Dancing Fear and Desire: Race, Sexuality, and Imperial by Stavros Stavrou Karayanni

By Stavros Stavrou Karayanni

all through centuries of eu colonial domination, the our bodies of center jap dancers, female and male, flow sumptuously and seductively around the pages of Western trip journals, evoking wish and derision, admiration and disdain, attract and revulsion. This profound ambivalence varieties the axis of an research into heart jap dance—an research that extends to modern abdominal dance.

Stavros Stavrou Karayanni, via old research, theoretical research, and private mirrored image, explores how heart japanese dance actively engages race, intercourse, and nationwide identification. shut readings of colonial go back and forth narratives, an exam of Oscar Wilde’s Salome, and analyses of treatises approximately Greek dance, show the difficult ways that this debatable dance has been formed by means of Eurocentric types that outline and keep an eye on identification functionality.

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