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link to catalog page, Hoedowns, Reels, and Frolics

Hoedowns, Reels, and Frolics

Roots and Branches of Southern Appalachian Dance

Author: Phil Jamison
Pub Date: July

From cakewalks to clogging, a new history of a vital American art form   learn more...
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link to catalog page DA COSTA, Politicizing Creative Economy

Politicizing Creative Economy

Activism and a Hunger Called Theater

Author: Dia Da Costa
Pub Date: January 2017

Rethinking the theoretical and policy optimism around the arts and creative economy   learn more...
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link to catalog page, The Beautiful Music All Around Us

The Beautiful Music All Around Us

Field Recordings and the American Experience

Author: Stephen Wade
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: 2015

Uncovering the hidden histories of iconic American folksongs   learn more...
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link to catalog page, Daisy Turner's Kin

Daisy Turner's Kin

An African American Family Saga

Author: Jane C. Beck
Pub Date: July 2015

The oral history of an American family from Africa to the twentieth century   learn more...
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link to catalog page, The Ecology of the Spoken Word

The Ecology of the Spoken Word

Amazonian Storytelling and Shamanism among the Napo Runa

Author: Michael A. Uzendoski and Edith Felicia Calapucha-Tapuy
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: February 2015

Beyond words, exploring Quichua aesthetic expression   learn more...
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link to catalog page, Reinventing Chinese Tradition

Reinventing Chinese Tradition

The Cultural Politics of Late Socialism

Author: Ka-ming Wu
Pub Date: November 2015

An eye-opening study of an evolving culture and society within contemporary China   learn more...
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link to catalog page, Squeeze This!

Squeeze This!

A Cultural History of the Accordion in America

Author: Marion Jacobson
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: February 2015

Everything you wanted to know about piano accordions in America--but were afraid to ask   learn more...
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link to catalog page, Women Musicians of Uzbekistan

Women Musicians of Uzbekistan

From Courtyard to Conservatory

Author: Tanya Merchant
Pub Date: August 2015

Music's role in constructing gendered national identity   learn more...
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link to catalog page, Maithil Women's Tales

Maithil Women's Tales

Storytelling on the Nepal-India Border

Author: Coralynn V. Davis
Pub Date: August 2014

Traces Maithil women’s agency and meaning-making in their contemporary telling of traditional folktales   learn more...
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link to catalog page, Ring Shout, Wheel About

Ring Shout, Wheel About

The Racial Politics of Music and Dance in North American Slavery

Author: Katrina Dyonne Thompson
Pub Date: February 2014

A stage-level view of black musical performance and early American conceptualizations of race   learn more...
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