From ballroom to dancesport : aesthetics, athletics, and body culture / Caroline Joan S. Picart.

"Drawing on recent media portrayals and her own experience, author and dancer Caroline Joan S. Picart explores ballroom dancing and its more "sporty" equivalent, DanceSport, suggesting that they are reflective of larger social, political, and cultural tensions. The past several years...

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Online Access:Electronic book from EBSCO
Main Author: Picart, Caroline Joan, 1966-
Format: eBook
Published:Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2006.
Series:SUNY series on sport, culture, and social relations.
SUNY series in communication studies.
Table of Contents:
  • Machine generated contents note: 1. contested landscape of ballroom dance : culture, gender, race, class, and nationality in performance
  • 2. Dancing through different worlds : an autoethnography of the interactive body and virtual emotions in ballroom dance
  • 3. Ballroom dance and the movies
  • 4. Paving the road to the Olympics : staging and financing the Olympic dream
  • 5. Packaging fantasy and morality
  • 6. Quo Vadis?