Ring shout wheel about the racial politics of music and dance in north american slaveryby dyonne thompson katrina urbana il university of illinois press 2014 . The enslaved communities throughout a burgeoning north america customarily gathered on this day for the upkeep of their homes to enhance family solidarity and to exchange the collective cultural expressions of music song and dance these gatherings allowed for a temporary relaxation the brief deliverance from fear and from the lash producing a metamorphosis in their appearance and . Ring shout wheel about the racial politics of music and dance in north american slavery ebook written by katrina dyonne thompson read this book using google play books app on your pc android. In this ambitious project historian katrina thompson examines the conceptualization and staging of race through the performance sometimes coerced of black dance from the slave ship to the minstrel stage drawing on a rich variety of sources thompson explicates how black musical performance was used by white europeans and americans to justify enslavement perpetuate the existing racial . ring shout wheel about is more than a study of slave music and dance katrina dyonne thompson provides a sophisticated analysis of how slave dance and musical performances contributed to historical and contemporary stereotypes of african americans
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