Salsa World: A Global Dance In Local Contexts by Sydney HutchinsonSalsa World: A Global Dance In Local Contexts by Sydney Hutchinson

Salsa World: A Global Dance In Local Contexts

EditorSydney Hutchinson

Paperback | September 1, 2015

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Since its emergence in the 1960s, salsa has transformed from a symbol of Nuyorican pride into an emblem of pan-Latinism and finally a form of global popular culture. While Latinos all over the world have developed and even exported their own “dance accents,” local dance scenes have arisen in increasingly far-flung locations, each with their own flavor and unique features.

Salsa World
examines the ways in which bodies relate to culture in specific places. The contributors, a notable group of scholars and practitioners, analyze dance practices in the U.S., Japan, Spain, France, Colombia, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic. Writing from the disciplines of ethnomusicology, anthropology, sociology, and performance studies, the contributors explore salsa’s kinetopias - places defined by movement, or vice versa- as they have arisen through the dance’s interaction with local histories, identities, and musical forms.
Taken together, the essays in this book examine contemporary salsa dancing in all its complexity, taking special note of how it is localized and how issues of geography, race and ethnicity, and identity interact with the global salsa industry.

Contributors include Bárbara Balbuena Gutiérrez,Katherine Borland, Joanna Bosse, Rossy Díaz, Saúl Escalona, Kengo Iwanaga, Isabel Llano, Jonathan S. Marion, Priscilla Renta, Alejandro Ulloa Sanmiguel, and the editor.

In the series Studies in Latin American and Caribbean Music, edited by Peter Manuel

Sydney Hutchinson is an Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology in the Department of Art and Music Histories at Syracuse University.
Title:Salsa World: A Global Dance In Local ContextsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.8 inPublished:September 1, 2015Publisher:Temple University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1439910073

ISBN - 13:9781439910078

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Table of Contents

1 Dancing in Place: An Introduction | Sydney Hutchinson
2 What’s in a Number? From Local Nostalgia to Global Marketability in New York’s On-2 Salsa | Sydney Hutchinson
3 From Hip-Hop and Hustle to Mambo and Salsa: New Jersey’s Eclectic Salsa Dance Revival | Katherine Borland 
4 Contextualizing Content and Conduct in the L.A. Salsa Scene | Jonathan S. Marion
5 Small-Town Cosmopolitans: Salsa Dance in Rural America | Joanna Bosse
6 Dancing Salsa in Cuba: Another Look | Bárbara Balbuena Gutiérrez (Translated by Sydney Hutchinson)
7 The Global Commercialization of Salsa Dancing and Sabor (Puerto Rico) | Priscilla Renta
8 Identity Is Also Danced (Cali, Colombia) | Alejandro Ulloa Sanmiguel (Translated by Sydney Hutchinson)
9 Dancing Salsa in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: A First Look | Rossy Díaz (Translated by Sydney Hutchinson)
10 Allons à la Fête—On Danse Salsa: New Routes for Salsa in France | Saúl Escalona (Translated by Sydney Hutchinson)
11 Salsa in Barcelona and Spain | Isabel Llano (Translated by Sydney Hutchinson)
12 Diffusion and Change in Salsa Dance Styles in Japan | Kengo Iwanaga