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Author Jackson, Gale, 1958- author.

Title Put your hands on your hips and act like a woman : Black history and poetics in performance / Gale P. Jackson.

Publication Info. Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2020]

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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 225 pages)
Summary "Gale P. Jackson describes and reimagines the ways women of the African diaspora have drawn on ancient traditions to record memory, history, and experience with dance and explores the narratives, articulations of agency, and constructions of identity embedded in women's cultural performance. In engaging these vibrant traditions, "Put Your Hands on Your Hips and Act Like a Woman" provides a window into multiple discourses and new paradigms for locating the history, philosophy, and theory embedded in Black traditions"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents The Way we do -- Juba danced -- The ancestors and the lullaby -- Put your hands on your hips : rites of passage in performance -- Rosy, Possum, Morning Star : work songs and the blues -- Coda.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Subject African American women -- Music -- History and criticism.
Slaves -- Southern States -- Music -- History and criticism.
African Americans -- Music -- History and criticism.
African American dance -- History.
African American women dancers.
African Americans -- History.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other Form: Print version: 9781496217684 1496217683 (DLC) 2019030006 (OCoLC)1120784965
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