Soulstepping: African American Step Shows

Soulstepping: African American Step Shows

by Elizabeth C. Fine
     
 

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ISBN-10: 025207534X

ISBN-13: 9780252075346

Pub. Date: 12/10/2007

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

Stepping is a complex performance that melds folk traditions with popular culture and involves synchronized percussive movement, singing, speaking, chanting, and drama. Elizabeth C. Fine's stunningly elaborate and vibrant portrayal of the cultural politics of stepping draws on interviews with individuals on college campuses and steppers and stepping coaches from

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Stepping is a complex performance that melds folk traditions with popular culture and involves synchronized percussive movement, singing, speaking, chanting, and drama. Elizabeth C. Fine's stunningly elaborate and vibrant portrayal of the cultural politics of stepping draws on interviews with individuals on college campuses and steppers and stepping coaches from high schools, community groups, churches, and dance organizations. Soulstepping is the first book to document the history of stepping, its roots in African and African American culture, and its transformation by churches, schools, and social groups into a powerful tool for instilling group identity and community involvement.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780252075346
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
12/10/2007
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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