chloe rated it liked it Jul 30, Robin rated it it was amazing Jan 11, Louise Scholz-Conway rated it really liked it Aug 12, Grace Jones-Taylor rated it it was amazing May 31, Obsidian Tea rated it it was amazing Jun 12, Denise Alvarado rated it it was amazing Jun 08, Asha rated it liked it Jan 04, Sara rated it liked it Aug 07, Christina Gonzalez rated it really liked it Sep 18, Craig Werner rated it really liked it Jul 05, Mark Brown rated it it was amazing Jan 12, Cheryl added it Oct 18, Ryan Swift marked it as to-read Mar 12, Sistah Rfuaw marked it as to-read Apr 22, Seller Inventory AAJ More information about this seller Contact this seller.
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View all copies of this ISBN edition:. From the Publisher : The first analysis of the development of the jook and other dance arenas in African-American culture Honorable Mention of the De La Torre Bueno Prize from the Dance Perspectives Foundations From the Inside Flap : "We glean just how rich the black dance tradition is from this vibrant, engaging social history, which hops from the decks of slave ships to honky-tonks, membership clubs and cabarets Szwed, Professor of Anthropology and Afro-American Studies, Yale University "Hazzard-Gordons' brief, informative, sprightly, and thoroughly enjoyable volume draws on a wealth of published scholarship, interviews, and personal experience to trace the evolving varieties of African-American dance forms.
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