Music Dance and the Art of Seduction

Music  Dance and the Art of Seduction Author Frank Kouwenhoven
ISBN-10 9059725263
Release 2014-01-15
Pages 461
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Music plays a fascinating role in courting and flirting in human cultures. The power of music to enhance social cohesion, to stimulate people to synchronize their rhythms, to sway, to dance, to get into a trance, or indeed, to experience sexual excitement, has led to numerous different traditions of music and dance in the service of seduction or sexual education.0This book examines a wide range of such practices: from the dancing and singing of South Indian devadasis (ritual and royal courtesans) to the provocative dialogues exchanged between Chinese rural villagers; from the vigorous dance songs of prepubescent girls of the Baka (Cameroon) to the ‘bump and grind’ and serpentine movements of pole dancers in night clubs. And how did a composer like Mozart define the interplay of attraction and recoil in his operas?0Many aspects – from conventions of language to gestures, postures, smells and other sensual signals – appear to be unique for specific local traditions. Other features, such as the seductive qualities of the human voice or the appreciation of vocal musical dialogues as a ‘battle of wits’ clearly transcend cultural boundaries. The shared point of departure for the wide-ranging (musical, biological and anthropological) excursions in this volume is the ‘how’ and ‘why’ of music’s power to establish a sexual rapport. Does music – like sex – go deeper than culture ? A range of scholars from different disciplines set out to address these questions.



The Oxford Handbook of Music Revival

The Oxford Handbook of Music Revival Author Caroline Bithell
ISBN-10 9780199384921
Release 2014-06-26
Pages 704
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Revival movements aim to revitalize traditions perceived as threatened or moribund by adapting them to new temporal, spatial, and social contexts. While many of these movements have been well-documented in Western Europe and North America,those occurring and recurring elsewhere in the world have received little or no attention. Particularly under-analyzed are the aftermaths of revivals: the new infrastructures, musical styles, performance practices, subcultural communities, and value systems that grow out of these movements. The Oxford Handbook of Music Revival fills this gap, and helps us achieve a deeper understanding of how and why musical pasts are reimagined and transfigured in modern-day postindustrial, postcolonial, and postwar contexts. The book's thirty chapters present innovative theoretical perspectives illustrated through new ethnographic case studies on diverse music and dance cultures around the world. Together these essays reveal the potency of acts of revival, resurgence, restoration, and renewal in shaping musical landscapes and transforming social experience. The book makes a powerful argument for the untapped potential of revival as a productive analytical tool in contemporary, global contexts. With its detailed treatment of authenticity, recontextualization, transmission, institutionalization, globalization, the significance of history, and other key concerns, the collection engages with critical issues far beyond the field of revival studies and is crucial for understanding contemporary manifestations of folk, traditional, and heritage music in today's postmodern cosmopolitan societies.



Dance Human Rights and Social Justice

Dance  Human Rights  and Social Justice Author Naomi Jackson
ISBN-10 9780810862180
Release 2008-11-06
Pages 398
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Dance, Human Rights, and Social Justice: Dignity in Motion presents a wide-ranging compilation of essays, spanning more than 15 countries. Organized in four parts, the articles examine the regulation and exploitation of dancers and dance activity by government and authoritative groups, including abusive treatment of dancers within the dance profession; choreography involving human rights as a central theme; the engagement of dance as a means of healing victims of human rights abuses; and national and local social/political movements in which dance plays a powerful role in helping people fight oppression. These groundbreaking papers_both detailed scholarship and riveting personal accounts_encompass a broad spectrum of issues, from slavery and the Holocaust to the Bosnian and Rwandan genocides to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; from First Amendment cases and the AIDS epidemic to discrimination resulting from age, gender, race, and disability. A range of academics, choreographers, dancers, and dance/movement therapists draw connections between refugee camp, courtroom, theater, rehearsal studio, and university classroom.



The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Ethnicity

The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Ethnicity Author Anthony Shay
ISBN-10 9780190493936
Release 2016-04-20
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Dance intersects with ethnicity in a powerful variety of ways and at a broad set of venues. Dance practices and attitudes about ethnicity have sometimes been the source of outright discord, as when African Americans were - and sometimes still are - told that their bodies are 'not right' for ballet, when Anglo Americans painted their faces black to perform in minstrel shows, when 19th century Christian missionaries banned the performance of particular native dance traditions throughout much of Polynesia, and when the Spanish conquistadors and church officials banned sacred Aztec dance rituals. More recently, dance performances became a locus of ethnic disunity in the former Yugoslavia as the Serbs of Bosnia attended dance concerts but only applauded for the Serbian dances, presaging the violent disintegration of that failed state. The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Ethnicity brings together scholars from across the globe in an investigation of what it means to define oneself in an ethnic category and how this category is performed and represented by dance as an ethnicity. Newly-commissioned for the volume, the chapters of the book place a reflective lens on dance and its context to examine the role of dance as performed embodiment of the historical moments and associated lived identities. In bringing modern dance and ballet into the conversation alongside forms more often considered ethnic, the chapters ask the reader to contemplate previous categories of folk, ethnic, classical, and modern. From this standpoint, the book considers how dance maintains, challenges, resists or in some cases evolves new forms of identity based on prior categories. Ultimately, the goal of the book is to acknowledge the depth of research that has been undertaken and to promote continued research and conceptualization of dance and its role in the creation of ethnicity. Dance and ethnicity is an increasingly active area of scholarly inquiry in dance studies and ethnomusicology alike and the need is great for serious scholarship to shape the contours of these debates. The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Ethnicity provides an authoritative and up-to-date survey of original research from leading experts which will set the tone for future scholarly conversation.



Sustainable Futures for Music Cultures

Sustainable Futures for Music Cultures Author Huib Schippers
ISBN-10 9780190259099
Release 2016-10-03
Pages 368
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The sustainability of music and other intangible expressions of culture has been high on the agenda of scholars, governments and NGOs in recent years. However, there is a striking lack of systematic research into what exactly affects sustainability across music cultures. By analyzing case studies of nine highly diverse music cultures against a single framework that identifies key factors in music sustainability, Sustainable Futures for Music Cultures offers an understanding of both the challenges and the dynamics of music sustainability in the contemporary global environment, and breathes new life into the previously discredited realm of comparative musicology, from an emphatically non-Eurocentric perspective. Situated within the expanding field of applied ethnomusicology, this book confirms some commonly held beliefs, challenges others, and reveals sometimes surprising insights into the dynamics of music cultures. By examining, comparing and contrasting highly diverse contexts from thriving to 'in urgent need of safeguarding,' Sustainable Futures for Music Cultures analyzes sustainability across five carefully defined domains. The book identifies pathways to strategies and tools that may empower communities to sustain and revitalize their music heritage on their terms. In this way, this book contributes to greater scholarly insight, new (sub)disciplinary approaches, and pathways to improved practical outcomes for the long-term sustainability of music cultures. As such it will be an essential resource for ethnomusicologists, as well as scholars and activists outside of music, with an interest in the preservation of intangible cultural heritage.



Dancing to Learn

Dancing to Learn Author Judith Lynne Hanna
ISBN-10 9781475806069
Release 2014-11-17
Pages 214
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Dancing to Learn: Cognition, Emotion, and Movement explores the rationale for dance as a medium of learning to help engage educators and scientists to explore the underpinnings of dance, and dancers as well as members of the general public who are curious about new ways of comprehending dance.



Naked Truth

Naked Truth Author Judith Lynne Hanna
ISBN-10 9780292735767
Release 2012-05-01
Pages 338
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Across America, strip clubs have come under attack by a politically aggressive segment of the Christian Right. Using plausible-sounding but factually untrue arguments about the harmful effects of strip clubs on their communities, the Christian Right has stoked public outrage and incited local and state governments to impose onerous restrictions on the clubs with the intent of dismantling the exotic dance industry. But an even larger agenda is at work, according to Judith Lynne Hanna. In Naked Truth, she builds a convincing case that the attack on exotic dance is part of the activist Christian Right’s “grand design” to supplant constitutional democracy in America with a Bible-based theocracy. Hanna takes readers onstage, backstage, and into the community and courts to reveal the conflicts, charges, and realities that are playing out at the intersection of erotic fantasy, religion, politics, and law. She explains why exotic dance is a legitimate form of artistic communication and debunks the many myths and untruths that the Christian Right uses to fight strip clubs. Hanna also demonstrates that while the fight happens at the local level, it is part of a national campaign to regulate sexuality and punish those who do not adhere to Scripture-based moral values. Ultimately, she argues, the naked truth is that the separation of church and state is under siege and our civil liberties—free speech, women’s rights, and free enterprise—are at stake.



A Distinctive Voice in the Antipodes

A Distinctive Voice in the Antipodes Author Kirsty Gillespie
ISBN-10 9781760461126
Release 2017-07-17
Pages 502
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This volume of essays honours the life and work of Stephen A. Wild, one of Australia’s leading ethnomusicologists. Born in Western Australia, Wild studied at Indiana University in the USA before returning to Australia to pursue a lifelong career with Indigenous Australian music. As researcher, teacher, and administrator, Wild’s work has impacted generations of scholars around the world, leading him to be described as ‘a great facilitator and a scholar who serves humanity through music’ by Andrée Grau, Professor of the Anthropology of Dance at University of Roehampton, London. Focusing on the music of Aboriginal Australia and the Pacific Islands, and the concerns of archiving and academia, the essays within are authored by peers, colleagues, and former students of Wild. Most of the authors are members of the Study Group on Music and Dance of Oceania of the International Council for Traditional Music, an organisation that has also played an important role in Wild’s life and development as a scholar of international standing. Ranging in scope from the musicological to the anthropological—from technical musical analyses to observations of the sociocultural context of music—these essays reflect not only on the varied and cross-disciplinary nature of Wild’s work, but on the many facets of ethnomusicology today.



The Rotarian

The Rotarian Author
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Release 2000-03
Pages 64
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Established in 1911, The Rotarian is the official magazine of Rotary International and is circulated worldwide. Each issue contains feature articles, columns, and departments about, or of interest to, Rotarians. Seventeen Nobel Prize winners and 19 Pulitzer Prize winners – from Mahatma Ghandi to Kurt Vonnegut Jr. – have written for the magazine.



S E M Newsletter

S E M  Newsletter Author
ISBN-10 IND:30000107697520
Release 2002
Pages
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S E M Newsletter has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from S E M Newsletter also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full S E M Newsletter book for free.



The Art Instinct

The Art Instinct Author Denis Dutton
ISBN-10 9780199539420
Release 2009
Pages 278
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The Dinka have a connoisseur's appreciation of the patterns and colours of the markings on their cattle. The Japanese tea ceremony is regarded as a performance art. Some cultures produce carving but no drawing; others specialize in poetry. Yet despite the rich variety of artistic expression to be found across many cultures, we all share a deep sense of aesthetic pleasure. The need to create art of some form is found in every human society. In iThe Art Instinct/i, Denis Dutton exploresthe idea that this need has an evolutionary basis: how the feelings that we all share when we see a wonderful landscape or a beautiful sunset evolved as a useful adaptation in our hunter-gather ancestors, and have been passed on to us today, manifest in our artistic natures. Why do people indulge in displaying their artistic skills? How can we understand artistic genius? Why do we value art, and what is it for? These questions have long been asked by scholars in the humanities and in literature, but this is the first book to consider the biological basis of this deep human need. This sparking and intelligent book looks at these deep and fundamental questions, and combines the science of evolutionary psychology with aesthetics, to shed new light on longstanding questions about the nature of art.



How to Meet Broads

How to Meet Broads Author Jeff Cagney
ISBN-10 9781461112778
Release 2011-05-29
Pages 204
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"Men, if all you're looking for is a woman who smokes, frequents bars and has sex with any man she likes, then you need to read this book." -Literary R&R Are you shy around beautiful women? Do you break out in a cold sweat at the thought of approaching that cute girl across the bar? Are you crippled by the fear of rejection? On those rare occasions when you do find yourself chatting with a girl you're attracted to, do you freeze up and spend several minutes babbling idiotically until she finally, mercifully concocts an excuse to leave? Do you frequently find yourself going home alone, putting on some sad music, cursing your miserable life and crying yourself to sleep? Would you like to be that guy who walks into a bar by himself and exits shortly thereafter with the hottest broad in the room? If you answered yes to any of these questions, "How to Meet Broads: A Comprehensive Guide to the Art of Seduction" is here to help! Using the ground-breaking How to Meet Broads system, you can improve your look, boost your self-confidence and successfully seduce the girls of your dreams! "How to Meet Broads: A Comprehensive Guide to the Art of Seduction" offers a point-by-point process for becoming not only a man that women aspire to be with, but also one who is capable of sustaining a healthy relationship (when applicable). This process is elaborated upon in the form of letters written by the online readers of Mr. Cagney and his often-hilarious replies. Don't let the sarcasm and self-deprecation fool you, however... at its most basic, this is a book about respecting yourself and those around you, and you'll be surprised at just how heartfelt Mr. Cagney is about helping others achieve happiness.



Billboard

Billboard Author
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Release 2004-05-01
Pages 120
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In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.



Of Another World

Of Another World Author Monna Dithmer
ISBN-10 8772896825
Release 2002
Pages 261
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This book is an international anthology about dance seen as a world of dreams, ideals or paradises lost - a place where identity and reality are at stake. Through essays, interviews, and analytical reflections, such diverse subjects are treated as Bournonville's ideal of a critic, Nijinsky's faun versus the romantic dream of elusive women, the broken marriage between music and dance, dancing as an erotic motif in the paintings of the Danish Golden Age, and the beast in dance from Swan Lake to butoh.



Vom Kunstwerden und Kunstsein Wandlungsprozesse von Kunstverst ndnis und Kunstrezeption

Vom Kunstwerden und Kunstsein  Wandlungsprozesse von Kunstverst  ndnis und Kunstrezeption Author Heide Marie Herstad
ISBN-10 9783961465132
Release 2017-01
Pages 180
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Kunst ist eine Interaktion zwischen dem Menschen in seinem individuellen Sein, einem manifesten, flüchtigen und/oder eingebildeten Gegenstand und den Fremdeinwirkungen und Manipulationen der Umwelt. Dieses Thema behandelt die Autorin in vier Artikeln: Erstens diskutiert sie das Ineinander-Filzen von Kunst als Identität, als ästhetischem und musikalischem Ausdruck sowie als Marktinteresse und Politik. Zweitens diskutiert sie die Kunst im politischen Kontext. Kunst kann als strukturelles, visuelles, rhythmisches und akustisches Erlebnis zur Verführung, Manipulation und Hypnose der Menschen ge- und missbraucht werden. Drittens betrachtet sie Kunst im Kontext von Wirklichkeitswandlungen. Dieser Artikel konzentriert sich auf die theoretische Kunstdebatte und auf die Vermarktung der Kunst. Denn wenn Kunst nach dem Börsenwert definiert wird, wird die gesamte Kunstdebatte null und nichtig. Auf dem Markt kann alles über einen Leisten geschlagen werden. Hier gibt es keine Abgrenzungen zwischen dem Schönen, Banalen, Absurden, Grotesken, Phantastischen und der Fiktion. Kunst als reiner Marktwert wird in sich selber absurd. Das ist das Ende der Kunst. Ist das das Ende der Kunst? Kunst wurde im Laufe der Jahrtausende immer wieder zu Grabe getragen. Kunst als Teil des Lebens und einer Lebensvorstellung ist immer noch lebendig. Das ist das Thema des vierten Artikels.



Die 24 Gesetze der Verf hrung

Die 24 Gesetze der Verf  hrung Author Robert Greene
ISBN-10 3446201467
Release 2002
Pages 557
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Die 24 Gesetze der Verf hrung has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Die 24 Gesetze der Verf hrung also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Die 24 Gesetze der Verf hrung book for free.



Seduction in Popular Culture Psychology and Philosophy

Seduction in Popular Culture  Psychology  and Philosophy Author Martins, Constantino
ISBN-10 9781522505266
Release 2016-08-15
Pages 332
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Seduction is a complicated concept that is a part of the general human experience. Despite the prevalence of seduction in our personal lives as well as within popular culture, the concept has not been widely discussed and researched as an academic field. Seduction in Popular Culture, Psychology, and Philosophy explores the concept of seduction and the many ways it can be understood, either as a social and individual practice, a psychological trait, or a schema for manipulation. Taking a cross-disciplinary approach, this publication features research-based chapters relevant to sociologists, media professionals, psychologists, philosophers, advertising professionals, researchers, and graduate level students studying in related areas.