By Stavros Stavrou Karayanni
all through centuries of eu colonial domination, the our bodies of center japanese dancers, female and male, movement sumptuously and seductively around the pages of Western commute journals, evoking wish and derision, admiration and disdain, attract and revulsion. This profound ambivalence types the axis of an research into center japanese dance—an research that extends to modern stomach dance.
Stavros Stavrou Karayanni, via old research, theoretical research, and private mirrored image, explores how heart jap 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, demonstrate the complicated ways that this arguable dance has been formed via Eurocentric versions that outline and keep an eye on id functionality.
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Dancing Fear and Desire: Race, Sexuality, and Imperial Politics in Middle Eastern Dance (Cultural Studies) by Stavros Stavrou Karayanni